Supplier diversity strengthens us all
We share a vision of a workplace rooted in diversity, and recognize that diversity benefits us all. We actively seek to bring diverse businesses into our network of suppliers, including minority-owned, women-owned, disabled-owned or LGBT-owned companies. Sodexo has publicly committed to having an inclusive supply chain around the world as part of our Better Tomorrow Plan. Sodexo tracks the progress by country annually for both women and underutilized vendors as defined in each country as well as spend with local, small businesses or SME ( Small Medium Enterprise) businesses. To support our local community, we globally have committed to spend 25% of our purchases with SME businesses with a focus on local and diverse by 2025.
Leading by example
“At Sodexo, we believe the strength of our company is rooted in diversity – and that includes a diversity of suppliers. Our suppliers not only provide valuable products and services, they also provide valuable ideas and perspectives.And, the companies we work with can introduce us to new communities where we can grow and contribute and get even better at providing Quality of Life services.”
- Lorna Donatone, CEO Geographic Regions and Region Chair for North America
As a member of the Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) Sodexo Canada is a leading corporation who recognizes the value of an inclusive supply chain, and we are working to make our supply chain more accessible to Aboriginal and minority suppliers. We appreciate the opportunities for innovation, competitiveness and community engagement that are inherent to partnerships with Aboriginal and minority suppliers.