Sodexo’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Sodexo's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is supported by our nine Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) which foster a culture of inclusion and provide networking, learning and development opportunities. Each EBRG aligns with one of five global priorities:

  1. Cultures and Origins
  2. Gender
  3. Disabilities
  4. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  5. Generations


Cultures & Origins

We strive to ensure that Sodexo’s workforce reflects the cultural diversity of its consumers, clients and communities. Our Global Taskforce on Cultures and Origins focuses on workplace diversity, promoting equity and inclusion, fostering respect and promoting a deeper understanding of cultural differences in the workplace. 



The African American Leadership Forum (AALF) mission is to enhance and support a progressive environment that passionately values and embraces diversity. They are committed to making significant contributions that increase value for employees, customers and shareholders. 



The mission of Honoring Our Nation’s Finest with Opportunity and Respect (HONOR) Employee Business Resource Group is to provide support, guidance and resources to employees and families connected to the military through development opportunities, a forum to recognize and celebrate contributions made to our country, and establishing partnerships with community groups that support veterans, active duty, National Guard and military reserve. 



The Pan Asian Network Group (PANG) leverages multigenerational differences and commonalities for personal and professional growth and to attract and retain talent. 



The mission of the Native American Aboriginal Council (NAAC) is to create a welcoming environment for indigenous people through a deeper understanding of their heritages and values. NAAC is committed to the development of individuals through education, recruitment and retention efforts and the development of partnerships through community services and mutual business opportunities. 



Sodexo Organization for Latinos (Latino, Latina, LatinX and Hispanic) is an engaged and caring group of Sodexo employees dedicated to the development of the Latino community so that personal and professional goals can be met through networking, programs, and education.  Our commitment is to cultivate a strong leadership pipeline by embracing the important aspects of diversity, equity and cultural passion while collaborating with SOL Allies to increase the awareness of Latinos’ contributions, talent retention and accelerated growth. 


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Our global gender balance and gender equality strategy is a key driver in ensuring that people of all genders have equal access to growth and opportunities in our workplace. Our research shows that gender balanced teams perform better, so we are working to have women represent at least 40 percent of our leaders by 2025. This important goal will not be met overnight, so we have established a gender strategy to help us succeed. At Sodexo, we carry out a wide range of initiatives to achieve our commitments:

SoTogether, The Advisory Board for Gender Equality 

The cornerstone of Sodexo's gender equality strategy is SoTogether (formerly SWIFt), an advisory board dedicated to promoting women's advancement. The advisory board consists of 28 women and 7 men, from 17 nationalities, who are dedicated to ensuring better gender balance at all levels of the organization. Its objectives are clear:

  1. Reach 40% women among Senior Leaders by 2025
  2. Increase the number of women in talent pipeline
  3. Increase the gender balance in management teams
  4. Increase the number of women in operations
  5. Create a culture of inclusion 


SoTogether USA

The mission of the SoTogether USA gender network is to foster a culture where enhancing women’s individual and professional growth contributes to the global success of our company and the communities we serve.

· Download the Gender Balance Study 2018
· Gender Equality European & International Standard



In 2015, Sodexo committed to providing 100 percent of its workforce with access to programs and jobs for people with disabilities by the year 2025. This goal means that in all countries where Sodexo operates, we will establish measurable initiatives to promote the recruitment, engagement and development of people with disabilities, within the parameters of local laws and policies.


Sodexo Organization for disAbilities Resources (SOAR) raises awareness, provides education and resources, and proactively provides outreach to create a culture that embraces, values and fully utilizes persons with disabilities. SOAR enriches the communities and clients they serve and positively contributes to Sodexo’s growth and long-term success. 






Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - LGBTQ+

Sodexo has partnered with Out & Equal for over a decade on their Workplace Summit, to share strategies, professional development opportunities and best practices to create inclusive workplaces which are welcoming of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. Sodexo has also partnered with Out & Equal to expand their global footprint to countries/cities where Sodexo has a robust line of business presence. This effort provides us an opportunity to engage with clients who are also Out & Equal corporate members and create cultural change within our organizations, hence improving the quality of life of our employees.


Sodexo is proud to support our LGBTQ+ and Ally employees with our People Respecting Individuality, Diversity and Equality (PRIDE) employee business resource group whose mission is to champion an environment of acceptance and workplace equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally team members through employee engagement, community involvement, education and awareness 

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At Sodexo, we value the diverse perspectives that each generation brings to the workplace and marketplace. It is critical that the institutional knowledge and historical views of our most tenured employees, along with the progressive mindset of our emerging talent are both leveraged.

Through training and initiatives including reciprocal mentoring, we are able to create cohesion across the generations.



The mission of the Intergenerational Network Group (i-Gen) is to leverage multigenerational differences and commonalities for personal and professional growth in order to attract and retain talent that enhances Sodexo’s strength of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the marketplace. 

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