Sodexo has been named the top-rated company in its sector (restaurants and leisure facilities) on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the 12th consecutive year.
The services firm was also named consumer services industry group leader for the third year in a row and ninth year in total.
The world-wide index is based on an analysis of companies' economic, environmental and social performance, including areas such as corporate governance, climate strategy, supply chain standards and labour practices.
David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee, S&P Dow Jones Indices, said: "With 2016 likely to be the hottest year on record, investors are again reminded that companies' environmental and sustainability efforts are crucial to their financial outcomes.
"The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are comprehensive benchmarks of companies that meet RobecoSAM's sustainability standards and give investors tools to develop global allocations that reflect sustainability factors."
The report about Sodexo specifically said: "Sodexo is particularly strong in stakeholder engagement, with well-designed policies, clear ownership and accountability, processes for implementation, and close monitoring of stakeholder dialogues.
The company has improved its environmental performance - its environmental policies and publicly reporting on environmental issues have improved since 2014."
It added: "The company has exceeded its goal of reaching 25% women in the senior leadership by 2015, with 31% of leadership positions made up of women. Sodexo continues to leverage its sustainability leadership and xperience at its customers' sites around the world, playing an important role in supporting and executing their clients' own sustainability strategies."
Sodexo has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and DJSI Europe (formerly STOXX) since 2005.
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