Sodexo Named One of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE

March 09, 2010

First time company has been included in the annually published survey which measures the corporate reputations of the world's largest companies

Sodexo Named One of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE

Issy-les-Moulineaux, March 9, 2010 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, has been listed on FORTUNE Magazine's 2010 list of the World's Most Admired Companies.

It is the first time that Sodexo has been included in the annually published survey which measures the corporate reputations of the world's largest companies. More than 4,000 business executives, directors and analysts rate companies on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility. Sodexo is the top-ranked company within its industry category ("Diversified Outsourcing Services") on the "global competitiveness" criteria.

Sodexo also is ranked 12th out of 34 French companies included in the evaluation.

The "Most Admired list" is published in the March issue of FORTUNE and is available at 2010 Most Admired Companies list.

The recognition adds to several recent recognitions and awards Sodexo has received in recent weeks:

  • Named for the fifth straight year to the "Global Outsourcing 100." Final 2010 rankings will be announced at the beginning of May and will appear in FORTUNE’s special advertising feature produced by IAOP.
  • Selected in Sustainable Asset Management (SAM)’s 2010 Sustainability Yearbook as "SAM Sector Leader 2010" and "SAM Gold Class 2010."
  • Ranked 71st by Covalence on its list of the world’s most ethical companies, the first year that the Group has been included.
  • Listed for the fourth consecutive year as "Global Super Sector Leader" by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI).

Sodexo also recently received France’s most prestigious corporate communications award, the Top Com 2010 Grand Prize in the Design Category, for its initiative in converting all of its annual publications into an electronic, interactive format and publishing them on its web site www.sodexo.com.

About Sodexo
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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