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Sodexo to Strengthen Commitment to the U.S. Hispanic Community

Sodexo Participates in HACR’s Research Initiative Aimed at Measuring Hispanic Inclusion in Corporate America

GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 15, 2018 — Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to Quality of Life, announced today its  participation in the 2018 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index (HACR CII), a research initiative conducted by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) and the HACR Research Institute, aimed at measuring Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America.

“The HACR CII survey focuses on the areas of Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance,” said Rohini Anand, PhD, SVP, Corporate Responsibility & Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo.  “Ensuring that diversity and inclusion is integrated into how we drive progress in all of these areas, particularly within the Hispanic community, is key to our annual participation in the HACR Corporate Inclusion Index”.

As part of Sodexo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, Sodexo is also proud to support the professional and organizational growth of Hispanic employees through the company’s employee business resource group SOL, the Sodexo Organization of Latinos.  Most recently Sodexo was recognized by Hispanic Network Magazine as a 2018 Top Employer, Top Diversity Employer, Top Disability Friendly Company, and Top LGBT-Friendly Company.

“On behalf of HACR’s Board of Directors, we congratulate Sodexo for keeping Hispanic inclusion top of mind,” said Dr. Lisette Garcia, HACR senior ­­­vice president, and COO. “By adopting Hispanic inclusiveness, companies such as Sodexo are cultivating a corporate culture that promotes forward thinking which sustains their ability to outpace competitors.”

The HACR CII survey focuses on the areas of Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance. The survey helps to identify opportunities to help companies frame strategic plans to assist in keeping up with the demands of a diverse, ever-changing world.

Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 150,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $32 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoUSA.comSodexoInsights.com and connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.

Media Contact: Heidi Marino, Sodexo Inc., Heidi.Marino@sodexo.com, 301 987 4609