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In the U.S., 84 percent of large employers and 50 percent of small to mid-size employers offer some type of worksite wellness program, yet less than thirty percent of employees participate in them

GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 21, 2016. Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, told National Business Group on Health Fall Conference attendees last week that health and well-being leaders within an organization should focus on the entire ecosystem for health within a community to garner the highest possible value on their investment. Sodexo, Lincoln Financial Group and Steelcase shared successful strategies for employee engagement in workplace wellness programs in a session titled: The Coach Will See You Now: Innovations in Health Coaching. READ

Over the next three years, Sodexo will reach more than 100,000 employees with a new workplace strategy to help end violence against women in Latin America and India.  This Commitment to Action with the Clinton Global Initiative includes expansion and development of education, counseling, and employment opportunities that will improve quality of life and promote gender equality in the workplace.

GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 20, 2016 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, has launched a three-year Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment called Girls, Women, and the Global Goals: Workplace Strategies to End Violence Against Women. This project, announced on September 20, will promote awareness and training for gender-based violence issues, as well as create jobs and opportunities for victims of gender-based violence. Sodexo makes this commitment as part of a group convened by No Ceilings, Vital Voices, and WEConnect International to advance the gender equality targets under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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At the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Sodexo releases new case study highlighting accomplishments around its 2014 Commitment to Action

GAITHERSBURG, Md., September 19, 2016. Two years ago, Sodexo, world leader of Quality of Life services, made a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to purchase globally $1 billion in products and services over three years from micro, small, and medium-size enterprises, especially those owned and operated by women. At  the 2016 CGI Annual Meeting, Sodexo releases a new case study detailing the progress it has made to include reaching a spend of $506 million in its work with 4,700 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world.

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The leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations is also ranked as the industry leader for Sustainability in Consumer Services

GAITHERSBURG, Md. September 15, 2016 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, is once again the top-rated company in its sector on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), giving the group 12 consecutive years of recognition in Corporate Responsibility. Sodexo was also ranked the number one consumer services companies for the third year in a row, reinforcing the success of Sodexo’s global commitments to sustainability. READ

Sodexo, the food service provider at Kent State University, helped design and will manage the first entirely certified gluten-free university dining hall in the country

GAITHERSBURG, Md. September 15, 2016 — Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, today announced the introduction of the first certified gluten-free dining hall on a college campus. In partnership with Kent State University (KSU), Sodexo, the world’s largest employer of registered dietitians, helped design and will manage day to day operations of the dining hall which serves approximately 800 students every day.

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World Resources Institute partnership with Sodexo to enable consumers to make more sustainable food purchase decisions

GAITHERSBURG, Md. September 13, 2016 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, announced today that it has become a member of the Better Buying Lab, a new initiative of the World Resources Institute (WRI) that brings together the food industry and some of the brightest minds from consumer research, behavioral economics and marketing strategy to test and scale new ways to help consumers buy products that have a lower environmental impact. READ