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Sodexo and the OECD join forces to further understand Quality of Life worldwide

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Sodexo and the OECD join forces to further understand Quality of Life worldwide

May 27, 2013

Sodexo, the global leader in Quality of Life services, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced today that they have agreed to an ambitious three-year partnership aimed at promoting Quality of Life as a factor in the development and progress of society.

Better Life Index (Homepage block)Under the terms of the agreement, the first of its kind for both Sodexo and the OECD, the two organizations will exchange information related to Quality of Life with civil society actors (private sector, NGO, academics, etc.) and the public sector. Through its ongoing work with governments, business and labor, the OECD has acquired a macro-economic vision on quality of life which it has translated into a unique international indicator: the Better Life Index. Sodexo, thanks to its 420,000-strong workforce and the 75 million people served by the company daily, has a highly granular, micro-economic perception of the issue. Their partnership will enable the two groups to exchange on these complementary perspectives.

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said: “This partnership is founded on our shared interest in well-being and quality of life. Sodexo’s support is most valuable in this endeavour.”

Sodexo Chief Executive Officer Michel Landel said: “At Sodexo, it is our deeply held belief that improving Quality of Life is the cornerstone of future growth. We are therefore very pleased to work with the OECD, which has done so much to emphasize the importance of a “Better Life” as a key component of societal progress.”

Sodexo Chief Executive Officer Michel Landel said: “At Sodexo, it is our deeply held belief that improving Quality of Life is the cornerstone of future growth. We are therefore very pleased to work with the OECD, which has done so much to emphasize the importance of a “Better Life” as a key component of societal progress.” Plus, in his message to Sodexo people, he also expressed that “this partnership is based on the shared conviction that improving people’s Quality of Life is essential to ensure future growth for organizations and businesses. Because our services improve people’s wellbeing and the performance of organizations, Sodexo is a key player contributing to progress in society, as recognized by the OECD via this partnership.”

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