Diversity makes us stronger and more innovative

Elisabeth CarpentierAt Sodexo, we are convinced that the men and women in the company must be the real beneficiaries of our success. This is the best way of ensuring the company's sustainability. The inclusion of minorities, links between generations, equal opportunities for men and women, the integration of disabled employees, and the respect for sexual orientation are all good performance drivers. We have found that diversity helps make us stronger and more innovative, and we have seen this played out at all levels in our company and in those of our clients.

For Sodexo, fostering diversity is not just a question of making the right choice; it is also a business imperative: in providing services to 75 million consumers in 80 countries, we must ensure that the composition of our teams reflects the diversity of the population we serve. In our profession, where human interactions and the spirit of service prevail, diversity is even more of an asset and guarantee of our clients’ satisfaction.

We have chosen the celebration of UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd to showcase the experience of our employees who live with a disability. It is the opportunity for us to share with our stakeholders, our teams as well as our clients and consumers, our commitments as a company stronger in its diversity every day. 

Group Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Key figures on Disabilities

People with disabilities are having a harder time entering the workforce.

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Sean Callaghan manages a team of four persons with disabilities in Canada.

Diversity Charters and Labels

Sodexo has signed many charters and reference labels in diversity worldwide.