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Sodexo Offers Integrated Solution for Managing Sustainability and Wellness at Client Sites with SMART

January 30, 2012

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — More than 90 of the nation’s schools, college campuses, health care facilities and corporations are taking a new approach to measuring and improving sustainability and wellness efforts, thanks to the Sustainability Management and Reporting Tool (SMART) officially launched this month by Sodexo, Inc., the leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions.

Piloted at 22 locations across the U.S. in 2011, SMART is Sodexo’s proprietary solution for driving sustainability performance at client sites. SMART is a comprehensive, yet easy to use dashboard that helps managers establish baseline sustainability performance, prioritize initiatives, and track continuous improvement in four key best practice areas – carbon and energy, water, waste, and healthy/sustainable food and environments

“With its intuitive dashboard design and ability to positively influence the triple bottom line, SMART has been extremely well received by clients across all of our market segments,” said Georgeann Georges, project manager, Sodexo. “Requests to implement SMART at new sites have been robust and we plan to roll it out to 1000 clients sites by October 2012.”

SMART was developed in part to help Sodexo fulfill its commitments to the environment, local communities and health and wellness as identified in its Better Tomorrow Plan, the company’s global roadmap to sustainability. Another key driver for creating SMART was the opportunity it provides to leverage Sodexo’s scale and size by engaging teams at its 6,000 client sites in North America.

Using SMART enables clients to analyze up to 150 separate actions that can improve measurable performance in each respective area. In addition, SMART allows clients to:

  • Estimate energy use and the associated climate impact
  • Review progress and trend data in either a summary dashboard or in a detailed layout
  • View customized and specific recommendations for making immediate improvements
  • Generate customized sustainability reports for internal and external presentation

Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District in Sonoma County California piloted SMART at Lawrence E. Jones Middle School in August 2011. The sustainability assessment showed that the school was doing extremely well in areas like sustainable and healthy eating practices including local food sourcing. However, SMART also uncovered significant areas for improvement, including energy efficiency and waste management.

“One of the most exciting aspects of SMART is the engagement opportunity it provides with our clients and their customers,” adds Georges. “It’s a unique opportunity to demonstrate our solutions expertise in areas beyond those for which we are typically known.”

Read more about Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Plan and its commitments to the environment, health and wellness and support for local communities. You can also view the FY 2010 performance-based sustainability report for Sodexo at bettertomorrow.sodexoUSA.com.

About Sodexo

Sodexo in North America
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as a partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 413,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of Life Services. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.

    Key Figures (as of August 31, 2011)

             Sodexo in the World            Sodexo in North America
              16 billion euro consolidated
              revenue                       8.0 billion dollarsrevenue
             413,000 employees              125,000 employees
             22nd largestemployer worldwide 6,000 sites
             33,400 sites                   700 facilities management sites
             80 countries                    10 million consumers served
              50 million consumers served

SOURCE Sodexo, Inc.

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