Sodexo had the highest score in its industry across a number of areas, including Labor Practices, Occupational Health and Safety, Local Impact of Business Operations, Supply Chain Management, Climate Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement.
Neil Barrett, Sodexo Group Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility commented: “We are honoured to be the leader in our industry for the 15th consecutive year. The challenge gets harder each year to stay ahead of our peers, who are doing more and more in the sustainability space. This best-in-class distinction demonstrates that Sodexo’s efforts and performance continue to be recognised. We are striving to anchor sustainability into all aspects of our business and everything we do.
Sodexo is taking comprehensive actions towards a more sustainable future, by focusing on key areas which include preventing food waste, fostering inclusive growth with small and local business as well as advancing gender balance. Additional actions include providing healthy and sustainable meals through the promotion of plant-based meal options, and a responsible supply chain that includes solid progress on sustainable seafood, palm oil, and animal welfare. Sodexo also supports the fight against hunger through Stop Hunger, a global non-profit network.
These are part of the company’s Better Tomorrow 2025 Corporate Responsibility roadmap.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI is the major standard for corporate sustainability. This year, over 3,500 of the world’s largest companies in both developed and emerging markets were invited to take part in SAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment, in which the most financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are assessed. Only leading companies that are best equipped to recognise and respond to emerging opportunities and risks, resulting from global sustainability trends, are selected for inclusion in the DJSI.