Sodexo Mexico Earns Social Responsibility Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

Company honored for improving quality of life for employees, business ethics, community involvement and environmental protection in business strategy

Oct 14, 2010, 17:26 ET from Sodexo, Inc.

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Centro Mexicano para la Filantropia (CEMEFI) awarded Sodexo Mexico with the prestigious Empresa Socialmente Responsable (ESR) Distinctive certification. As the only quality of daily life solutions company in Mexico to receive the corporate social responsibility award, Sodexo earned its distinction by successfully competing in four areas: corporate quality of life; corporate ethics; community links and environmental responsibility.

"At Sodexo Mexico we are committed to respecting our employees, the environment and all of our stakeholders," said Humberto A. Patorniti, president of Sodexo Mexico. "The ESR award is especially gratifying because it offers independent confirmation that we are advancing along the right track in each of these areas."

Sodexo's corporate social responsibility programs in Mexico include community outreach programs, environmental protection practices and employee engagement programs. Its STOP Hunger initiative, part of a global effort, embraces the fight to end hunger and its root causes, especially among children. Sodexo Mexico donates to Local Food Banks that help poor communities, orphanages and elder homes, and also provides education about healthy eating in select communities.

A strong emphasis is placed on recycling programs as part of the company's commitment to protecting the environment. Sodexo Mexico has permanent programs in place to recycle paper, cardboard and computer printer toner. To ensure that the programs work as designed, Sodexo frequently engages its employees on the importance of utilizing the resources that have been put in place for their use.

No asset is more important to Sodexo than its employees. In addition to offering a full range of professional development opportunities for staff, Sodexo Mexico has established educational programs for its employees and their family members to finish primary and secondary studies.

"We are committed to the idea that developing employees will enhance our performance and the services that we offer to clients and customers," said Patorniti. "We also want to see that same benefit spill over into the communities where we operate, creating more opportunities for future generations."

CEMEFI created the ESR Award, the first of its kind in Latin America, to promote corporate social responsibility. CEMEFI also works to translate corporate social responsibility into actions and practices that help resolve social issues.

About Sodexo

Sodexo Mexico

Sodexo Mexico is a leading provider of Comprehensive Service Solutions to Remote Sites in the Gulf of Mexico, corporations and industrial plants, with $560 million in annual revenue and 2,000 employees. Sodexo Mexico offers innovative on-site solutions in food, hospitality and facilities management services to more than 80 clients to include: deepwater oil platforms, corporations, laboratories and industrial plants throughout Mexico. Headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico Sodexo is proudly celebrating its 18 years of loyal service to our clients in Mexico.

Sodexo in North America

Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On Site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $13 million in grants to fight hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions

Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations.  Based on this conviction, Sodexo is the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo's 380,000 employees, in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled range of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates and to the fulfillment of its employees.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2009)

Sodexo in the World

Sodexo in North America

14.7 billion euro consolidated revenue

380,000 employees

33,900 sites

50 million consumers served daily

80 countries

22nd largest employer worldwide

7.7 billion dollars revenue

120,000 employees

10 million consumers served daily

6,000 clients

700 facilities management sites

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