Asia Society Recognizes Sodexo with HONOR for Distinguished Practice as the 2012 Best Company in Promoting Asian Pacific Americans into Senior Leadership

June 12, 2012

Award is based on responses from 2012 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey

Asia Society Recognizes Sodexo with HONOR for Distinguished Practice as the 2012 Best Company in Promoting Asian Pacific Americans into Senior Leadership

Gaithersburg, MD – (June 12, 2012) – Asia Society, the leading global and Pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders and institutions of the United States and Asia, recognized Sodexo with the 2012 HONOR for Distinguished Practice in the Promoting Asian Pacific Americans into Senior Leadership category. 

The Asia Society seeks to increase knowledge and enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of arts and culture, policy and business, and education and with its third annual Diversity Leadership Forum, turned the spotlight on key diversity and inclusion issues in both the U.S. and Asia.

“We are especially proud to receive this honor because eighty percent of the award is determined by the responses provided by Sodexo’s Asian American employees. It is validation from our employees that we are moving in the right direction with regards to our inclusion efforts focused on Asian Pacific Americans,” said Rohini Anand, senior vice president and global chief diversity officer for Sodexo. “Sodexo’s Pan-Asian Network Group (PANG) is key to bringing value to our employees and supporting them to achieve career goals,” added Anand. 

The one-day forum featured interactive workshops and culminated in an awards ceremony honoring companies at the forefront in promoting APA leaders and global diversity – based on the results of Asia Society’s “2012 Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey.”  The survey of employees from Fortune 500 and other large companies exclusively measures the corporate success of Asian Pacific Americans and explores how companies can create a supportive workplace that is conducive to the growth of both their business and their employees’ leadership capabilities.

About Asia Society
Founded in 1956, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. Asia Society is on the web at www.AsiaSociety.org
About Sodexo
 
Sodexo in North America
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, and Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., 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 $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog
 
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as a partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 413,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of Life Services. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.

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