In an effort to make a difference in sustainability and diversity, equity, and inclusion, Sysco Corporation is doubling down on its commitment in these areas. The foodservice distributor is achieving this objective through its recent 2022 Sustainability Report and its first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Report launch.
“Sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy, called the Recipe For Growth, to ensure we are growing responsibly and purposefully,” said Neil Russell, Sysco’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer. “We are proud of the actions we are taking today to build a more sustainable future for Sysco and for our industry.”
Highlights from the distributor’s 2022 Sustainability Report include:
On top of its dedication to sustainable practices, noted the release, Sysco has also reaffirmed its commitment to DEI across its company and showcased its goals in its first-ever DEI Report. As part of its efforts, Sysco revealed it had achieved 62 percent ethnic and gender diversity in its U.S. workforce and increased spending with certified diverse suppliers by almost 8 percent.
“The new DEI Report takes a deeper look into our strategic approach to DEI and commitment to caring for people,” said Adrienne Trimble, Vice President and Chief Diversity and Culture Officer. “Since accelerating our DEI efforts in early 2020, we’ve developed a three-year roadmap to guide our DEI journey as we embed our strategic priorities throughout the business and achieve our DEI goals.”
Additionally, the company has established a cross-functional task force to develop new workforce representation goals due to the recent achievement of the current 2025 workforce goal.
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