Fundamentals

Sodexo is the community of its clients, consumers, employees and shareholders. We recognize that the best way to respond to the expectations of all of our stakeholders is through steady growth. We also believe it is important that our work is meaningful to all who contribute to it and thus we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966.

Since its foundation by Pierre Bellon in 1966, Sodexo has been improving people’s Quality of Life. For 50 years, we have developed unique expertise, backed by nearly 425,000 employees in 80 countries across the globe.

50 years of improving Quality of Life

 

Sodexo’ Chronicles

For the 50th anniversary of Sodexo, we launched a series of videos tracing the evolution the company from a small start-up in Marseille to the world leader in Quality of Life Services, one of the largest French-founded international groups today. Watch the video clips presenting the key moments in the company’s history from 1966 to 2016.

1966: What do Star Trek and Sodexo have in common?

 

1966: The beginning of a long-term relationship with the CEA

 

1967: A new step of the French space exploration with Sodexo

 

1971: The conquest of the school market

 

1987: The Eiffel Tower centenary and the acquisition of The Bateaux Parisiens

 

1988: Jamaica and Sodexo’s first participation in the Winter Olympic games

 

1989: A major year for innovation

 

1995: The world’s biggest food services company

 

1996: Fighting worldwide hunger

 

1998: The creation of Sodexho Marriott Services in the U.S.

 

1999: Our commitment towards local communities

 

2008: The Brazilian leader of vouchers and cards services

 

2011: The Brazilien leader of company services

 

2013: Developping our Facilities Management expertise in India

 

2015: The first Quality of Life conference

 

 

IMAGINE QUALITY OF LIFE

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Sodexo’s 50th Anniversary marked a unique opportunity to explore the future of Quality of Life with discussions from a panel of international experts.

HOW DO WE IMPACT QUALITY OF LIFE?

Drawing upon extensive studies on individual perception of Quality of Life combined with 50 years of experience with clients and employees, Sodexo has been able to identify six dimensions of Quality of Life on which our services can have a real and measurable impact.

Icon - QOL Dimension - Ease and Efficiency Icon - QOL Dimension - Health and Wellbeing Icon - QOL Dimension - Personal Growth Icon - QOL Dimension - Physical Environment Icon - QOL Dimension - Recognitino Icon - QOL Dimension - Social Interactions