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Workplace Integration 2.0 ~ What’s it really mean to me?

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Debra Dailey

A recurring theme in Sodexo’s Workplace Trends 2013 Report is the need for Corporate Real Estate (CRE) and Facilities Management (FM) professionals to shift their entire approach.  The new method is  a mindset where “human centric” needs are given just as much attention as traditional asset and infrastructure considerations. In other words, it’s about shifting from a “Cost per Square Foot” to a “Quality of Life per Square Foot” approach.
In embracing this new perspective, it is imperative that CRE/FM professionals come to appreciate the importance of meeting a more holistic set of employee workstyle and lifestyle needs. It is even more important that these professionals understand how integration of workplace service solutions can more effectively meet employee needs in order to influence business outcomes and create higher value.

It's time to think of Facilities Management as "Quality of Life" per square foot.

The “Quality of Life per Square Foot” approach is designed to capture all of the key attributes of this real estate and FM “2.0” strategy. Quality of Life (QOL) references the general well-being of individuals and societies. In the context of the workplace, however, QOL includes not only physical and social well-being, but also career well-being. This third spoke of the QOL wheel encompasses engagement, morale, and overall satisfaction with one’s work and work environment.
Decades of research support a connection between the built environment and employee engagement, productivity, and well-being. The role of the FM/CRE professional is, then, to promote and help create a workplace that supports improvements in all of these outcomes in an evidence-based, measurable way.

Environmental solutions in the workplace can include wellness hubs, collaboration spaces, and improvements to lighting and air quality, just to name a few. For today’s FM/CRE professional, however, meeting the holistic needs of the workforce must go a step further in order to truly affect the employee experience and improve operational efficiencies.
An expanded definition of “workplace solutions” can include anything from IT systems, to workplace design, to human resources initiatives, to wellness, facilities, and more. But the reality is that inefficiencies almost always arise when different solutions are managed in silos. To prevent this, the FM/CRE industry must also support the integration of services solutions.. Inherently, increased productivity, innovation, and performance occurs when diverse systems in the workplace are “talking with each other” and when the needs of the “whole person” and not just the employee are met.
Even the concept of “integration” has evolved. No longer referring to merely the aggregation of services, integration in today’s business environment asks employers to view the needs of its workforce and workplace services solutions in a way that deliver both the optimal employee experience with the greatest operational value. Alignment with professionals from other disciplines will be key to fulfilling the vision for a new approach to employee experience and well-being.
For more information on the “Quality of Life Per Square Foot” approach to corporate real estate, download the full report here and join the conversation at our Quality of Life Per Square Foot group on LinkedIn.

Debra Dailey is vice president, Human Capital and Outcomes at Sodexo.

Working Moms Make History

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Carol Evans

During this Women’s History Month I am struck by just how much history is being made for working moms right now. In fact, it’s hard to remember when, in my lifetime, we have been the subjects of so much attention.

First there is Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo. At first, working moms of all stripes were excited last summer when Yahoo! named Marissa Mayer CEO, even as her maternity leave loomed just a few months away. But soon she began concerning us–first with her two-week maternity leave and most recently with her ban on work-from-home policies across the company. Was she discounting all the progress made by corporate America and documented by the Working Mother 100 Best Companies over the past 27 years?  Doesn’t she realize that flexibility is an incredibly powerful benefit that can boost employee engagement and loyalty, while lowering absenteeism and ‘presenteeism’…not to mention being a boon to the bottom line?

On a brighter note, there’s Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Last year I wrote a blog post about how Sandberg is living the working mother’s dream. She set a great example of how flex can work even at the highest levels of the corporate world when she announced that she would be leaving work at 5:30 pm each day so that she could have dinner with her family. And now, with her new book, Lean In, she tells women not to doubt their ability to combine work and family. She believes women who “lean in” and believe in themselves succeed professionally, and that they are in better position to ask for what they need and make changes that can benefit others.  It is especially telling that the book was reviewed by Anne Marie Slaughter, who made her own headlines by quitting a high-profile government job after only two years because she hadn’t taken steps to ensure work life balance in her own life, and she needed it back.

