Sodexo Earns top LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Achievement

Sodexo earns top LGBTIQ+ inclusion achievement from 2022 Workplace Pride Global Benchmark

Sodexo, the world leader in food and facilities management, is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year it has earned Advocate designation on the 2022 Workplace Pride Global Benchmark, measuring the LGBTIQ+ inclusion practices of internationally active employers.

The benchmark represents the ideal LGBTIQ+ inclusion standards among the best organizations. It consists of a detailed review and analysis of eight categories that show progress on LGBTIQ+ inclusion within the workplace.

Sodexo has earned the prestigious title of “Advocate” after receiving a score above 90% on the 2022 Workplace Pride Global Benchmark survey. Companies in this category are paving the way for LGBTIQ+ inclusion and improving conditions in the workplace and society as a whole. Companies are followed on their progress in eight categories: Policy & Communication, Employee Networks, Workplace Awareness, Support & Benefits, Inclusion & Engagement, Expertise & Monitoring, Business & Supplier Engagement, and Impact on Society. Global Pride Co-Chair and U.S. PRIDE Chair Alfonso “AJ” Francavilla was also nominated for an Outstanding Role Model award for his work in the organization.

Patrick Sochnikoff, Sodexo Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Group Senior Vice President, Corporate & Social Responsibility, says:

Part of creating a better everyday for everyone, is about encouraging our team members to bring their authentic selves to work. Everyone belongs to a team, acts with a purpose, and thrives in their own way. We are humbled by this recognition which demonstrates our commitment to uplifting our LGBTQ+ employees.

Sodexo promotes inclusion and a culture based on respect, understanding, and equal opportunity. Sodexo has grown a vast internal Global Pride Network that celebrates diversity, equity, & inclusion supported by 18 LGBTQ+ employee networks worldwide.

Find out more about Sodexo’s LGBTIQ+ policy here.

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