Supplier diversity strenghtens 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 announced its official Commitment to Action that supports the growth of small to medium sized enterprises (SME) with a pledge to purchase products and services totaling $1billion by 2017. The Commitment to Action aims to benefit as many as 5,000 small businesses in 40 countries, with 1,500 of those businesses being women owned and operated.
Leading by example
“Sodexo is committed to providing diverse companies with opportunities to grow and develop, and we actively seek to bring these vendors into our network of suppliers. Expanding our supplier base is good for the vendors, good for local economies and good for our customers. Products and services from a diverse supplier base provide us with the finest products for our menus, high quality goods and great service, making our offerings to our customers stronger and more competitive. In turn, our vendors benefit from wider exposure and our best practices – a win-win for both companies.”
- George Chavel, President; CEO, Sodexo 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.