Sodexo Named one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune Magazine

March 04, 2013

Ranked Number One "Diversified Outsourcing Services" Company

Sodexo Named one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune Magazine

Gaithersburg, MD – March 4, 2013 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, is the most admired company in its sector according to Fortune Magazine's 2013 corporate reputation survey. Nearly 4,000 business executives, directors and analysts rated close to 700 companies from 30 countries on nine criteria, from innovation to global competitiveness, for the survey.

Among leading global companies in the Diversified Outsourcing Services sector, Sodexo ranked number one overall, and was also ranked first for Innovation, Social Responsibility, Financial Soundness, Long-term Investment and Global Competitiveness.

“As services continue to drive development in modern societies, they play increasingly critical business and social roles in addressing economic activity, employment and individual needs,” said George Chavel, president and CEO, Sodexo North America. “Our diversified services ultimately improve quality of life, and we’re proud to be positioned squarely at the intersection of business performance and social change.”

Sodexo’s combined business and social models drive the Group’s competitiveness and growth. Strong performance and ranking in key reputation categories reflects the principles of service, team and progress that unite the 125,000 employees across North America and the Group’s 420,000 member workforce operating in 80 countries worldwide. Going forward, Sodexo aims to be the leader for development in communities where the company operates, and the global benchmark for Quality of Life services that improve clients’ performance.

“Sodexo has deliberately and diligently undergone a cultural transformation focused on becoming a strategic partner for clients and communities,” added Chavel. “Our philosophy isn’t merely aimed at commercial achievement. It’s strongly tied to what we see as our social commitments; to employee development, to diversity and inclusion within our teams, and to helping local communities grow and succeed.”

Sodexo North America operates in local communities at more than 6,000 sites and includes specialization in more than 100 types of services, from technical facilities and equipment management, to reception, concierge and cleaning, to maintenance, safety and foodservices. Sodexo delivers a combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services to companies, hospitals, schools, individuals and communities, serving more than 15 million consumers daily.

About Sodexo


Sodexo in North America

Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Life services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Services in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (, 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


Sodexo Group

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, safety, 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 420,000 employees throughout the world.


Key Figures (as of August 31, 2012)


Sodexo in the World
18.2 billion euro consolidated revenue
420,000 employees
20th largest employer worldwide
80 countries
34,300 sites
75 million consumers served daily


Sodexo in North America
8.8 billion dollars revenue
125,000 employees
9,000 sites
700 facilities management sites
Over 15 million consumers served daily

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