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2016-01-29

Sodexo : Sodexo Elevates Corporate Responsibility Leadership, Earning Awards in All Three Categories in RobecoSAM's "Sustainability Yearbook 2016"

Issy-les-Moulineaux,
January 29, 2016
. Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, has elevated its position
as one of the most sustainable companies in the world by earning awards in
all three of the categories in RobecoSAM's annual "Sustainability Yearbook
2016" as the Industry Leader, Industry Mover, Gold Class distinction. For the
ninth consecutive year, Sodexo has been ranked as the best-performing company
for economic, social and environmental performance in the Restaurant&Leisure
Facilities sector.

In 2015, the company received the Industry Leader and Gold Class awards. New
this year is the RobecoSAM Industry Mover, which is presented to the company
that has achieved the largest proportional improvement in its sustainability
performance compared to the previous year.

"We are incredibly proud to have received top ratings in all three categories
this year in RobecoSAM's prestigious ranking,"
said Michel Landel, Sodexo CEO
."The Industry Mover award is a humbling and motivating validation that we are
defining what it really means to be sustainable and socially responsible in
today's global market."

Sodexo earned the highest overall score in its peer group, 80 percent
(compared to a sector average of 43).

This level of recognition for outstanding achievement within the sector can be
attributed to ongoing efforts by the company tosource sustainable seafoodin
all 80 countries where it operates, as well as reduce its carbon emissions
by34 percentby 2020, with a particular focus on its supply chain and
supporting its clients' own carbon reduction efforts. Sodexo has been working
with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to develop and deploy scalable best practices
that reduce environmental impacts from its more than 32,000 client sites,
including a program that cuts food waste and technologies that reduce energy
use between 12 and 45 percent. Sodexo's ongoing major commitments in terms of
Diversity and Inclusion also contributed to this recognition.

"We are committed to engaging our suppliers, clients and customers in all
cities, regions and countries where we operate to conduct business with the
highest ethical, social and environmental practices, and to constantly strive
to identify new sustainable solutions,"
said Neil Barrett, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Sodexo
.

"Leveraging its own experience in sustainability management, Sodexo continues
to serve as a valued partner to its clients in helping them achieve their own
sustainability goals,"
said Manjit Jus, Head of Sustainability Application&Operations, RobecoSAM.
"From an investor's perspective, this type of strategic positioning is
absolutely key in differentiating the company from its competitors, both now
and in the future."

Methodology

The yearbook is published byRobecoSAM, a leading asset management company
focusing on sustainability investing. This year more than 3,000 companies
were considered for inclusion in the yearbook, using up to 120 financial,
environmental, social and economic indicators to evaluate companies in 59
industries. As many as 864 companies from 42 different countries participated
in this year's assessment. The RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook is regarded
as the world's most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability
performance, in part due to continually raising the bar for inclusion.

ViewRobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbookfor more information.

More about Sodexo and Corporate Responsibility

Sodexo has consistently been a leader, topping the Dow Jones Sustainability
Indexes for 10 consecutive years, ranking #1 on the 2013 Top 50 Companies
for Diversity list and named one of Fortune Magazine's 'Most Admired'
companies in the Diversified Outsourcing Services sector.

Sodexo is credited for its transparency and reporting. The company shares
information on its sustainability performance, including the Global Reporting
Initiative (GRI) guidelines, and its external auditors report.

More information on Corporate Responsibility.

About Sodexo

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
nearly 50 years of experience: from food services, reception, safety,
maintenance and cleaning, to 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 and financial model and
its ability to continuously develop and to engage the commitment of its
420,000 employees throughout the world.

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| Key figures |
|(As of August 31, 2015) |
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|19.8 billion |
|euro in consolidated revenues |
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|420,000 |
|employees |
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|19th |
|largest employer worldwide |
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|80 |
|countries |
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|32,000 |
|sites |
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|75 million |
|consumers served daily |
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|14 billion |
|euro in market capitalization (as of January 12, 2016) |
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Contacts

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| Press Analysts and Investors |
| Laura SCHALK Virginia JEANSON |
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|Tel.&Fax: +33 1 57 75 85 69 Tel.&Fax : + 33 1 57 75 80 56 |
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|Laura.schalk@sodexo.com virginia.jeanson@sodexo.com |
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PR Sodexo Sustainability Yearbook 2016 ENG
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