Since Sodexo’s creation in 1966, independence has been one of its fundamental principles. Independence enables the Group to maintain its values, focus on a long-term strategy, maintain management continuity and ensure its durability.
Today, Sodexo’s independence pervades its relationships with all stakeholders, including:
- Our clients (our largest client worldwide represents less than 2% of our total revenues);
- Our suppliers (our largest supplier represents less than 3% of our overall purchasing);
- Our financing partners;
- Any external organization that would limit the company’s proper functioning.
Sodexo’s financial independence is guaranteed through a controlling family shareholding with Bellon SA (family holding) holding 37.7% of the capital and 50.9% of the voting rights.