Recognizing and leveraging our personal identity characteristics is what makes us strong as a company and a premier Quality of Life services provider to the 75 million consumers around the world that we have the privilege of serving daily. At Sodexo, we’re committed to providing a work environment where people can bring their whole selves to work – this includes those with disabilities, often a source of untapped talent. Diversity and inclusion is fundamental to our business strategy and a cornerstone of our culture. In 2015, Sodexo committed to providing 100% of our workforce with access to programs for people with disabilities by the year 2025. This means that in all countries where Sodexo operates, we will establish measurable initiatives to promote the recruitment, engagement and development of people with disabilities (PWD), within the parameters local laws and policies.
In celebrating the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3., 2017, Sodexo has focused on raising awareness around invisible disabilities, with a special focus on mental health through the initiative: There’s much more to all of us than you might know - Open-Up.
Because 70% of all disabilities are invisible, there may be more to our colleagues and the people around us than you can see. It encourages all of us to ‘Open-up’ and be mindful of this, because in doing so we can help create a more inclusive workplace and especially for people with disabilities where everyone can thrive, contribute to the business, and reach their full potential.