Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Is Who We Are

Published on : 11/17/22
  • They say a company’s culture comes from its leaders.  

    At the top of our org chart is majority owner Mr. Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who launched his business empire with a movie theater in L.A.’s Crenshaw neighborhood. He started there on purpose — the goal was to bring business and jobs to a Black neighborhood and give Black families a place to enjoy the same elevated experience as their white neighbors. 

    This ethos is the foundation for SodexoMagic, which provides food, facilities and diverse services to thousands of customers at K-12 schools, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), healthcare facilities and businesses nationwide.  

    From SodexoMagic President Selena Cuffe down, our senior leadership team is 100% diverse women. Women also make up 50% of our managers companywide and our workforce is 88% diverse.  

    Working with Sodexo’s segment operations teams, we track our employees for training, development and promotions. We also created a special Magic Maker award to recognize, reward and retain outstanding team members, whom we celebrate in Los Angeles every year. 

    As a certified minority-owned business, we are a strategic enabler of supplier diversity — a key imperative for many Fortune 500 companies. We deliver 100% Tier 1 spend realization for our partners; this is key for those striving to join the Billion Dollar Roundtable of esteemed companies committed to spending $1 billion annually with women- and minority-owned businesses. 

    We also spend almost 50% of our annual revenue with small, local and diverse suppliers. In this way, we build on our legacy of creating economic power and opportunity in the communities we serve. Every year, we work with thousands of small vendors, farmers and suppliers nationwide. Some of our most innovative craft, organic and healthy food and beverage partners include Béla Harmony, KAMSA, Bea’s Squeeze, Hella Bitter, Mansi and Me & The Bees. 

    Diverse suppliers also help us feed hungry people in our communities while tackling our environmental sustainability goals. Goodr, a minority-owned, women-led hunger relief and food waste company, helps us redistribute edible, overstocked food to hungry families.  

    We’re proud of this partnership and look forward to investing in more relationships that benefit our customers and empower our communities. And we’re proud to work together with our clients to create a more equitable future for all.