Sodexo Successfully Balances D&I with Human Resources

The partnership between D&I and HR can be contentious unless there is a willingness to collaborate. Sodexo found common ground and moved forward to become the benchmark multinational.
-By Peter Scott

Sodexo, founded in France in 1966, has become a worldwide leader in delivering services to organizations interested in improving the quality of life for their employees. The company offers a range of services to improve employee health and well-being, benefits and rewards services, and personal and home services. Now operating in 80 countries, the company’s success is completely dependent on almost 419,000 employees interacting with over 75 million customers each day.

One of the challenges it has met is embedding diversity and inclusion (D&I) principles into Human Resources practices. A people-oriented company, Sodexo relies on top executive Rohini Anand, senior vice president and global chief diversity officer, to develop and implement a holistic D&I...

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