Sodexo fully mobilized on the global campaign against COVID-19 alongside clients, consumers, suppliers and employees

Paris, April 2, 2020 a?? Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life, reaffirms its whole-hearted commitment to its clients, consumers, suppliers and employees in the 67 countries in which the company operates, to combat the health, economic and social fallout from COVID-19.From the very first signs of the December 2019 COVID-19 outbreak in China, Sodexo began mobilizing its resources to ensure its consumers stay safe and healthy and that its business continues to operate for its clients:

Sodexo is on the front line with healthcare professionals and patients everywhere.

The 95,000 Sodexo employees working in hospitals, senior residences and in areas of public administration under strain, are fully mobilized and have been supported by additional team members from sites with lower activity.

In China, with strongly reinforced health measures, Sodexo staff were on the front line to support healthcare professionals and patients in the hospitals of Wuhan.

In France, 40 CrA?che Attitude nurseries have welcomed children of healthcare professionals and we have maintained the catering operations for schools that have remained open.

Sodexo has ensured continuity of its operations according to local situations.

In the United States despite many schools and universities closing, our teams continue to provide students with access to food by distributing 300,000 meals a day.

Everywhere, the health and safety of employees and consumers is Sodexoa??s top priority. We have introduced enhanced measures in addition to social-distancing guidelines that all staff adhere to, including:

Modification of the service offered in our restaurants linked to the requirements of social distancing;

Creation of specific shortened menus to take into account the exceptional organization of the sites;

Reinforcement of Food Health and Safety measures in kitchens and small communities by, for example, supplying staff in elderly care homes with disposable gowns that are changed every day, and cleaning or disinfecting all human contact points every four hours in all workplaces in France.

Mindful of the difficulties encountered by its suppliers, Sodexo has also adopted support measures:

Taking into account the needs and constraints of suppliers as close as possible to the field: payment deadlines, logistics chain support, adaptation of our orders (volumes, consumption dates, etc.);

Implementation of agile financing solutions, in particular for SMEs and local suppliers;

Early redemption of vouchers to support restaurants affiliated in France.

In addition, Sodexo is demonstrating its unanimity in the current crisis:
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