Go to content Go to the main menu Go to search
Sodexo employees in uniform

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Sodexo is committed to promoting and fostering a culture of diversity and equal opportunities and to providing inclusive workplaces everywhere we operate. Serving communities around the world, we want our teams to be as diverse as the world itself, and contribute to build communities where everyone belongs, feels safe and valued.

Our Commitment

By respecting, understanding and attending to the needs of those we interact with daily, our clients, suppliers, consumers and communities, and making sure every individual who makes us who we are is respected and treated equally and fairly, we promote diversity and inclusion across Sodexo.

We want our employees to bring their whole selves to work regardless of age, gender, nationality, culture or personal characteristics in order to create a workplace where everyone feels that their culture, identity and experiences are respected and valued.

We are humble and recognize that pursuing our commitment requires ongoing reflection, difficult conversations and continuous improvement of our policies, practices and initiatives.

We also work with our suppliers to promoting inclusion, partner with local organizations and advocacy groups and dedicate our philanthropic endeavors to empowering vulnerable and minority groups.

By living by our commitments and taking action against discrimination and calling other businesses and organisations to join the movement, we can contribute to a more open, fair and inclusive society.

Learn more about our fair and inclusive workplaces and communities

Our Approach

Our approach directly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by creating fair and inclusive workplaces and communities and focusing our efforts on five dimensions:

Male and female chefs

Promoting gender equality in all forms

Over the last 20 years, promoting gender equality has been core to how we do business globally because we believe that having a gender-balanced workforce should be a given. We want people of all genders to have equal access to growth and opportunities in our workplace.

Learn more about gender equality

Men and women talking

Standing against discrimination based on culture, ethnicity and origin

Our employees come from all over the world and everyday, they interact with people from diverse cultures and origins. We expect our employees, from the Comex to our frontline employees, to value, respect and embrace all cultural differences everywhere we operate.

Learn more about standing against discrimination

Man in wheelchair with female helper

Hiring and providing equal opportunities to people with disabilities

We strive to recruit, engage, develop and make adjustments in the way we work and to our workplaces so that we can attract talent and support our employees with disabilities, helping them to reach their full potential.

Learn more about equal opportunities

Rainbow flag

Respecting and accepting all sexual orientations and identifications

LGBTQ+ inclusion is about creating a welcoming and positive environment where LGBTQ+ people are treated with dignity. Sodexo is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination and to supporting and standing up for LGBTQ+ people so everyone feels encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

Learn more about LGBTQ+ inclusion

Including Indigenous Communities

Our relationships with Indigenous communities are mutually beneficial partnerships based on the four R’s. We leverage Indigenous talent at all levels of our business and are committed to supporting the communities we serve.

Learn more about Indigenous Communities

Being mindful of generation gaps

Sodexo hires people across multiple generations, each one bringing diverse perspectives to the workplace and marketplace. It’s important that the institutional knowledge and historical views of our most tenured employees, along with the progressive mindset of our emerging talent are both leveraged.

Better Tomorrow 2025

This approach is also reflected throughout the Sodexo Better Tomorrow 2025 Corporate Responsibility Roadmap.

Gardener watering plants

Contact Us

Phone : +1 (905) 632-8592

Have a Question?

Sodexo Canada

5420 North Service Road, Suite 501, Burlington, ON L7L 6C7

Follow Us on LinkedIn