Sodexo: sustainably at the top of the DJSI

September 07, 2017

Industry leader across economic, social and environmental dimensions

Sodexo: sustainably at the top of the DJSI
 
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, has been named the top-rated company in its sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the 13th consecutive year, reinforcing the company’s leadership and commitment to corporate responsibility worldwide.
 
DJSI, a leading global sustainability benchmark and reference for sustainable investing, evaluates performance in three principal dimensions: economic, social and environmental. The DJSI results recognize Sodexo’s concrete commitments in these areas, which are cornerstones of the company’s corporate responsibility roadmap, Better Tomorrow 2025. For example:
 
  • Economic: Supply management for local community development. Launched in 2013, Sodexo’s Partner Inclusion Program drives diversity among suppliers and merchants in all countries where Sodexo operates. We actively support women- and minority-owned businesses and work to help create sustainable economic opportunities for those communities around the world.
  • Social: Empowerment for women. Sodexo’s goal is to have at least 40% women among its senior leaders by 2025. However, empowerment for women at Sodexo goes beyond company walls. In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we believe gender equality can help end hunger, and we invest in programs to support women while supporting Stop Hunger Worldwide, a non-profit organization founded by Sodexo employees to fight hunger.
  • Environmental: Climate change. Sodexo has committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 34% by 2025 compared to a 2011 baseline. We partnered with the World Wildlife Foundation to set this ambitious target, and are progressively reducing carbon emissions at client and Sodexo sites and throughout our supply chain.
 
Note: 
 
The annual DJSI review is based on a thorough analysis of the corporate economic, environmental and social performance of over 3,900 listed companies, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk and crisis management, climate strategy, environmental policy/management systems, supply chain standards, labor practices and philanthropic activities. 
 

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