Sodexo Again Named One of World's Best Outsourcing Companies

April 27, 2010

It is the fifth straight year that Sodexo has been ranked in the top five companies of the Global Outsourcing 100®

Sodexo Again Named One of World's Best Outsourcing Companies

Issy-les-Moulineaux, April 27, 2010 - Sodexo has been ranked third among the world's leading outsourcing services companies by an industry association, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®)*. It is the fifth straight year that Sodexo has been ranked in the top five companies of the Global Outsourcing 100®. For the third year in a row, Sodexo was the highest-ranked company in its industry category, "Facility Services."

In ranking outsourcing firms from throughout the world, IAOP looks at companies' client testimonials, outsourcing experience, workforce skills and training, professional certifications, the track record of the management team and the quality of its customer services. Among the categories in which Sodexo achieved the highest possible score this year were Customer References, Global Presence and Executive Leadership.

This latest recognition follows a recent series of honors earned by Sodexo and its teams, including:

• Named one of the world's "Most Admired Companies" for 2010 by FORTUNE Magazine
• Selected in Sustainable Asset Management (SAM)'s 2010 Sustainability Yearbook as "SAM Sector Leader 2010" and "SAM Gold Class 2010"
• Listed as "One of the World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere Institute
• Listed for the fourth consecutive year as "Global Super Sector Leader" by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI)

*The "Global Outsourcing 100®" as determined by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®), appears as a special advertising feature produced by IAOP in the May 3 issue of FORTUNE magazine.
 
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Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), a member of Sodexo Group, is a leading provider of Comprehensive Service Solutions serving more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care, retirement, schools, higher education, government and remote sites. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., Sodexo, Inc. operates in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. The Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org) is an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $12.7 million in grants to fight 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 is the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 380,000 employees, in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled range of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates and to the fulfillment of its employees.

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