Training and personal development

Every day, our services improve the Quality of Daily Life for 100 million people in businesses, hospitals, schools and remote sites around the world. The fact that we are the leader in most of these markets is not by chance. It is a result of the talent, skills and commitment of our employees, our most important resource. It’s no wonder that we strive to help them grow ...

Educating for Diversity and Sustainable Development

Our vision for training is not limited to knowing how to do: we are also interested in knowing how to be, such as in the areas of diversity and sustainable development.

Diversity everywhere

We have established several mentoring programs to enhance women's access to management positions.

In Australia and New Zealand, the "Women in Leadership" initiative launched in 2009 enabled more than 80 high potential female employees to participate in a personal development program and to be mentored by a senior executive over several months.

In addition, 24,000 Sodexo employees worldwide have participated in the day-long "Spirit of Inclusion" training which raises awareness of diversity issues.

E-Learning for Sustainable Development

To help operational managers and leaders of 34,000 sites in 80 countries take charge of Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Plan, an innovative e-learning program has been developed in the form of an online 16-minute tutorial, developed in seven languages. Each version includes quizzes, polls and testimonials from colleagues who have implemented innovative initiatives in their countries.

Sodexo Management Institute


At Sodexo, senior executives participate in induction programs that are privileged moments for employees to meet as part of developing a common vision.

Human Resources Key figures

460,000 employees in 72 countries

1st France-based private employer worldwide

14.6 hours of training per employee provided

69% Employee engagement rate*

84% of employees rate Sodexo as the best employer in its sector*

*2018 employee engagement survey sent to 386,262 Sodexo employees to which 211,501 responded.