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 over 50 years, we have developed unique expertise, backed by nearly 460,000 employees in 72 countries across the globe.
50 years of improving Quality of Life
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 Brazilian leader of company services
2013: Developping our Facilities Management expertise in India
2015: The first Quality of Life conference