We share a vision of a workplace rooted in diversity, and recognize that diversity benefits us all. We actively seek to bring diverse businesses into our network of suppliers, including minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, disabled-owned or LGBT-owned companies. We currently partner with 1,700 diverse suppliers.
“Sodexo is committed to providing diverse companies with opportunities to grow and develop, and we actively seek to bring these vendors into our network of suppliers. Expanding our supplier base is good for the vendors, good for local economies and good for our customers. Products and services from a diverse supplier base provide us with the finest products for our menus, high quality goods and great service, making our offerings to our customers stronger and more competitive. In turn, our vendors benefit from wider exposure and our best practices – a win-win for both companies.”
-- George Chavel, President; CEO, Sodexo North America
To build diverse growth and development in our community, we have a full-time Supplier Diversity staff that focuses solely on pursuing these opportunities. Every year, we increase our spend with exceptional, diverse business enterprises to provide high quality products and services at competitive prices.
Slade Gorton, Sodexo’s Diverse Vendor of the Year 2013 – Slade Gorton, a women-owned business, is Sodexo’s national contracted vendor for frozen seafood. Product is available through our Prime Distribution network.
Equipment for foodservice, facilities and environmental services
Equipment repair (electrical, HVAC, kitchen, plumbing and mechanical)
Local services (linen, hood and duct cleaning, florists, carpet cleaning, window washing, etc.)
Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) supplies
Paper for food, janitorial and smallwares
Temporary labor (foodservice, housekeeping)
Learn more about pursuing business opportunities with Sodexo.
Thank you for your interest in Sodexo’s Supplier Diversity. If you are a diverse vendor, please register in our supplier diversity registration portal at http://sodexo.ivsportal.net. If you have issues with the website please contact IVS Solutions by phone (240) 487-0295 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. All suppliers must complete their profile, as well as attach the following documents:
Upon completing this process, your information will electronically be forwarded to the appropriate supply manager for review. It is required that Supply Management review this database for potential qualified diverse vendors to include in all RFP/RFI opportunities.
If you have any questions, contact Supplierdiversity.NorAm@sodexo.com.
A business owned by a non-minority woman
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) regional councils
Women's Business Enterprises National Council (WBENC) regional councils
U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
City or county certification
Satisfactorily pass the required food safety inspection/audit
Provide up to $5 million of insurance naming Sodexo as a certificate holder over the term of our agreement
Sign an Indemnification Statement
Provide Sodexo with a competitive pricing program
Provide a product or service of consistently high quality that meets our specifications
Support our operating units and our distributors (if applicable) with superior service
Work as our partner to grow business to mutually benefit both companies