Gender

Sodexo is firmly committed to promoting the advancement of women and empowering women around the world both at work and in our communities to advance their development and quality of life.

We're making every day International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is traditionally a day dedicated to the celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Celebrated each 8 March worldwide, IWD is the opportunity to showcase the great work we are doing with our gender balance commitments as well as strengthen our visibility and notoriety as a global brand. 

Sodexo’s Gender Balance Study 2018

The goal of Sodexo’s Gender Balance Study was to expand previous research on the business case for women in leadership to the business case for parity in representation of men and women in management positions (“gender balance”).

The study therefore aimed to test the performance implications of a gender-inclusive work culture, as opposed to a culture in which one gender dominates over the other.

Sodexo’s study took a broader approach by examining women across all levels of management—not just upper-level leadership positions. This wider lens was designed to shed light on the “pipeline” that will ultimately affect gender balance at the top tier of leadership.

Gender pay equality

Leadership messages

Sophie Bellon“We believe that gender balance fosters creativity and innovation, and ultimately drives better business results. When women reach their full potential, business and society are stronger and more successful.” Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman, Sodexo Board

Denis Machuel“Gender diversity is essential. It is beyond a moral obligation—it’s a business imperative and differentiator. At Sodexo, greater diversity and inclusiveness are part of a cultural transformation that requires time and humility.” Denis Machuel, Chief Executive Officer, Sodexo

Download the Sodexo gender pay report