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Sodexo, a multinational food services and facilities management company, announced that it has been selected as one of the Top 50 Companies of the Year by LATINA Style, Inc. 

Diversity and Inclusion is a driving component of Sodexo and is integral to the company’s growth,” says Gerri Mason Hall, chief diversity and sustainability officer at Sodexo Americas. “We are proud and honored to be recognized, for the eleventh consecutive year.”

Sodexo has seen significant increases in candidates who identify themselves as Hispanic or Latinos. The company's strategy includes outreach through a range of job boards that reach diverse populations. Sodexo also develops strategic relationships with key external Hispanic professional associations targeting college recruitment programs that focuses on Hispanic serving schools, such as New Mexico State. A few of these organizations include the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Unidos US (formerly National Council of La Raza), and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

Since 1998, the LATINA Style 50 list has established the standard by which corporations are measured for their plan to hire, retain and promote Latina professionals. This year’s survey directs special attention to Latina recruitment, veteran and military personnel programs, and increase in the number of Latina employees at the company. This report recognizes companies who find diversity and inclusion essential to their success.

Sodexo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has been consistently recognized by external organizations and notable diversity publications. In January, Sodexo was recognized on Bloomberg’s 2019 Gender Equality Index and Fortune’S 2019 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.