Sodexo named Top Diversity Employer for Seventh Consecutive Year
March 4, 2019 — Burlington, Ontario – For seven years running, Sodexo Canada has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Media Corp. The foodservice and facilities management company is committed to setting the benchmark for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I).
As one of the most diverse companies in the world, Sodexo’s key indicators are above national Canadian standards which help position the organization as an employer and business partner of choice.
At Sodexo Canada:
- over 65% of employees are women
- 36% are visible minorities
- 4.7% are Indigenous
- 3.7% have a disability
- 87% of Sodexo Canada’s management teams are gender balanced
“This award is meaningful evidence that our everyday actions are promoting an inclusive culture. This helps us create engaged teams that are committed to delivering excellent service,” says Suzanne Bergeron, President, Sodexo Canada.
Sodexo’s advanced D&I culture extends beyond its workforce and community partnerships, and into its supply chain. In Canada, Sodexo works with:
- 430 small and medium sized enterprises
- 89 Indigenous suppliers
- 31 women-owned businesses.
Employees are deeply involved and have various opportunities to engage in Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) that foster a robust D&I culture and promote best practices. The EBRGs represent each of the six dimensions of diversity including: ADEPT (All Employees with Disabilities Posses Talent); NAAC (Indigenous Networking Group); SAGE (Sharing Across Generations); PRIDE; So Together (Gender Equality); and Cultural Diversity.
Sodexo in Canada
Sodexo has been delivering On-Site Services in Canada for over 40 years. Recognized as a strategic partner, Sodexo Canada is dedicated to providing Quality of Life Services for clients, their employees and visitors in the corporate, education, healthcare and energy and resources segments. These Quality of Life Services create healthy, safe, and efficient environments allowing individuals and organizations to grow and succeed. Delivering food and facilities management services for over 185 clients, Sodexo is a market leader in Canada in terms of revenue and consumers served and has been recognized as a top employer for the past six consecutive years. Sodexo Canada is proud to have created the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, an independent charitable organization that has raised over $3 million to fight hunger and donated more than 1 million meals to at-risk youth across Canada since 2007.
- 13,000 employees
- 100+ services
- 185+ clients
- 220+ sites