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Our Awards

We take great pride in the awards and achievements we earn as a result of our mission, values and dedicated workforce. Learn more about how our Quality of Life Services make everyday a better day for our clients, our people and the local communities in which we serve.We invite you to review our most recent awards below or to learn more about our achievements.

Recent Awards Received:

Professional Woman's Magazine

Working Mother's Best Companies for Multicultural Women

July 2019: Sodexo has been recognized in the fall issue of Professional WOMAN’s Magazine (PWM) as a Top Employer, Top Supplier Diversity Program and Top LGBT-Friendly Company.

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Gerri Mason Hall

2019 Most Influential Women in Corporate America List by Savoy Magazine

July 2019: Gerri Mason Hall, Sodexo’s SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, North America, was recognized by Savoy Magazine on the 2019 list of the Most Influential Women in Corporate America.

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Disability Equality Index (DEI) Best Places to Work

July 2019: Sodexo has been named as one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index (DEI).

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National Employer of the Year for Youth with Disabilities

June 2019: Sodexo was awarded the National Employer of the Year recognition by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities for its participation in the “Bridges from School to Work” program.

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Military Foodservice Awards

Military Foodservice Awards

June 2019: Sodexo’s operations at Eglin Air Force Base, 96th Test Wing, AFMC earned the 2019 John L. Hennessy Trophy Award and its operations at Mess Hall 2204 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton earned the 2019 W.P.T. Hill Memorial Award

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May 2019: Sodexo was recognized for 11 consecutive years by Working Mother as one of the 2019 Best Companies for Multicultural Women-- an honor recognizing U.S. companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color.
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May 2019: Sodexo is awarded a 2019 Confirmit Achievement in Customer Excellence (ACE) Award in the B2B category. This honor demonstrates Sodexo’s exceptional commitment and unique approach to customer service specific to B2B companies.
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May 2019: Sodexo has been recognized on the fourth annual Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) in collaboration with the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC).
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May 2019: Sodexo has been recognized in the spring issue of Black EOE Journal as a Top Employer, Top Supplier Diversity Program and Top LGBT-Friendly Company.
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May 2019: DiversityInc Names Sodexo Among Top Companies for LGBT Employees and #1 for Recruiting Women of Color.
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April 2019: Sodexo received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.
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March 2019: Sodexo North America CEO of Inspirus, Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, Mia Mends, and Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Sodexo North America, Gerri Mason Hall, were recognized in BLACK ENTERPRISE’S Most Powerful Women in Corporate America feature, an exclusive listing of the highest-ranking and most influential African American female executives.
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March 2019: Sodexo has been named to Women’s Business Enterprise National Council's (WBENC) 19th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).
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March 2019: The National Association for Female Executives recognizes Sodexo on the 2019 list of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women.
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February 2019: Sodexo reinforces its position as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by earning Gold Class distinction in SAM’s “Sustainability Yearbook 2019”.
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January 2019: Sodexo announced the organization’s placement on the FlexJobs list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019.
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January 2019: Sodexo is one of 230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.
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December 2018: Sodexo was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its food recovery achievements during the 2017 EPA Food Recovery Challenge. In honor of the company’s ongoing commitment toward food waste prevention, Sodexo was named as the EPA’s national Endorser of the Year.
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December 2018: Sodexo was recognized by Peta2, the largest youth animal rights group in the world, with an A+ on Peta2’s 2018 Vegan Report Card. Sodexo at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa was also listed on Peta2’s “Dean’s List,” an elite group of institutions that have accrued enough Vegan Report Card points to rank among the highest tier of A-rated schools. 
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November 2018: Sodexo was named among other Catalyst CEO Champion For Change companies for collectively having a higher representation of women in leadership positions at every level. This includes women board directors, executives, senior managers and managers.
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October 2018: Sodexo was listed on the 2018 LATINA Style 50 Report for the organization’s efforts to encourage training, mentorship and the promotion of Latinas within Sodexo. This the tenth consecutive year Sodexo has been recognized for this distinction. 
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October 2018: Sodexo won an Outie Award for Workplace Excellence at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Seattle. This award recognizes Sodexo for the organization’s historic and ongoing commitment to pursuing and executing workplace inclusion and equality for LGBT employees.
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September 2018: Sodexo has been named the top-rated company in its sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the 14th consecutive year, reinforcing the company’s leadership and commitment to corporate responsibility worldwide.
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August 2018: Sodexo was recognized by Disability:IN as a Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Businesses. Sodexo leads a diverse supplier program with more than 2,400 vendors, including disabled-owned companies, that mirrors the organization’s values and support of local communities.
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August 2018: Sodexo was recognized by the Hispanic Network Magazine as being a Top Employer, Top Diversity Employer, Top Disability-Friendly Company, and Top LGBT-Friendly Company. The Hispanic Network Magazine recognized Sodexo among other organizations on its 2018 Summer Best of the Best Early Results List.
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August 2018: Sodexo was recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine in its 2018 Summer Best of the Best Early Results List as a Top Veteran-Friendly Company and for having a Top Supplier Diversity Program. U.S. Veterans Magazine polled Fortune 1000 companies to compile this year’s Best of the Best evaluations.
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July 2018: Sodexo was recognized by Diversity Best Practices (DBP) after scoring a 76 percent on its second annual Best Practices Inclusion Index. The index provides data and insight into how organizations fared in three areas: diversity and inclusion practices in recruitment, retention, and advancement; organizational culture; and demographic transparency. 
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July 2018: Sodexo has been recognized by Black EOE Journal in the 2018 Best of the Best issue as a Top Employer, Top Supplier Diversity Program and Top LGBT-Friendly Company. 
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July 2018: Sodexo has been recognized as Purchased Services Supplier of the Year by Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven healthcare performance improvement company in the country. 
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July 2018: Sodexo was named as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index (DEI) — a joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) to recognize organizations who promote diversity and disability inclusion in the workplace. 
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June 2018: Sodexo’s Lair Marketplace at Loyola Marymount University was recognized as the first ever university dining hall facility to receive over 400 GreenPoints™ on the Green Restaurant Association (GRA) certification scale. The Lair Marketplace was judged on performance in environmental categories including Disposables, Energy, Furnishing and Rebuilding, Food, Chemical and Pollution, Waste and Water. This rating certifies the Lair Marketplace as a 4-star Green Restaurant.
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June 2018: Sodexo was named the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) West Business Partner of the Year. Nominated by New Mexico State University and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Sodexo was recognized for its outstanding customer service and support of educational programs within NACAS West Institutions.
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2018: In 2018, for the 8th year in a row, Sodexo was among the FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies.