Now, a new study by the Pew Research Center shows that the number of moms who prefer to work full-time has risen to 32 percent from just 20 percent five years ago, according to a report released on March 14. Additionally, the study shows that moms and dads increasingly share not only the duties of earning money and taking care of kids, but also the emotional burdens associated with each. The new data showing that dads want to spend more time at home and moms are pursuing substantial careers illustrate the cultural shift we’ve all been living, and that the Working Mother Research Institute has been tracking.

What can we take away from all this? I believe that If both parents –those at all levels, not just the high-profile ones in the C-suite—had the option to work flexible hours we’d all feel more positive about our kids, our families, and ourselves, and more hopeful about our careers and companies. Working Mother supports companies like Sodexo that are openly committed to flex, making it a true business focus. Sodexo’s Flexibility Implementation Team continues to work to embed flex into the complete Sodexo culture. Sodexo understands that flex is not only the right thing to do; it’s also good for business. As more companies follow Sodexo’s lead, they will all fare the better for it, as will our families. And working moms will continue to make history.

Carol Evans is president of Working Mother Media. You can also find both her and her company on Twitter.

Women’s History Month. . .Where to begin?

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Ann Oka

Suffrage, Friedan, Steinem, Thatcher?  Since I’m not a historian, I’ll pick much closer to home.

As I reflect on this topic, I recall an interview from very early in my career, almost 30 years ago.  I was being interviewed as one of the first women in manufacturing management for a multinational consumer products company. A chemical engineer managing a vegetable oil refinery was not my mother’s idea of a glamorous career choice, but in some respects, it was an opportunity to be a trailblazer.

What I recall telling the writer was that there was additional pressure on early women in these positions to do well, as we were setting out to break stereotypes. I recall inspecting tanks from the inside, wading through sludge up to my knees, and working with hazardous materials. There was no way that I would flinch from a tough job. It got to the point that my crew would delight in calling me out to face off with some of our toughest vendors, just to see the reaction. And yet, when I interviewed at another company, dressed in my requisite blue suit and white shirt, the engineering manager still had to let me know that the job would be in environments where I couldn’t wear “that!”  But still, in my early naivete, when I was asked the mandatory question about what I wanted my future to be, I said, “Someday, I want to be King!”

It was much later, during my MBA studies that I took a class on business ethics. The professor graphically depicted the impact that unequal gender representation can have on a company. If you believe as I do that talent and intelligence are evenly distributed without regard to gender or race, and you also believe that having our best and our brightest at every level is critical to a company’s success, then this example may also resonate for you.

Picture a pyramid, with four levels. At the bottom, men and women are equally represented as they enter the workplace. In the second level, middle management, depending on what study you look at, the distribution of men to women is something more like 60/40. Theoretically, there are women left in the bottom level who are the talent equivalent, (or better) than 20% of the second tier. As you progress up to the third level, or senior management, the ratio of men to women is something more like 75/25; and at the upper most levels, 90/10. Imagine the talented women who are stuck lower in the pyramid, and ask yourself whether it is the best and the brightest running the firm.  Compounding this waste, how many of those “stuck” end up disengaged, or leaving? As responsible business people, can we afford for this to happen?

My point is, while we’ve come a long way, we still have room to improve. In most professions, women don’t have quite the overt stereotypes to break, although I’m sure Hillary Clinton was tested in many ways in her last job.  I know that I no longer think that success is defined in male terms, (I no longer want to be King – Empress is quite fine).  Women are now an accepted and expected part of the workforce, and if we can solve the disparities in representation at all levels, we can fully capitalize on the potential of women in the workforce, and create our own history.

Ann Oka is senior vice president of Sodexo Supply Management.

A (Women’s) Day of International Importance

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Lorna Donatone

For many years, diversity and inclusion have been a hallmark of Sodexo’s development. We have long understood gender balance is an asset to the company. Giving high priority to the advancement of women with a wide range of partnerships, awareness programs and initiatives has done nothing but strengthen us as a company and a global workforce.

