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Sodexo named one of the 'World's Most Admired Companies' by Fortune Magazine
Global FM services provider Sodexo is the most admired company in its sector according to Fortune Magazine's 2013 corporate reputation survey. Nearly 4,000 business executives, directors and analysts rated close to 700 companies from 30 countries on nine criteria, from innovation to global competitiveness, for the survey.
Among leading global companies in the Diversified Outsourcing Services sector, Sodexo ranked number one overall, and was also ranked first for Innovation, Social Responsibility, Financial Soundness, Long-term Investment and Global Competitiveness.
"As services continue to drive development in modern societies, they play increasingly critical business and social roles in addressing economic activity, employment and individual needs," says George Chavel, president and CEO, Sodexo North America. "Our diversified services ultimately improve quality of life, and we're proud to be positioned squarely at the intersection of business performance and social change."
Sodexo's combined business and social models drive the Group's competitiveness and growth. Strong performance and ranking in key reputation categories reflects the principles of service, team and progress that unite the 125,000 employees across North America and the Group's 420,000 member workforce operating in 80 countries worldwide. For the future, Sodexo aims to be the leader for development in communities where the company operates, and the global benchmark for Quality of Life services that improve clients' performance.
"Sodexo has deliberately and diligently undergone a cultural transformation focused on becoming a strategic partner for clients and communities," adds George Chavel. "Our philosophy isn't merely aimed at commercial achievement. It's strongly tied to what we see as our social commitments; to employee development, to diversity and inclusion within our teams, and to helping local communities grow and succeed."
7th March 2013