PRIDE Network

Pride Network.jpgAs one of Sodexo’s Employee Based Resource Groups, our PRIDE network (People Respecting Individuality, Diversity and Equality) aims to educate and raise awareness within Sodexo's employees, clients, partners, and network on the issues facing LGBTQIA+ employees. The Australian PRIDE network is aligned with its Global Pride Group, an initiative established in 18 countries, including USA, Canada, Chile, Brazil, UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Pride Month

pride_month.jpgPride month may get its global spotlight in the month of June, but the work happens year- round. We celebrate Pride month to champion an environment of acceptance and open communication and give visibility and peer support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer team members throughout Sodexo sites and offices. 




Each year, Sodexo celebrates the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) on May 17th with Toolbox Talks, webinars, and events for all employees to discuss key topics and concerns and sharing stories of what it means to be an LGBTQIA+ employee or Ally at Sodexo. Barry Dallman, Workforce Planning Manager & Sodexo Australia Pride Champion says:

Barry_Dallman.jpg“I have met people who were out, proud, and comfortable. Their visibility meant that I felt this was something I could do, and my perseverance meant that I was able to progress and support others in the community.” 


ACON Welcome Here 


Sodexo Australia is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. As a registered ACON ‘Welcome Here’ business, we welcome and celebrate LGBTIQ diversity within our business and at our Regional Support Centres. 

Pride in Diversity Member

Sodexo works with Pride in Diversity, Australia’s first and only national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTQ workplace inclusion. Pride in Diversity are specialists in HR, training programs, organisational change and workplace diversity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people by reducing exclusion, invisibility, homophobia and stigma in the workplace.


Workplace Pride Global Benchmark

For the fourth year in a row, Sodexo has earned the highest Advocate designation in the 2023 Workplace Pride Global Benchmark. This prestigious recognition highlights Sodexo's performance and commitment to high standards of LGBTQ+ inclusion among globally renowned organisations.


Global Commitment 

Sodexo adheres to and has signed the Declaration of Amsterdam. By respecting human rights, eliminating discrimination, providing support, preventing other human rights violations and acting in the public sphere, Sodexo strives to create an environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and feels valued by supporting an inclusive and safe culture internally as well as outside our walls.