Sodexo, (PARIS:SW) (OTCBB:SDXAY) world leader in Quality of Life Services, is the most admired company in its sector according to Fortune Magazine's 2013 corporate reputation survey. Around 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 classed first for Innovation, Social responsibility, Financial soundness, Long-term investment and Global competitiveness.
Sodexo’s social model drives the Group’s competitiveness and growth. The strong showing in these key reputation categories reflects the principles that unite the Group’s 420,000 employees. Sodexo aims to be a force for development in the communities where the company operates, and the global reference for Quality of Life services to improve our clients’ performance.
Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, 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
75 million consumers served daily
10 billion euro market capitalization (as of January 8 2013)