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Sodexo Named to 2019 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being List

Sodexo Named to 2019 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being List

Published 09-26-19

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On behalf of Sodexo Health & Well-being, Jackie Womble (right) accepted NBGH award from Brian Marcotte (left), President and CEO, National Business Group on Health.

 Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that it has been named by The National Business Group on Health’s 2019 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being list as a gold level award winner. Special recognition was also awarded for linking health and well-being to business performance.

“Sodexo is dedicated to its employees who are at the root of our success,” said Stephanie Payne, Chief Human Resources Officer, North America. “We are excited to be recognized by The National Business Group on Health for our commitment to supporting employees’ well-being.”

As the world’s 19th largest employer, Sodexo is dedicated to improving the quality of life of its employees, clients, and customers. Central to this commitment is Sodexo’s corporate responsibility roadmap, Better Tomorrow 2025, which guides the organization to make life better for individuals, communities, and the environment.

Sodexo provides a range of offerings to support and empower its employees to take charge of their own quality of life. Offerings include health screenings and assessments, online coaching and tools, a smoking cessation program, an employee assistance program, wellness fairs, flu vaccinationswebinars, and toolkits that address all dimensions of well-being. Sodexo also helps its employees make a difference for themselves through volunteering, energy-saving tips, and payroll giving.

The National Business Group on Health selected 50 companies on platinum, gold, and silver levels for exceptional commitment to improving their employees’ overall well-being, productivity and quality of life. Companies were chosen based on a wide range of well-being contributors including financial security, mental and physical health, social connectedness and community involvement. Gold level status indicates organizations with strong commitment to holistic well-being and related metrics. Four special recognitions awards were also presented to companies that have demonstrated exceptional engagement and impact within one area of well-being.  

Sodexo is consistently recognized as an employer of choice by highly regarded external organizations, earning coveted spots on FORTUNE’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies and Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index, as well as a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.  Visit for a complete list of awards and recognition.

About the National Business Group on Health®

The National Business Group on Health is the only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on health policy issues and optimizing workforce strategy through innovative health, benefits and well-being solutions. The Business Group keeps its membership on the leading edge of innovation, thinking and action to address health care cost and the delivery, financing, affordability and consumer experience with the health care system. Business Group members, many of whom have operations globally, include 73 Fortune 100 companies, and provide health coverage for more than 60 million workers, retirees and their families in over 200 countries. For more information, visit

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 and connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.

Madison Brennan
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Sodexo, Inc. ( ) 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 ( ), 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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