Sodexo (PARIS: SW)(OTCBB: SDXAY) employees across the globe are invited
to join forces this month for the annual STOP Hunger "Servathon 2012".
Held each April since 1997, when it began in the U.S., the Servathon is
now a global program that works to engage employees in all 80 of
Sodexo's host countries in hunger relief efforts such as donating food,
serving meals, and fundraising.
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Services, has an ongoing
commitment to help those who face hunger and malnutrition, which still
afflict nearly one billion people worldwide. Last year, teams in 30
Sodexo host countries across 6 continents took part in hunger relief
activities during the Servathon. More than 39,000 employees helped to
provide the equivalent of 200,000 meals for NGOs and associations in
their local communities.
This year, Sodexo employees around the world will again show their
commitment to ending hunger. They will pay particular attention to
sharing Sodexo knowledge and best practices, including providing
education and information to hunger relief organization workers and
beneficiaries in areas such as nutrition, food safety and food waste
The "Servathon", a leading force of Sodexo's "STOP Hunger" initiative,
works to fight hunger and malnutrition in the countries where the Group
operates, thanks to four areas of action: volunteering, sharing Sodexo
knowledge and providing food donations and financial donations.
Michel Landel, Sodexo CEO and President of Sodexo STOP Hunger
Association, commented: "While we are going through difficult
economic times, local populations of some countries where Sodexo
operates are suffering in precarious circumstances, and the necessity of
setting up a hunger relief program is of greater importance than ever.
We are proud of the commitment of our employees, who touch the daily
lives of over 50 million people worldwide. They give life to the spirit
of service to improve the Quality of Daily Life for the people we serve
in the communities where we live and work."
The worldwide programs led under the STOP Hunger initiative are in line
with Sodexo's global sustainable development strategy. In 2009, the
Group formalized its sustainable development commitments in the "Better
Tomorrow Plan" and has committed to develop the STOP Hunger initiative
in the 80 countries where the Group operates by 2020.
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals
and the performance of organisations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo
acts as a partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on
performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon
founded the company in 1966.
Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo's 413,000 employees in 80
countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of
Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to
the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and
environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in
which it operates.
Key figures (as of August 31, 2011)
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413,000 employees (incl. acquisitions made between
August 31 & December 31, 2011)
22nd largest employer worldwide (ranking
as of August 31, 2011)
50 million consumers served daily
9.6 billion euro market capitalization (as of March 30,
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