Gaithersburg, Md., (January 18, 2024) – Sodexo was honored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and their partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) as a 2023 Best-of-the-Best Corporation for Inclusion. This is Sodexo’s sixth consecutive year receiving this distinction.

“Sodexo takes great pride in actively – and continually – promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and in the communities we serve,” said Darlene Fuller, Director of Supplier Diversity, Sodexo North America. “Furthermore, we are honored to spearhead a robust diverse supplier program, collaborating with vendors who align with our organization's fundamental principles.”

The NGLCC and NBIC partners award the Best-of-the-Best designation to 50 corporations committed to strengthening diversity. This honor recognizes their dedication to a diverse workforce, including LGBTQ+, people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses.

About Sodexo

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 45 countries. Sodexo specializes in sustainable food service and valued experiences, in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam, at every moment in life: learn, work, heal and play. Additionally, the company indirectly supports additional jobs through its annual purchases of goods and services from small to large businesses. Sodexo North America is committed to meeting the challenges of everyday life with a dual goal: to improve the quality of life of our employees and those we serve, and contribute to the economic, social and environmental progress in the communities where we operate. Our purpose is to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all.

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