New Report Highlights Sodexo’s Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts

October 22, 2009

Emphasis on Environment, Ethical Practices, Commitments for the Future

New Report Highlights Sodexo’s Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts

GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 22, 2009 – Sodexo today issued its North America 2008-2009 Corporate Citizenship Report highlighting the company’s progress and commitment to be a leader in the areas of environmental performance, sustainable food and agriculture, health and wellbeing, and fighting hunger, among other areas. The report also lays out the new, performance-oriented measures the company will employ in its sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts going forward. The report is available electronically.

Key highlights in the report:

  • Sodexo in 2009 was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, and was named Worldwide Sector Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row.
  • Creation of the Sustainability Education and Expert Development (SEED) management program to share experiences and best practices among Sodexo’s employees and 6,000 clients throughout North America. The program already has identified site level eco-efficiencies that resulted in substantial energy and water savings.
  • The company will expand its engagement with leaders in environment, health, and community development.
  • The company will continue to promote sustainable food and agriculture by purchasing locally grown products from farmers in communities across the nation, and by offering a range of fairly and responsibly traded products.

To find out more about Sodexo’s commitment to reduce its environmental impact, restore natural resources, fight hunger, provide leadership for diversity and inclusion, act as a model for business integrity, and improve the service it provides to people and communities, view the full report on its sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts.

Sodexo, Inc.
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. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.

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