We will promote the economic development of diverse and inclusive businesses through our Partner Inclusion Program in all the countries where we operate.
Why Does Sodexo Engage?
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME’s) are key engines for growth and job creation in most countries, accounting for up to 70% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 70-90% of total employment. By supporting SME’s, Sodexo’s business model contributes to economic growth and job creation and provides innovative products and services to its stakeholders.
How Does Sodexo Engage?
The Partner Inclusion Program leverages best practices from Sodexo operations around the world in support of a commitment that all countries will develop strong and sustainable relationships with suppliers in at least one of the following categories:
- small- and medium-sized Enterprises (SME’s), including social and micro-enterprises;
- suppliers from minority and other under-represented and/or protected groups, with an emphasis on women-owned businesses;
- major Sodexo suppliers demonstrating a diverse workforce composition, actively embracing diversity and inclusion and promoting local supply chain inclusion.
In addition, our Benefits and Rewards activity offers significant opportunities for SME’s to develop their business as Sodexo partners.