Sodexo Honored For LGBTIQ+ Hiring Practices
Sodexo announced that for the second consecutive year it has earned Advocate designation on the 2021 Workplace Pride Global Benchmark, measuring the LGBTIQ+ inclusion practices of internationally active employers.
The benchmark represents the ideal LGBTIQ+ inclusion standards among the best organizations. It consists of detailed review and analysis of eight categories that show progress on LGBTIQ+ inclusion within the workplace.
Sodexo earned the prestigious title of “Advocate” after receiving a score above 90 percent on the 2021 Workplace Pride Global Benchmark survey. Companies in this category are paving the way for LGBTIQ+ inclusion and improving conditions in the workplace, as well as in society as a whole. Companies are followed on their progress in eight categories: Policy & Communication, Employee Networks, Workplace Awareness, Support & Benefits, Inclusion & Engagement, Expertise & Monitoring, Business & Supplier Engagement, Impact on Society.
“Part of improving quality of life is about encouraging our team members to bring their authentic selves to work. We are humbled by this recognition which demonstrates our commitment to uplifting our LGBTQ+ employees,” says Mia Mends, Sodexo Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office and CEO Impact Ventures, Sodexo North America.
Sodexo is committed to promoting inclusion and a culture based on respect, understanding and equal opportunity. Sodexo has grown a vast internal Global Pride Network that celebrates diversity, equity, & inclusion supported by 18 LGBTQ+ employee networks worldwide.
Sodexo was also recently recognized for disability employment, read more on that here.
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