About Us

Sodexo touches the lives of 75 million consumers in 80 countries every day. In North America alone, we serve more than 15 million consumers at 9,000 client sites. Wherever we work, our dedication to making every day a better day for individuals and organizations comes from one goal – to positively improve Quality of Life.

From “Sodexho” to “Sodexo”

In 1966, Pierre Bellon founded the company under the name “Sodexho” (for Société d’Exploitation Hôtelière”). In 2000, the name of the company changed to “Sodexho Alliance” as it had made three major acquisitions to strengthen its international network (Gardner Merchant in the United Kingdom, Partena in the Scandinavian countries and Marriott Management Services in North America). The word “Alliance” was then dropped in 2006 and, in 2008, Sodexho simplified the spelling of its name to “Sodexo”.