GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced the winners of the 2019 Vendor Partners Awards during its annual vendor partner meeting. The annual awards recognize and celebrate top vendors partners demonstrating exemplary dedication and accomplishments through their partnership.
This year, Sodexo acknowledged partners in eight categories. The awards finalists and winners were selected based on their overall outstanding contributions and their alignment with Sodexo's Six Dimensions of Quality of Life - physical environment, health and wellness, social interaction, recognition, ease and personal growth as the ultimate drivers of human performance - as well as Sodexo's Better Tomorrow 2025 Corporate Responsibility Roadmap.
"Sodexo's Vendor Partner Award Program recognizes the contributions of companies whose efforts play a vital role to support Sodexo's mission to enhance the Quality of Life," said Dean Johnson, CEO of Service Operations in North America. "We are delighted to honor our key vendor partners. Their support, partnership and commitment to quality are integral to our joint success."
Among Sodexo's 326 suppliers and vendors, eight received the highest honor of being named "Vendor Partner of the Year" including:
- Unilever Food Solutions for the Food category
- ABG Service Solutions for the Regional Facility Management category
- Rentokil Steritech for the National Facility Management category
- Tropical Nut and Fruit for the Diversity category
- Prairie Farms for the Sustainability Food category
- Copper Tree Analytics for the Sustainability Facility Management category
- Astor Chocolate for the Cause Marketing category
- Shoes for Crews for the Cause Marketing category
About Sodexo North America
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 160,000 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 $19 billion in goods and services from small to large 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., in 2018, Sodexo contributed over 159,500 in volunteer hours, and since 1996, the Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed nearly $34.5 million to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit us.sodexo.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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