Human resources: continuous improvement

Engagement, a key performance indicator

As the world’s 18th largest private employer, Sodexo puts its employees at the heart of the company. Because 95% of Sodexo’s employees are in daily contact with clients and serve 75 million consumers each day, employee engagement is a source of performance and growth for the Group. During Fiscal 2014, we conducted our fifth global engagement survey involving 130,000 employees in 60 countries (covering more than 98% of our employees).

India Sodexo employees

2014 survey main results


  • 68% participation

  • 59% commitment rate

  • 86% of employees rate Sodexo as a better employer than its competitors


Other indicators

Employee retention rate:

  • 68% overall

  • 82% for site managers, and increasing steadily

Representation of women:

  • 23% of our executives are women

  • 43% of our managers are women


Recognition for Human Resources actions


2013 DiversityInc topSodexo is the only company to rank in the top two in DiversityInc’s Top 50 for five consecutive years.
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Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes 2014 (150x75px)
In Fiscal 2014, Sodexo was recognized for the tenth time as the world leader in its sector by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)