How we do business

Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo has more than 420,000 employees worldwide. The Group’s development is built on fundamentals that unite our teams and give Sodexo its unique personality. These fundamentals are expressed through our values and ethical principles. More on our fundamentals.

Our mission

Every day, our 380 000 employees around the world combine their efforts to:

  • improve the Quality of Daily Life
  • contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries where we operate.

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Our values

Over 97 of our employees work on our sites in direct day-to-day contact with our clients and consumers. This demands exceptional human qualities and specific behavior that we call service spirit, team spirit and spirit of progress.
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Our ethical principles

Loyalty, respect for people, transparency and business integrity are the ethical principles that guide us in all our day-to-day activities. These principles, shared by all employees, help make Sodexo a respectful and respected company.
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Our independence

Financial independence has been a fundamental principle of Sodexo since its founding by Pierre Bellon in 1966. It enables Sodexo to remain faithful to its values, maintain a long-term strategy and benefit from management continuity helping to ensure the company’s enduring success.
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