The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Best In Dow Jones Class

Dow Jones Sustainability Index
18 September 2019 | Updated 20 September 2019
 

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index with leading scores in labour practices, climate strategy and stakeholder engagement has seen Sodexo rank best in class for a 15th consecutive year.

Sodexo had the highest score in their industry across a number of areas, including Labour Practices, Occupational Health and Safety, Local Impact of Business Operations, Supply Chain Management, Climate Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement.

Said Neil Barrett, Sodexo Group Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility: “The challenge gets harder each year to stay ahead of our peers, who are doing more and more in the sustainability space. This best-in-class distinction demonstrates that Sodexo’s efforts and performance continue to be recognised.  We are striving to anchor sustainability into all aspects of our business and everything we do.

"Today, our clients and markets look for commitment and visible performance improvements to help them achieve their own sustainability goals.

"Our environmental, social and governance performance, as rated by DJSI has become, more than ever, central to our business plans and decisions."

 

Goals

Sodexo is taking comprehensive actions towards a more sustainable future, by focusing on key areas which include preventing food waste, fostering inclusive growth with small and local business as well as advancing gender balance. Additional actions include providing healthy and sustainable meals through the promotion of plant based meal options and a responsible supply chain that includes solid progress on sustainable seafood, palm oil and animal welfare.

Sodexo also supports the fight against hunger through Stop Hunger, a global non-profit network.

 

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Launched in 1999, the DJSI is the major standard for corporate sustainability. This year, over 3,500 of the world’s largest companies in both developed and emerging markets were invited to take part in SAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment, in which the most financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are assessed.

Picture: Sodexo is taking comprehensive actions towards a more sustainable future.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 18 September 2019

Share



Related Articles

Sodexo Mentors Start-Ups to Develop Smart Tech and Sustainability Innovations

Sodexo, in partnership with L Marks, has selected five start-up businesses to help them develop new solutions in the areas of smart buildings, employee experience and...

 Read Full Article
The Four Workplace Sustainability Angles

A new report commissioned by Moneypenny and WORKTECH Academy has identified four different types of corporate approaches to sustainability, to help businesses establish...

 Read Full Article
Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2022

Stonewall have revealed their top 100 Employers 2022 list, commemorating those that are making the biggest commitments to diversity and inclusion for the LGBTQ +...

 Read Full Article
FM Companies Honour USA’s Black History Month

February is Black History Month across the USA, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. What have FM service providers and commercial property...

 Read Full Article
Sodexo Announces Passing of Founder and Chairman Emeritus Pierre Bellon

Sodexo has announced the loss of its founder and Chairman Emeritus, Pierre Bellon, on January 31, 2022 in Paris, at the age of 92. An official statement reads:...

 Read Full Article
BCC to Outline Proposals for New Cleaning Sector Apprenticeship

Cleaning and hygiene sector employers, training operatives, providers and assessment organisations are being urgently encouraged to have their say on proposals for an...

 Read Full Article
Veganuary Hits 2 Million Official Participants

A total of two million people have officially signed up to Veganuary - the global pledge to try vegan for 31 days - since the pledge began in 2014. More than 75...

 Read Full Article
University Teams Win Sodexo Community Funding

Students from ten universities across the UK have participated in a Dragon’s Den-style competition organised by Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Foundation in...

 Read Full Article
Sodexo Introduces Cleaning Robot to Children's Ward

Sodexo’s cleaning team at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, has a new recruit of the robot variety who has been named Chloe...

 Read Full Article
Sodexo Awarded Best Waste Prevention Project

Sodexo has received the award for Best Waste Prevention Project at the 2021 Waste2Zero awards for tackling food waste through smart technology. Hosted by...

 Read Full Article