This is a cause I take personally and make it an integral part of my work with Sodexo through my volunteer efforts with other organizations, especially the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF).

I serve as the chair of the board and was recently honored to join WFF President and CEO Fritzi Woods in leading a delegation of more than 30 female foodservice executives to the White House to discuss the advancement of women in the workplace. It was a real milestone for our industry and I was so honored to be able to contribute.

I am also proud that Sodexo is committed to advancing women in the workplace with a focus on creating opportunities for female executives.  In 2009, Sodexo launched its SWIFt initiative (Sodexo Women’s International Forum for talent), a team of 25 senior women leaders to encourage a better representation by identifying main obstacles to women advancement and carrying out initiatives to address them. The implementation of operational Networks dedicated to gender diversity within the Group as well as programs focused on professional development are yet another example of Sodexo’s gender-balance strategy.

"Ms. Lang is broadly recognized as a pioneering female high-tech/Internet executive who believes personal interaction is the key" to an enhanced Quality of Life.

This year, Sodexo is celebrating International Women’s Day with events around the world highlighting the achievements of women. As the global leader in Quality of Life services, we believe diversity initiatives are just part of our greater mission to enhance local area communities.

In celebration of this important day, as well as Women’s History Month here in the United States, we are proud to introduce an 8-day online showcase of insights from 12 women, who span the globe. They are Sodexo clients, employees and opinion leaders –  from Brazil, Chile, the United States, India, France, Austria, Italy who hail from across several different business lines.

These 12 women share their view on Quality of Life in their everyday environment, as well as provide their expert insight on what a better Quality of Life for everyone means.

Women like Ilene Lang, the president of Catalyst, a group dedicated to expanding the opportunity for women and business. Having broken barriers in her own career, Ms. Lang is broadly recognized as a pioneering female high-tech/Internet executive who believes personal interaction is the key.  As a successful businesswoman, Ms. Lang has brought high energy and corporate savvy to the advancement of women in every sector of the global marketplace and we celebrate that achievement.

Please enjoy the creative profiles, artwork and insight into this important worldwide cause.

Lorna Donatone is a Sodexo Chief Operating Officer and Education Market President.

Winter Storm Coming? Think Carbon Monoxide Safety!

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Joe Albright

As people in northeast brace themselves for the blizzard of 2013 or ‘Winter Storm Nemo’ as some are calling it, millions of people are making plans to stay warm in the event of related power outages.

I am reminded that Carbon Monoxide (CO) issues are more prevalent in the winter months than any other time of the year.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and its Carbon Monoxide Information Center, more than 150 people in the United States die every year from accidental non-fire related CO poisoning associated with consumer products.

These products include faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.

The use of portable generators indoors is another major contributor to CO poisoning-related deaths. This usually happens following a bad storm, when power outages occur for an extended periods of time.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels.

Sodexo manages facilities programs at school districts, college and university campuses, corporate offices, hospitals and other healthcare centers and we understand there are a few basic steps you can take to safeguard against CO-related issues.

The following include helpful and easy Q&A’s that will help ensure you and your family not only stays warm, but also remains safe this winter.

Q. What is Carbon Monoxide?

A. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas resulting from the combustion of fossil fuels (Gasoline, Heating Oil, Kerosene, and Natural Gas).  Diesel Fuel because of the combustion method does not produce carbon monoxide but does produce significant amounts of carbon dioxide, which in sufficient concentration can cause drowsiness, inattentiveness, and respiratory issues.

Q. Where is carbon monoxide found?

A. Because it is a combustion by-product, carbon monoxide can be found in the fumes of furnaces, vehicles, portable generators, stoves, lanterns, or the burning of wood or charcoal.

Q. How do I know if there are unsafe levels of carbon monoxide in my home?

A. Areas where combustion of fossil fuel occurs should have a carbon monoxide monitor.  These are either wired into an alarm system, battery operated, or plug in.  Typical areas for locating carbon monoxide monitors include garages, furnace areas, kitchens with natural gas or propane stoves and ovens, and any area where there is a heating oil or gas heater.  This includes areas where there are gas fired fireplace logs — even if they are of the ventless type.  It is also recommended that a carbon monoxide monitor be installed in the sleeping area of the home along with the smoke detector.

