Submitted by Sodexo
Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that it has been selected as one of the Top 50 Companies of the Year by LATINA Style, Inc. The full list of companies has been published in the August issue of LATINA Style Magazine.
“Diversity and Inclusion is a driving component of Sodexo and is integral to the company’s growth,” said Gerri Mason Hall, Chief Diversity and Sustainability Officer, Sodexo Americas. “We are proud and honored to be recognized, for the eleventh consecutive year.”
Sodexo has seen significant increases in candidates who identify themselves as Hispanic or Latinos. The company's strategy includes outreach through a range of job boards that reach diverse populations. Sodexo also develops strategic relationships with key external Hispanic professional associations targeting college recruitment programs that focuses on Hispanic serving schools, such as New Mexico State. A few of these organizations include the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Unidos US (formerly National Council of La Raza), and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
Since 1998, the LATINA Style 50 list has established the standard by which corporations are measured for their plan to hire, retain and promote Latina professionals. This year’s survey directs special attention to Latina recruitment, veteran and military personnel programs, and increase in the number of Latina employees at the company. This report recognizes companies who find diversity and inclusion essential to their success.
Sodexo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has been consistently recognized by external organizations and notable diversity publications. In January, Sodexo was recognized on Bloomberg’s 2019 Gender Equality Index and FORTUNE’S 2019 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.
About LATINA Style, Inc.
LATINA Style Inc., headquartered in Dallas, TX, is the publisher of LATINA Style Magazine, a national magazine for the professional Hispanic woman. The magazine has been published for 25 years and has a national circulation of 150,000 and a readership of nearly 600,000. The company is host of the LATINA Style Business Series, the LATINA Style 50 Report, the National LATINA Symposium and the LATINA Style Hero Initiative. For further information about the LATINA Style 50 Report visit www.latinastyle.com or call (214) 357-2186.
About Sodexo North America
Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 160,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada, and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $19 billion in goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., in 2018, Sodexo contributed over 159,500 in volunteer hours, and since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed nearly $34.5 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoUSA.com, SodexoInsights.com and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com ) is a leading integrated facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. Sodexo serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government, and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a member of Sodexo Group, and funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.sodexofoundation.org ), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $11 million in grants to fight hunger in America.
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