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Sodexo named top sustainability performer7th of March 2014
Facilities services leader Sodexo has been ranked as the best performing company for social, environmental and economic performance in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2014 as Sector Leader and Gold Class. This is the seventh consecutive year the company has won this accolade.
Sodexo earned the highest overall score in its peer group, 80 per cent (compared to a sector average of 48). And it was awarded a perfect score - 100 - for the positive local impact of its business operations around the world.
Sodexo also won the highest score in its industry in the social pillar - a significant achievement considering it employs almost 428,000 people across 33,300 client sites in 80 countries.
Damien Verdier, Sodexo Group chief marketing and strategic planning officer said: "We are very proud to again be leading our business sector for our efforts and achievements to contribute to the economic, social and environmental development of the cities, regions and countries where we operate."
The yearbook ispublished by RobecoSAM, a leading asset management company focusing on sustainability investing.
This year more than 2,000 companies were considered for inclusion in the yearbook, using up to 120 financial, environmental, social and economic indicators to evaluate companies in 59 industries.
The RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook is regarded as the world's most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability performance, in part due to continually raising the bar for inclusion.