97% of our employees are hired locally in the 80 countries where we operate. By establishing long-term partnerships, Sodexo seeks to play an active role in local community development.
Sodexo began working to fight hunger and malnutrition in 1996, after some of the company's U.S. employees noted that some children lacked the basic nutrition provided by school food services during school holidays. The Sodexo employees decided to step in and provide free meals during those gaps.
Sodexo continues to provide its support by engaging employees, suppliers, clients and consumers in the Stop hunger efforts in some 30 countries through six initiatives.