Q. What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

A. The most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, dizziness, weakness, vomiting, nausea, chest pain, and confusion.  People who have been consuming alcohol or are asleep may succumb to carbon monoxide poisoning before experiencing symptoms.

Q. How often should I have my furnace and other appliances checked for proper operation?

A. Furnaces, hot water heating systems, stoves, ovens and any other gas, heating oil, gasoline, or coal burning systems should be serviced by a qualified maintenance person annually.

Q. How often should I check my carbon monoxide monitor?

A. Carbon monoxide monitors, just like smoke detectors should be tested monthly and if not equipped with a long life lithium battery, should have the battery changed every time you change your clocks for daylight savings time.

Q. Is there something I should look for if the carbon monoxide monitor sounds?

A. If the carbon monoxide monitor ever sounds other than when you are testing, leave the house immediately and call 911.  Since carbon monoxide cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted, there is no way for you to determine where carbon monoxide is coming from.  Play it safe and evacuate!

Q. What should I do if I or members of my family have symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

A. Immediately see your doctor or go to the emergency room or an urgent care clinic.  Carbon monoxide prevents oxygen from being transported by your blood to the vital organs of your body including your brain.  If you feel dizzy or are experiencing confusion, do not attempt to drive yourself.  Call an ambulance or have someone call for you.

Q. What can I do to protect my family from carbon monoxide poisoning?


  • Never use a generator, charcoal grill, camping stove, or other gasoline or charcoal burning device inside your home, basement, or garage.  Passive venting, placing these devices by an open window does not eliminate the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning either.  Don’t compromise your safety.
  • Even if you have been told that you garage is completely sealed, if it is attached to the house, especially if it is under the living area, do not start or run your car in the garage.  Even if the door is open, there is no guarantee that carbon monoxide will not enter the living space.
  • Never burn anything in a fireplace or stove that is not vented to the outside.  These fireplaces are only meant to burn what they are fueled with.
  • Never heat your home with your gas stove or oven.  Not only is it a costly heating solution, it is deadly!

Joe Albright is operations vice president for Sodexo Education – Schools.

Contributing to Dr. King’s National Day of Service

Monday, January 21st, 2013

George Chavel

Today, across the country, Americans from all walks of life are celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on this National Day of Service.  

Dr. King rallied the Nation at the height of the U.S. civil rights movement to ensure full equality under the law, without regard to race, color or creed.  He did so by remaining committed to a philosophy of non-violent action and the importance of service in the cause of justice, equality, and freedom.

Washington, DC - A stone sculpture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. showing the text “Out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope” from his famed 1963 speech.

I invite all Sodexo team members to join me in reflecting on the significance of Dr. King’s contributions, and how our commitment to ensure a fully inclusive organization for all employees helps to advance Dr. King’s legacy.  Our diversity journey is far from complete, however we can all be proud of the accomplishments we have made to-date and the recognition that we have received.

In the spirit of service I ask that you join me in contributing to the Sodexo Foundation.  Through the Foundation, Sodexo supports a variety of service initiatives throughout the year including Feeding Our Future, Servathon, Backpack Food Program and the Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships.  All of these initiatives are designed to ensure that every child in the United States, especially those most at-risk, grows up with dependable access to enough nutritious food to enable them to lead a healthy, productive life.

Your contributions to the Sodexo Foundation in honor of the MLK Day of Service will help to bring us one step closer to solving the very real social problem of childhood hunger in the U.S. and achieving Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

George Chavel is president & CEO of Sodexo North America.

Workplace Trends for the New Year: We have heard all this before – or have we?

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Michael Norris

Each New Year, corporate researchers, trend spotters, and soothsayers publish a plethora of Top Tens and Trend Reports; no stone on the subject matter is left unturned. All of these pieces attempt to look into the future, dole out advice on how to do things differently for the upcoming year, and how to start anew.  The workplace is no different, yet still, I am excited about 2013 Sodexo Workplace Trends Report. This year’s report and its collective research, offers a unique perspective on the issues being evaluated at the corporate Board Room level about the “at work” environment—the ins and outs of what are essential to successful individual and organizational performance.

