Case Study

Sodexeo 2018 Global D&I

Sodexo's D&I journey began in the US and was launched globally in 2009.

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Summary

Sodexo's D&I journey began in the US and was launched globally in 2009. The commitment to D&I is grounded in their business growth strategy. With internal data, Sodexo demonstrated that gender-balanced teams were critical to financial and non-financial KPIs. Sodexo's strategy has four pillars:

  • Be client and consumer centric
  • Enhance Operational Efficiency
  • Nurture Talent
  • Anchor Corporate Responsibility

Their global commitment covers five key dimensions of diversity:

  • Gender
  • LGBTQ
  • Disability
  • Cultures & Origins
  • Generations

The case studies included in the report outline how programming for each dimension of diversity addresses each of the pillars, reinforcing the business connection for its strategy and initiatives. While there are numerous elements to Sodexo's D&I programming, the clear connection of each initiative to a pillar and a dimension is what results in a strategic approach rather than a scattershot list of activities with diluted impact.