Sodexo is the community of its clients, consumers, employees and shareholders. We recognize that the best way to respond to the expectations of all of our stakeholders is through steady growth. We also believe it is important that our work is meaningful to all who contribute to it and thus we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966.

Since its foundation by Pierre Bellon in 1966, Sodexo has been improving people’s Quality of Life. For 50 years, we have developed unique expertise, backed by nearly 427,000 employees in 80 countries across the globe.

50 years of improving Quality of Life


Sodexo’ Chronicles

For the 50th anniversary of Sodexo, we are launching a series of videos tracing the evolution the company from a small start-up in Marseille to the world leader in Quality of Life Services, one of the largest French-founded international groups today. Every Monday until October, discover Sodexo’s story in a new light. Watch the video clips presenting the key moments in the company’s history from 1966 to 2016. You can also follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to get the latest story!

What do Star Trek and Sodexo have in common?


The beginning of a long-term relationship with the CEA


A new step of the French space exploration with Sodexo


The conquest of the school market


The Eiffel Tower centenary and the acquisition of The Bateaux Parisiens


Jamaica and Sodexo’s first participation in the Winter Olympic games


1989, major year for innovation


The world’s biggest food services company


Fighting worldwide hunger


The creation of Sodexho Marriott Services in the U.S.