Boosting Community Economies

Wherever Sodexo operates it is an active participant in the community by investing fully in every sense of the word. In keeping with our mission, we are an active participant in the short- and long-term economic, social and environmental development of the community. Here are a few examples:

  • Artisanal Apple Juice
    Artisanal Apple Juice "I have found Sodexo to have been unbelievably good for me. They are a big company and there is a lot of support there and a genuine interest in having smaller people like me supplying them. We are very proud to have our products served at prestige golf tournaments and the Scottish Parliament thanks to our relationship with Sodexo." — Graham Stoddart, Cuddybridge Apple Juice, Innerleithen, Scotland, UK
  • Bringing dozens of family farms into our ‘network’
    Bringing dozens of family farms into our ‘network’ "We are a family-run food services distributor that supplies Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. We work very closely with more than three dozen local farmers in our area to the point that they plant their acreage according to our needs. Sodexo’s emphasis on local produce has definitely helped us – and these farmers – thrive by not only providing access to a larger market for their products, but also by visiting farms and inspecting processes to ensure that their produce is grown in the best conditions and to their high standards." — Jerry Ambrogi, J. Ambrogi Foods Distribution, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, United States of America
  • Farmer finds a growing market for fresh lettuce
    Farmer finds a growing market for fresh lettuce "We pick at 4 AM and deliver (to our distributors) just hours later, which means our lettuce arrives at Sodexo’s restaurants in Paris the same day. Traceability and sustainability are integral to our family-owned business. These days, there are fewer and fewer lettuce producers, because children are not taking up the family businesses as much. That is not the case with us. We now have 30 employees, with fathers and their children working side-by-side." — Daniel Béhuret, lettuce farmer, Chailly-en-Bière, Seine-et-Marne, France
  • Outsourcing local technical talent for facilities management
    Outsourcing local technical talent for facilities management "We are a one-source solution for energy-efficient building and construction-related services. Our delivery approach and model is unique. We engage local contractors such as plumbers and painters that have a working knowledge of the area and its environmental conditions and also are able to perform technical services at our service-level requirements. In addition to our own full time team members, our network of more than 1,000 local mechanical and specialty contractors is able to deliver service, guaranteeing the lowest prices and highest quality of preventive and reactive service work, parts and materials for our customers – and Sodexo." — Paul Belair, President, Roth, a Sodexo Company, Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America