Ethics are essential to Sodexo’s success and a fundamental pillar of its commitments to responsible business conduct. Sodexo’s management has zero tolerance for abusive practices, such as corruption or human rights violations. Sodexo is, and will continue to be, a company that clients, consumers, partners and other stakeholders can trust.
CENTRAL TO ITS VALUES AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES, RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IS A PILLAR OF SODEXO’S COMMITMENT TO BUSINESS INTEGRITY AND ESSENTIAL TO ITS MISSION.
Sodexo conducts its business in a manner that does not infringe upon the human rights of others and works to identify, prevent and mitigate any adverse impacts that may result from its business activities. All employees and partners are expected to observe this commitment, which is based on the international human rights principles set forth in the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the United Nation’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and Sodexo’s Human Rights Policy and Fundamental Rights at Work Charter and Guide.
To maintain this trust, Sodexo’s employees and partners agree to respect the ethical principles in all activities:
Caring about quality of life means placing trust at the heart of our relationships. Sodexo is built on a solid foundation of loyalty to its clients, employees and shareholders, and on honest and open relationships with them. Loyalty is one of the cornerstones of how our business operates.
Humanity is central to our business. Sodexo is committed to acting in favor of equal opportunity, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, beliefs, religion or sexual orientation. Improving quality of life means treating each individual with respect, dignity and consideration.
This is a key principle for Sodexo that applies consistently with all stakeholders: clients, consumers, employees, shareholders and the general public. We ensure that all are informed in a clear and precise manner about our products, services, commitments and performance.
We do not tolerate and we condemn all practices that are not based on honesty, integrity and fairness, regardless of where our business operates in the world. We make our position clear to our clients, suppliers and employees, and expect them to reject corrupt and unfair practices.