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Sodexo Receives 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, Earning the Designation of “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”

January 28, 2021

GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 28, 2021 – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today it has received a score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. This is the fourteenth consecutive year Sodexo has been honored on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s CEI. 

“We are proud to have received 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index,” said Margot Slattery, Global Chief Diversity Officer. “The support to our LGBTQ+ workforce around the world is a priority for Sodexo. Today, we reaffirm our commitment not only to sustain but to enhance our organizational culture so that all our employees can thrive.”  

The results of the 2021 CEI showcase how 1,142 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but also for the 57% of CEI-rated companies with global operations who are helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. Sodexo’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria earned a 100 percent ranking and the designation as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Non-discrimination policies across business entities; 
  • Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families; 
  • Supporting an inclusive culture; and,
  • Corporate social responsibility.
     

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Sodexo's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been consistently recognized by external organizations and notable diversity publications. Globally, Sodexo has been recognized on Bloomberg's 2020 Gender-Equality Index and FORTUNE'S 2019 list of the World's Most Admired Companies. 

Graphic: CEI award logo

About the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

About Sodexo North America

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 64 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., in 2020, the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation mobilized 10,000 Sodexo volunteers to distribute 4.1 million meals to help 5.9 million children and adults meet their immediate food needs. Since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed $36.7 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit us.sodexo.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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Madi Brennan, Sodexo Inc.
 

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