To boil it down, as conversations in the C-Suite continue to place more emphasis on how to maximize resources at every function and level of the organization, these trends will continue to grow in importance, relevance and application to business.  Now, more than ever, executives should be keenly aware of what is driving the health and productivity of their people. Otherwise, efforts to maximize resources are moot.

Click on the picture for a preview of the 2013 Sodexo Workplace Trends Report

The upcoming report, set for release January 28, 2013, identifies 12 key trends impacting the “new normal” of a workplace where volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are part of the daily grind. The report’s expert contributors, like principle researcher and behavioral scientist Rachel Permuth, PhD, MSPH, Sodexo; Tom Stat, Founder/Partner, Eleven Consulting Group; David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, American Psychological Association; and Jim Ware and Paul Carder of the Occupiers Journal, help us understand how continued focus on integration of workplace solutions into strategic plans, not as tactics, is imperative to the future of the success of organizations.

Key Workplace Trends for 2013 include:

  1. The Built Environment’s Crucial Role in Organization Performance
  2. Superstar Recruitment – the Power of Community
  3. Inspiring a Connection to People, Community and Brand Through CSR
  4. A Contemporary View of Inclusion and its Effect on Psychological Health
  5. 21st Century Mentoring
  6. Thriving in the Cloud
  7. Ushering in the New Era of Recognition
  8. Facilities Management: A Strategy, Not a Tactic
  9. Data Reporting OUT; Predictive Modeling IN
  10. International Design and Construction; a Shifting Paradigm
  11. The Changing Office…Literally
  12. Integration as THE Solution

Our findings clearly show that organizations are responding to a “people-and quality of life” centric approach, not just HR-driven thought leadership.  In addition, leading facilities organizations like CoreNet and IFMA (International Facilities Management Association) are finding common ground at the executive level. This preview of the reports twelve trends illustrates that “people-centric” approaches will yield positive outcomes and drive more value than past brick and mortar strategies.

Stay tuned for the release of our full 2013 Sodexo Workplace Trends Report next week on It is something you will want to share with your organization, and include in your strategic planning for the coming year. You can also join the conversation now in our Workplace Experience Group on LinkedIn and let us know how your organization is addressing these trends.

by Michael Norris, COO Sodexo North America  & Market President Corporate Services

Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Mark DeAngelis

December 7th commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor.  We remember it officially as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, “a date which will live in infamy.” This famous phrase was coined by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his Presidential Address to Congress that followed the dramatic events of that fateful day in 1941.  Until the attacks of September 11th, this was the greatest act of war ever launched against the United States on our soil, and was the catalyst that brought the U.S. into World War II.

The event is personal for me as my wife’s grandfather was in Pearl Harbor on that day. 

Ernie Franks came out of his small bungalow on base to get the newspaper.  As he bent down, he suddenly heard the drone of aircraft.  He expected to see “our guys” flying, but instead, saw Japanese Zeros appear.  A popping sound on both sides of him let him know that the enemy was firing at him!   He immediately grabbed his wife and small child (my wife’s mother) and headed for the sugar cane fields behind the base.  Many of the dependents of the military members, as well as many locals, hid there until the attack subsided.

Ernie Franks

Ernie was one of the few pilots to make it into the air that day and was able to shoot down some of the enemy attackers.  One would not know this unless you visit the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, as my wife and I did when we got married.  During the short film shown there, you get to see footage that can’t be seen elsewhere.  This is when we first learned that some of the pilots did get up that day.  This was confirmed by Ernie’s diary and flight log.

After the attack and his return to base, Ernie along with many others, got their families onto a British frigate that steamed off to San Francisco.  Ernie was able to fly in the escort of that ship.  He saw his young family one last time before returning to duty in Pearl Harbor.  He would fly missions for the next two years and not be reunited with his family until 1944.

