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In 2010, Sodexo entered into two new partnerships: the first one with United Coffee, who will supply Sodexo with machines as well as fair-trade certified coffees; the other one with Numi, from which Sodexo has selected 100% organic teas.[citation needed]

Sodexo reported revenues of €15.3 billion in the 12 months ended February 2010 and an organic growth of 0.4%.[citation needed] It benefits from a Corporate Credit Rating of BBB+ (Standard & Poor).[citation needed]

One of the top two companies worldwide in this sector,[citation needed] Sodexo provides companies and public authorities with meal passes, restaurant vouchers, mobility passes, leisure passes, book cards, and training vouchers. In China and the US, it operates a stored-value card system in cooperation with multiple restaurants. Freedompay is used to power some of these deployments [8]

In 2015, a study found that Sodexo units with nearly equal men and women managers were consistently more profitable than units dominated by men.[42]

In April 2012, a Sodexo regional manager disrupted a student protest at the State University of New York at New Paltz by tearing up protesters' signs.[37] Students there had organized a protest to highlight what they saw as the company's unethical treatment of workers and its lack of response to issues of sustainability.[38]

Pupils’ health, wellbeing and satisfaction is at the root of everything we do. We aim to deliver fresh food you can be proud of; food that will make your pupils smile. I personally have a strong food craft background which chimes perfectly with the Independents by Sodexo food offer.

In 2005, Michel Landel was appointed Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Pierre Bellon, who continues as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The company was launched in 1966 by Pierre Bellon (Chairman) in Marseille, France, initially serving company restaurants, schools and hospitals under the name Société d'Exploitation Hotelière (English: Hotel Services Corporation). Today Sodexo is on the Fortune Global 500 list[3] and the second largest employer among all French multi-national corporations.

In 2007 Comfort Keepers was named by INC. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing franchise systems in the United States. [14] In 2016, Comfort Keepers was ranked #7 by Forbes as a "Top Franchise to Buy" in the lowest investment category.[15]

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In 2002, Sodexho was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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On 22 February 2013, all of the frozen beef products used by Sodexo in the UK were withdrawn following the discovery of horse DNA in a sample.[39] The company supplies 2,300 institutions, including schools, senior citizen homes, prisons and branches of the armed forces within the UK.[39]

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In August 2013, Sodexo Justice Services was criticised in an official report for subjecting a female prisoner to "cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment", which "appears to amount to torture" at HMP Bronzefield in Ashford, Surrey, UK. The woman was kept segregated from other prisoners in an "unkempt and squalid" prison cell for more than five years.[40]

In May 2011, 27 University of Washington students were arrested during a sit in at the University's administrative offices for protesting the University's concessions contract with Sodexo.[35] Shortly after, on May 19, another 13 students were arrested under similar circumstances.[36]

At Nordea banks, the issue was a cut in wages after Sodexo took over the bank's workplace food services.[22][23] After a successful boycott, the wages were raised.[24]

Sodexo are World Leaders in Quality of Life Services and I am absolutely passionate about providing you, our clients, with a brilliant and consistent service. I do hope that you enjoy reading more about what we provide and seeing some of the fantastic things we have to offer.

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Fresh food from scratch is as important to us now as it always has been. It’s the way we do things. Seasonality, provenance and freshness are everyday words for us. All of our meat is sourced fresh from British and Irish farms and all of our fish and seafood is Marine Stewardship Council certified and Responsible Irish fish.

In 1998, Sodexho merged with Marriott Management Services, at the time one of the largest food services companies in North America. Included in the merger was a name change to Sodexho Marriott Services. The merger helped the company become one of the largest food services providers in America.[4]

Between 1995 and 2001, Société d'Exploitation Hotelière's holding company changed its name to Sodexho Alliance, and the company forged alliances with Gardner Merchant, Partena, Sogeres, Wood Dining Services and Universal Ogden Services. In 2000 Sodexho Alliance became the leader in remote site management after a merger with Universal Ogden Services.[4]

As part of our commitment to quality, we send senior chefs to École Lenôtre in Paris, one of the most prestigious culinary schools in the world. There is no better place for them to learn, develop and enhance their cooking skills to bring continuous improvement to our already high standards.

St. Columba’s College (Dublin) is proud to have had Sodexo as its primary caterer for the past 12 years. The company has provided us with excellent on-site managers and the qualit... read more

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In 2007, Sodexho launched its catering arm in United Kingdom schools, using the brand name "For you...".

To deliver a compelling proposition and service for our independent, private and fee paying schools, ensuring a 100% delivery of our fresh food heritage in every school, every day.

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Since September 2007, its United States operations have been headed by President and CEO George Chavel, who replaced Richard Macedonia.

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The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America and globally. In 2010, Sodexo ranked number 1. According to the report,[6] Sodexo “has led every other company in its ability to implement measure and assess strong internal diversity initiatives”

In 2011, Sodexo entered an 8-year contract with the American government, by which the company commits itself to provide food services to 51 United States Marine Corps mess halls.[7]

In the summer of 2006, the company made headlines for concluding a deal with retired NBA Hall of Famer and entrepreneur, Earvin Magic Johnson and Magic Food Provisions, a subsidiary of Magic Johnson Enterprises. The initiative includes a marketing agreement and the formation of SodexhoMAGIC, LLC, a new joint venture that is 51 percent owned by Johnson.[5]

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Throughout the 1970s, the company expanded in France and internationally; first in Belgium, then Africa, and finally the Middle East. After an initial public offering on the Paris Bourse in 1983, the firm continued its expansion into North America, South America, Japan, South Africa and Russia.