Towards a more human economy

©Stéphane Lavoué

As the world continues to undergo a process of profound transformation, the time has come for us to rethink our traditional growth models. The challenge for both society and the business community is one and the same: can we identify new resources to foster growth that is more harmonious and more focused on the needs of human beings? As chief executive officer of Sodexo, I have every reason to believe we can. For the past 50 years our group has grown by placing people at the very core of our business model, of our organisation, and of the relationships we have with the community. 

Sodexo was born with the conviction that economic progress and human progress converge when people’s quality of life is key for companies and society. 

Improving quality of life is our business and our core mission. Today Sodexo provides more than 100 different quality-of-life services, employs more than 420,000 people, and serves 75 million customers in 80 countries. We work in office buildings, hospitals and schools, universities and penitentiaries, at remote sites and with individuals in their homes.

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©OECD Yearbook 2015

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2015 OECD Yearbook

2015 OECD Forum

 




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