For the fifth consecutive year, Sodexo has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) for its commitment to economic, social and environmental responsibility. Sodexo has been awarded two sustainability distinctions: "SAM 2012 sector leader" and "SAM 2012 Gold Class."
Presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Yearbook commends internationally recognized sustainability leaders in 58 industry sectors.
Sodexo was ranked first in its sector following a comprehensive 2011 study focusing on criteria that included brand management, corporate governance, risk and crisis management, environmental policy, employee development and well being, shareholder engagement, societal commitment to local communities, supply chain relationships and employee recruitment and retention.
Sodexo also was reintegrated into the Aspi Eurozone index, which includes the 120 best performing companies with regard to sustainability, human rights, human resources, local communities' engagement, business integrity and corporate governance.
In November 2011, Sodexo was ranked by VIGEO as the leading performer among 15 companies in its industry sector notably in human resources, human rights, local communities' development and business integrity.
These distinctions confirm Sodexo's commitment to develop sustainably, following its strategic roadmap the "Better Tomorrow Plan." With 413,000 employees in daily contact with more than 50 million people throughout the world, Sodexo works to contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the local communities in which it operates.