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2018 Global Diversity and Inclusion Report

Diversity & Inclusion at Sodexo is making a world of difference.

We are happy to share with you our 2018 Global Diversity and Inclusion Report.

Our diversity and inclusion journey began sixteen years ago in the United States and subsequently nine years ago, globally. Grounded in our business growth strategy, our commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I) is critical to our role as an Employer, Service Provider and Corporate Citizen.

The past year has given us even more reason to advance our efforts, as we are reminded of the importance that diversity and inclusion brings, not only to our own organization, but to the world at large.

Internally, we remain focused on gender balance and have released part two of our Gender Balance Study. The study builds upon previous findings and expands our data on gender-balanced teams, with five years of results showing that a near-equal balance of men and women in management was critical to observing gains in financial and non-financial key performance indicators (KPIs). We are also focused on building a culturally competent workforce through our Cultural Agility training and tools, as well as our employee inclusion communities (employee network groups, communities of practice and taskforces), which are key to deploying our efforts globally in a geographically dispersed organization.

Externally, Sodexo continues to receive recognition for our Corporate Responsibility efforts. With a goal of delivering 10 billion euros of business value to local merchants and supplier partners in communities by 2025, our focus in this area remains steadfast. We are also proud to have received multiple awards, including recognition from DiversityInc as an inaugural Hall of Fame recipient, marking our 10th consecutive year being recognized as a leader in the space.

The pages that follow highlight our efforts to promote diversity and inclusion globally. You will learn from the various stories shared about the impact that our work has on quality of life around the world. I hope you are inspired to continue your own journey as a champion of this work.

A special thank you to our Sodexo teams for their heavy lifting and commitment to D&I. This report recognizes your efforts.

Happy Reading,

Rohini Anand
Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer

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March 18, 2019

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