Sysco Corporate Social Responsibility

Delivering a Better Tomorrow

Sysco launches our 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Learn how we are working to care for people, supply products responsibly, and protect the planet now and for years to come.

Sysco’s 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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People

We will care for people by giving back, doing good and changing lives in our communities; creating a diverse and inclusive work environment; and empowering associates, customers and the next generation to make healthy choices about lifestyles and diet.

Products

We will supply products responsibly by improving animal welfare in the foodservice industry; minimizing negative environmental, social or ethical impacts when sourcing products; and ensuring that human rights are respected in our operations, as well as the global supply chain.

Planet

We will protect the planet by advancing sustainable agriculture practices, reducing our carbon footprint and diverting waste from landfill, in order to protect and preserve the environment for future generations.

Our Stories

Feed Millions

Almost 40 million Americans, including more than 12 million children, are impacted by food insecurity. Food is more than our business — it’s our biggest opportunity to make a difference in the communities​ we call home. That’s why we launched Nourishing Neighbors — a North American initiative committing a portion of proceeds from local sales of Sysco Brand products to nonprofit programs that fight hunger. It’s a big part of how we’ll reach our goal: to donate 200 million meals and $50 million to local communities by 2025.

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Feed Millions

Almost 40 million Americans, including more than 12 million children, are impacted by food insecurity. Food is more than our business — it’s our biggest opportunity to make a difference in the communities​ we call home. That’s why we launched Nourishing Neighbors — a North American initiative committing a portion of proceeds from local sales of Sysco Brand products to nonprofit programs that fight hunger. It’s a big part of how we’ll reach our goal: to donate 200 million meals and $50 million to local communities by 2025.

plate of vegan food

Cultivate Wellness

Today more consumers are seeking vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, and plant-based protein products. We continue to make progress toward expanding our portfolio, including organic choices and options for emerging dietary and lifestyle preferences while working closely with our suppliers and growers to identify sustainable agricultural practices and reduce food waste.

Juice the Fleet

We’re committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our fleet — and electrification is at the core of the strategy. We’ve set a 2025 public goal to have 20 percent of our tractor fleet comprised of alternative fuel vehicles, and electric vehicles will play a big part in achieving that objective. Today we’re collaborating with manufacturers to develop new models that can meet the specialized requirements of food delivery, while significantly reducing our impact on the planet.​

electric car charging station

Juice the Fleet

We’re committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our fleet — and electrification is at the core of the strategy. We’ve set a 2025 public goal to have 20 percent of our tractor fleet comprised of alternative fuel vehicles, and electric vehicles will play a big part in achieving that objective. Today we’re collaborating with manufacturers to develop new models that can meet the specialized requirements of food delivery, while significantly reducing our impact on the planet.​

woman holding radishes

Include Everyone

Creating an inclusive culture is vital to building a stronger Sysco — one that’s more competitive, more innovative, and more in touch with our customers. That’s why we’re committed to boosting total U.S. associate ethnic and gender diversity by recruiting and training diverse team members for roles where they are currently underrepresented. We’re also working to increase spending with minority and women-owned suppliers 25 percent by 2025.​

Source Smarter

Whether it’s fresh produce, seafood, ground beef, or packaged products, we strive every day to ensure that every food item we source is sourced well. Respecting workers’ safety and human rights is a key goal for us. And in Fiscal Year 2019, we continued to make progress with expanding our social audit program as well as kicking off new collaborations to address human rights and fair labor practices in Asia, including a partnership with the WWF to conserve the health of marine life and our continued work with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.​

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Source Smarter

Whether it’s fresh produce, seafood, ground beef, or packaged products, we strive every day to ensure that every food item we source is sourced well. Respecting workers’ safety and human rights is a key goal for us. And in Fiscal Year 2019, we continued to make progress with expanding our social audit program as well as kicking off new collaborations to address human rights and fair labor practices in Asia, including a partnership with the WWF to conserve the health of marine life and our continued work with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.​

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