Sodexo extends corporate responsibility leadership; repeats top rank in RobecoSAM "Sustainability Yearbook 2014"
Recognized for positive impact in local communities and as a leading employer
Issy-les-Moulineaux, February 19 - Sodexo has been ranked, for the seventh consecutive year, as the best-performing company for Social, Environmental and Economic Performance in the benchmark RobecoSAM `Sustainability Yearbook 2014` as Sector Leader and Gold Class.
Despite changes in methodology that make inclusion even more difficult, Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, has again topped its industry and is the only company in the sector named Gold Class. Sodexo earned the highest overall score in its peer group, 80 percent (compared to a sector average of 48).
Sodexo earned a perfect (100) score for the positive local impact of its business operations around the world.
Sodexo also earned the highest score in its industry in the social pillar - particularly impressive in light the large number of employees (nearly 428,000) and the decentralized nature of its business (33,300 client sites in 80 countries).
This yearbook is published by RobecoSAM (http://www.robecosam.com), a leading asset management company focusing on sustainability investing. This year more than 2,000 companies were considered for inclusion in the yearbook, using up to 120 financial, environmental, social and economic indicators to evaluate companies in 59 industries. The RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook is regarded as the world`s most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability performance, in part due to continually raising the bar for inclusion.
For more information on RobecoSAM`s Sustainability Yearbook visit: http://yearbook.robecosam.com/
More about Sodexo and corporate responsability
Sodexo has consistently been a leader, topping the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for nine consecutive years, ranking #1 on the 2013 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list and named one of Fortune Magazine`s `Most Admired` companies in the Diversified Outsourcing Services sector.
Sodexo has been credited for transparency and reporting. The company shares information on its sustainability performance, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, and our reporting is externally audited.
For more information on corporate responsibility: http://www.sodexo.com/en/corporate-responsibility/corporate-responsibility-home.aspx
Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 45 years of experience: from reception, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo`s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 428,000 employees throughout the world.
Key Figures (as of August 31, 2013)
Sodexo in the world
18.4 billion euro consolidated revenue
18th largest employer worldwide
75 million consumers served daily
11.6 billion euro in market capitalization (as of January 7, 2014)
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