Sodexo

France
Consumer Services, Food Beverage and Tobacco

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High Risk

Summary:

Sodexo, a food services and facility management company. Sodexo scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Sodexo increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Sodexo forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Sodexo does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company is a partner of the National Urban League and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Sodexo supported its employee's participation in a Black Lives Matter protest. The company has harshly criticized various state-level election security efforts, signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, and supported the Equality Act. For these reasons, Sodexo receives a High Risk rating.

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