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Sodexo Named Top Diversity Employer Six Years Running

March 02, 2018

March 2, 2018 -- Burlington, Ontario – For the sixth consecutive year, Sodexo Canada has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp. The company believes that Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is a market differentiator and this commitment is a fundamental component of its growth strategy.


Sodexo is one of the most diverse companies in the world with key indicators above the Canadian national standard. At Sodexo Canada:

  • over 65% of employees are women
  • 33% are visible minorities
  • 5.5% are Indigenous
  • 3.2% have a disability
  • 87% of Sodexo’s Canadian management teams are gender balanced.

“Diversity and Inclusion is not a destination. It’s a journey. And we’re on the right track,” says Barry Telford, President, Sodexo Canada. “Through our D&I initiatives, we are able to attract very forward-looking individuals. This kind of talent gives us a competitive advantage.”

Sodexo’s progressive D&I culture extends beyond its workforce and community partnerships, and into its supply chain. Sodexo Canada works with:

  • 200 small and medium sized enterprises
  • 84 Indigenous suppliers
  • 24 women-owned businesses.

Sodexo Canada’s commitment to D&I helps position it as an employer and business partner of choice. Employees have various opportunities to foster an inclusive work culture by participating in Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs). They provide a forum for professional development and sharing of best practices. The EBRGs represent each of the six dimensions of diversity including: ADEPT (All Employees with Disabilities Posses Talent); NAAC (Native American and Aboriginal Council); SAGE (Sharing Across Generations); PRIDE; WiLL (Women in Leadership & Learning); and Cultural Diversity.

Sodexo in Canada

Sodexo has been delivering On-Site Services in Canada for over 40 years. Recognized as a strategic partner, Sodexo Canada is dedicated to providing Quality of Life Services for clients, their employees and visitors in the corporate, education, healthcare and energy and resources segments. These Quality of Life Services create healthy, safe, and efficient environments allowing individuals and organizations to grow and succeed.  Delivering food and facilities management services for over 175 clients, Sodexo is a market leader in Canada in terms of revenue and consumers served, and has been recognized as a top employer for the past six consecutive years.  Sodexo Canada is proud to have created the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, an independent charitable organization that has donated more than 1 million meals to at risk youth in Canada since it was founded in 2000.

Key Figures (as of Aug. 31, 2017)

Sodexo in the World
20.7 billion
euro consolidated revenue
427,000 employees
19th largest employer worldwide
80 countries
100 million consumers served daily
17billion euro market capitalization (as of Jan. 10, 2018)

Sodexo in Canada

10,000 employees
1.1 million consumers served daily
175+ clients
300+ sites



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Learn more about Sodexo Canada in its interactive magazine Better Tomorrow 2017 Year In Review.

Leslie Booth
Xposure PR

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