Sodexo Mexico’s Commitment to Ethics and Social Responsibility Earn it a 10th Consecutive ESR Award

Sodexo Mexico’s Commitment to Ethics and Social Responsibility Earn it a 10th Consecutive ESR Award

Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía highlights “Servathon,” Sodexo’s volunteer employee engagement initiative as a best practice

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Sodexo: Quality of Life Services

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 3:30pm

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MEXICO CITY, June 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - For the 10th consecutive year, Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (CEMEFI) awards Sodexo México with the prestigious Empresa Socialmente Responsable (ESR) award. As the leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations, Sodexo Mexico earned its distinction through a proven commitment to four areas: quality of life; business ethics; community engagement and environmental responsibility.

CEMEFI’s ESR awards, now in their 14th year, are the most prestigious of their kind in Mexico and rank among the most renowned in the Americas. The ESR award is presented to companies that demonstrate a proven commitment to employees, investors, customers, clients and society at large, and that engage voluntarily and publicly with communities as part of their business strategy.

“As the 12th largest economy in the world, Mexico has made great strides in promoting social responsibility, but the real work is done at the personal level. It has to be a part of the corporate DNA,” said Alberto Márquez, CEO Sodexo-México. “Sodexo, globally and here in Mexico, is fortunate to have such an extremely engaged workforce that is committed to supporting local communities.”

Sodexo’s corporate social responsibility programs in México include community outreach programs, environmental protection practices and employee engagement programs. Its STOP Hunger initiative, which includes a global employee effort known as Servathon was recognized in Mexico in 2013 as a best practice of volunteering by the CEMEFI. Employees of Sodexo Mexico participate actively with: select NGOs that help poor local communities struggling with malnutrition. They raise funds, resources and awareness to fight hunger locally, and they also participate with the (IASIS) Instituto de Asistencia e Integración Social, a Public Institution that prepares and provides food to 60 public dining rooms, which serve more than 12,000 meals daily for the needy. Employees of Sodexo Mexico also collaborate with the IASIS: serving food, providing training in food safety and managing primary maintenance of public kitchens and dining rooms. 

A strong emphasis is placed on recycling programs as part of the company’s commitment to protecting the environment. Sodexo México has permanent programs in place to recycle paper, cardboard and computer printer toner. To ensure that the programs work as designed, Sodexo frequently engages its employees on the importance of utilizing the resources that have been put in place for their use.

No asset is more important to Sodexo than its employees. In addition to offering a full range of professional development opportunities for staff, Sodexo México implements educational programs for its employees and their family members to finish primary and secondary studies.

“A highly skilled and developed workforce is not just good for business performance,” said Marquez. “When done right, it feeds more than individual growth. It nourishes communities and future generations that will it turn look forward to giving back.”

Sodexo Mexico
Sodexo México is a leading provider of Comprehensive Service Solutions to Remote Sites in the Gulf of México, corporations and industrial plants, with $560 million in annual revenue and 2,600 employees. Sodexo México offers innovative on-site solutions in food, hospitality and facilities management services to more than 80 clients to include: deepwater oil platforms, corporations, laboratories and industrial plants throughout México. Headquartered in México City, Sodexo Mexico is proudly celebrating its 22 years of loyal service to our clients in México.

Sodexo Group
Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 45 years of experience: from reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 420,000 employees throughout the world. 


Samuel Wells, Director, Media Relations
+1 (301) 987-4893
Sodexo North America
Carmen Marquez Calderon, CSR Manager
Sodexo Mexico