Such great sacrifice and dedication is seen even today in our men and women who serve this great country all around the world.  They provide the blanket of security that covers us all.  Thank them for their service to our country.  Also, take the opportunity to meet, speak with with, and thank one of our great World War II veterans if you can. 

Thank you to all who serve and have served this nation!

Mark DeAngelis is a senior manager for Sodexo Supply Management and the National Co-Chair of HONOR Employee Network Group.

Sodexo Receives 100% Rating from Human Rights Campaign

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

George Chavel

I am pleased to share with you that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has given Sodexo a 100% rating on the annual 2013 HRC Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and is profiled in the new HRC Best Places to Work list. This marks the 6th consecutive year Sodexo has received a 100% rating on the prestigious CEI.

This is wonderful news and I wanted to congratulate each of you and acknowledge your efforts in advancing our diversity journey and creating an inclusive environment for all of our employees, including our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and Ally team members.

Please join me in thanking our Sodexo PRIDE Employee Network Group Executive Sponsors, Peri Bridger and Stephen Dunmore as well as the PRIDE leadership team chaired by Jeff Snook and co-chaired by Lou Fiore for all of their support in helping Sodexo achieve this awesome accomplishment.  Receiving a 100% on the HRC Corporate Equality Index validates the impact of the work PRIDE does and is a true reflection of the diversity and inclusion progress Sodexo continues to make.

Sodexo has scored a 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.

In awarding Sodexo a rating of 100%, HRC called out several actions Sodexo has taken to be a more inclusive organization including: sponsoring a LGBT network group, providing equivalent spousal and same-sex partner benefits, providing medical coverage for sex reassignment surgery, recognizing sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and actively engaging LGBT-certified vendors in our supplier diversity program.   

With more than one million members and supporters, HRC is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBT Americans nationwide.  HRC’s CEI report provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices related to LGBT employees.

Congratulations to our entire team in helping Sodexo achieve this important recognition.

George Chavel is president & CEO of Sodexo North America.

Hurricane Sandy – One Month Later

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

George Chavel

This message is to provide you with a brief update on Sodexo’s people and business impacted by Hurricane Sandy one month ago.  I am so very proud of our teams who have risen above the personal challenges Sandy has presented to them and who are going above and beyond the call of duty in living our values and commitment to the clients and the communities we serve. 

While many of the units in the impacted area have returned to normal or modified service levels, we still do have operations that remain closed, but relief and recovery efforts continue to be a challenge.

Sodexo teammates in New York delivering meals to the hardest hit areas of Staten Island.

We also know of at least 273 Sodexo team members who have experienced damage to their personal property as a result of this horrific storm. Our teams are working hard to ensure safety and provide access to personalized support and resources for our employees. It’s been a long road already, and some still have a long road ahead. Now more than ever we need your contributions to the Employee Disaster Relief Fund which was established to support our employees in times of crisis.

Our teams have risen to the challenges presented by Sandy and have demonstrated perseverance, generosity and ingenuity in relief and recovery efforts.  Here are just a few of the heartwarming stories that demonstrate the commitment of our people:

The Schools team mobilized to operate and/or support the Red Cross in several schools serving as shelters.  Read just one of many stories that show how Sodexo team members are helping in the communities we serve.

Special thanks to an incredibly special team of Sodexo volunteers.

In Metro NY, the Corporate Services Team worked with the Red Cross to provide 5,000 boxed meals to emergency stations on Staten Island. Please read Tony Mastellone’s story of a volunteer effort he will never forget.

In Health Care, one team organized a pajama party complete with a special menu to keep moral high for the overnight shift during the worst night of the storm; another prepared 700 meals a day for 4 days, using 2 five gallon steam tables.

There are so many more examples and stories highlighting the heroic efforts of our Sodexo team members. Thank you for demonstrating Sodexo’s Service Spirit, Team Spirit and Spirit of Progress.

The entire Sodexo family appreciates your work in helping the communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy and what you are doing to comfort, assist and rebuild.

George Chavel is president & CEO of Sodexo North America.