We’re really just one person serving another, but we happen to do it over eight million times a day. And just like the customers and communities we serve, not one of us is the same.


While we each have our own stories and our own strengths, we do share a single, common goal: to always be at our best. Whether we’re providing career training or offering advancement opportunities, we empower our associates to pursue careers that ignite their passions and encourage them to create their own stories. Because at Compass Group, your passions are our passions, your story is our story, and we are at our best when you are at yours.

Diverse thoughts.. inclusive culture


Diversity & inclusion is at the core of what Compass Group USA is about. We believe a diverse and inclusive environment supports innovation and collaboration, and benefits our associates, clients, and customers.

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion allows us to:

  • Deliver positive business results
  • Build a highly skilled workforce that reflects our diverse client and customer base
  • Provide innovative products and services to our customers and clients
  • Seek new business opportunities while we retain our client base
  • Give back to the communities we touch and serve

House of Inclusion

To communicate our commitment and approach to diversity & inclusion, we’ve developed a strategy and visual guide called the House of Inclusion. The House has three essential structures:

  • FOUNDATION – Awareness and knowledge through education and training
  • PILLARS – Focus on engagement and full participation with Associate Resource Groups
  • ROOF – Measurement and metrics



We never stop learning.

We encourage our associates to learn and grow and invest heavily in training each year. Whether for a new associate or a senior level manager, we offer learning and development opportunities to help out people succeed in their current position or advance to the next one.

Our learning & development and talent management teams are always available to help associates manage their careers and develop strategies to set and reach individual goals.

  • Appreciating Differences™, an online training course that shows how diversity & inclusion impacts business success and helps develop skills that keep associates engaged.
  • Managing Inclusion™, a four-hour instructor-led course that brings inclusion to life in the workplace and helps improve management and communication styles.
  • Inclusive Recruitment, a reality-based training program specifically designed to give recruiters and hiring managers inclusive strategies and tactics to build diverse pipelines.

In 2015, 245,500 training courses were completed via a traditional, online or e-learning class.


Compass Group associates practice diversity and inclusion by creating an environment of respect and connection to each other, clients, customers and community.

Five Jewel Award

One important component of our Be-A-Star program is the Five Jewel Award for Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion. Outstanding teams and units are recognized as sector leaders who achieve better business results through their passion for diversity and inclusion.

Requirements for eligibility:

  • Participate in Be-A-Star
  • Complete Diversity & Inclusion Achievement Star

2016 Five Jewel Award Winners


Overall North American Winner

Business & Industry – Procter & Gamble

Sector Winners

Bon Appétit – Washington University
Business & Industry – Procter & Gamble
Canada – The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
Canteen – Canteen Corporate & Canteen Franchise
Chartwells HE – Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Chartwells K12 – Duval County Public Schools
Corporate/Foodbuy – Toastmasters: Compass Speaks Out
Crothall – Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh-UPMC
Flik Lifestyles – St. Joseph’s Provincial House
Levy Restaurants – Westside Works
Morrison Community Living – Westminster Village
Morrison Healthcare – Mount Sinai West
TouchPoint – University Medical Center at Brackenridge


What does success look like? We believe it is reflected in the faces of our more than 200,000 associates.

We’re proud to share with you Compass Group USA’s Diversity & Inclusion Report.

Explore and discover by clicking on the cover below.


At Compass Group, we believe that associate resource groups create a sense of community, inspire professional development and strengthen our inclusive culture.

Led by associates, associate resource groups are powerful tools that support the recruitment, development and retention of diverse, talented individuals. Members expand their professional skills, sharpen their business acumen and practice leadership abilities. They connect with others from across the organization and gain greater visibility. And ARGs provide associates with the opportunity to learn about our other business sectors.

If you are interested in obtaining more information, please contact kristina.mccarter@compass-usa.com.

Action Councils


With over 150 members, our seven Diversity & Inclusion Action Councils (DIACs) serve as liaisons and advisors to our sectors and senior leadership on diversity & inclusion strategy. DIAC members serve as change agents and their efforts are vital in helping us sustain our competitive edge.


  • Business and Industry Diversity & Inclusion Action Council
  • Canteen Diversity & Inclusion Action Council
  • Chartwells Diversity & Inclusion Action Council
  • Corporate and Foodbuy Diversity & Inclusion Action Council
  • Compass One Healthcare (Support Services & Morrison Healthcare)
  • Diversity & Inclusion Action Council
  • Levy Diversity & Inclusion Action Council
  • TouchPoint, Morrison Community Living and Bateman Diversity & Inclusion Action Council

Leadership Legacy Network



Leadership Legacy Network (LLN) is a pillar of our diversity & inclusion strategy, focused on engaging and developing associates from all sectors. The LLN promotes professional development opportunities for our members by hosting chapter meetings focused on enhancing leadership skills.

Chapters include:

  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte
  • Chesapeake
  • Chicago
  • Greater Midwest
  • Metro East
  • New England
  • Northern California
  • Southern California


Join us

Interested in more information on LLN and how to become a member?
Please contact us: LeadershipFirst@compass-usa.com

Veteran's Associate Resource Group



In 2013, Compass Group USA launched the Veterans Associate Resource Group (VARG). This dedicated unit of associates shares the goal of promoting veteran recruitment, providing growth opportunities, honoring military service and elevating our success through the use of their unique skill sets and cultural insights. We are proud to provide meaningful employment opportunities that empower these brave men and women to thrive and advance in this next phase of their careers.


To support Compass Group veterans through our commitment to their employment and development, while delivering great business results.


A dedicated unit of associates coming together to honor military service and elevate the success of Compass Group through the use of military veterans' unique skill sets and cultural insight.

Join Us

Interested in more information on VARG and how to become a member? Contact us: compassVets@compass-usa.com


Hiring Our Heroes

We believe veterans possess the skill, experience and team focus to help us grow our organization today and in the years to come. Canteen has committed to hiring 500 veterans and military spouses within the next five years in collaboration with Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative that provides insight into effective recruiting and onboarding strategies as well as opportunities to connect with transitioning service members.