May 2018: Sodexo has been recognized for 10 consecutive years by Working Mother as one of the 2018 Best Companies for Multicultural Women – an honor that recognizes U.S. companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color.
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May 2018: Sodexo announced it has been recognized for 10 consecutive years by DiversityInc and was named to six of its specialty lists, including: Top Companies for LGBT Employees; Top 11 Companies for Recruitment; Top 12 Companies for Executive Women; Top 13 Companies for Employee Resource Groups; Top 14 Companies for Mentoring; and Top 20 Companies for Diversity Councils.
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April 2018: For the first time, Sodexo was named to Women’s Business Enterprise National Council's (WBENC) 18th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs). This national award honors organizations with supplier diversity programs aimed at reducing barriers and driving growth for women-owned businesses.
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March 2018: Sodexo-operated accounts, the Hollywood Bowl and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, were recognized as Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Award Winners for showing achievement in the catering industry through culinary, business, community and professional development. The Hollywood Bowl received this award for superior catering during the Los Angeles Philharmonic Press Preview and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry was awarded for event-planning excellence for the 35th Annual Black Creativity Gala and 37th Annual Columbian Ball. This is the second consecutive year that MSI won this award.
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March 2018: Sodexo has been named to the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) 2018 Top Companies for Executive Women list for the fifth consecutive year. The list commends companies that champion women and empower them to make decisions that affect their company’s future and its bottom line.
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February 2018: For the first time, Sodexo was named to Bloomberg’s 2018 Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the company’s commitment to gender parity; the 2018 GEI features 104 companies from 24 countries and regions. This recognition supports Sodexo’s 2017 commitment to have 40 percent of senior leadership made up of women leaders by 2025. Already Sodexo has 32 percent of women in leadership positions.
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January 2018: Sodexo ranked #41on FlexJobs’ Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2018 list. For the third consecutive year, Sodexo was recognized for the number of opportunities available on its job board last year that allowed telecommuting as an option, either full- or part-time.
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January 2018: Sodexo reinforces its position as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by earning Gold Class distinction in RobecoSAM’s annual “Sustainability Yearbook 2018”. For the eleventh consecutive year, Sodexo was ranked as the top-scoring company in its sector for its excellent sustainability performance, scoring 78% compared to an industry average of 39%.
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