Supplier Diversity

Diversity plays an important role in every aspect of our business, all the way to our suppliers.

Our Program

Sysco’s Supplier Diversity program is a well-established and mature example of supplier partnerships in practice and we find that our spending with diverse suppliers is trending in relation to the growth rate of the minority population. Minority consumers are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population and significantly influence how businesses connect with increasingly diverse customers. This change in U.S. demographics is similarly impacting our customers, their patrons and menu offerings, and as a result of these changes, we are developing plans to continue to evolve our supplier diversity program to meet the changing needs of the marketplace and our customers.

Our Commitment

We partner with more than 500 minority- and women-owned suppliers who help us meet the demands of our customers, support our efforts to increase the variety of products we offer, and provide access to new and specialty products.

Sysco is a local member of the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC), a nonprofit organization that connects minority-owned businesses with major corporations committed to increasing their procurement from diverse suppliers. HMSDC programs also strengthen the capabilities of minority-owned businesses through scholarships and mentoring.

In FY2016, we spent $1.1 billion with minority- and women-owned suppliers, compared to $1 billion in FY2015.

Our Commitment

We partner with more than 500 minority- and women-owned suppliers who help us meet the demands of our customers, support our efforts to increase the variety of products we offer, and provide access to new and specialty products.

Sysco is a local member of the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC), a nonprofit organization that connects minority-owned businesses with major corporations committed to increasing their procurement from diverse suppliers. HMSDC programs also strengthen the capabilities of minority-owned businesses through scholarships and mentoring.

In FY2016, we spent $1.1 billion with minority- and women-owned suppliers, compared to $1 billion in FY2015.

How to Become a Diverse Supplier for Sysco

Register to become a Sysco MWBE Supplier:
Our Supplier Diversity program is designed to ensure opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Business Entrepreneurs (MWBE) to effectively compete and participate in Sysco’s procurement process. We are also committed to making it simple and easy for you to do business with the Sysco system. To help you do that, we have established a standardized registration process and supplier database for all participating entities throughout the Sysco system.

About Sysco’s Registration Process:
Sysco is committed to supplier diversity and offers a diverse supplier database through a partnership with IVS Solutions (a minority business enterprise). To register your business as a New Sysco minority supplier or Update an existing profile click here: http://sysco.ivsportal.net

* Registering your company does not guarantee any contracts, bid opportunities, RFPs nor does it qualify you as a Sysco supplier.  It simply lets us know you are interested in partnering with Sysco and provides us with up-to-date information about your company.

Supplier Expectations:

  • We prefer suppliers be certified through one of our preferred third-party certification agencies, 51% U.S. owned and operated by a woman or minority group


  • Suppliers must have a clear understanding of their product and/or service and how it relates to our business goals and objectives


  • Suppliers must provide certification and liability insurance


  • Suppliers are required to update and maintain certification records periodically

Certifications:

  • NMSDC
    If the prospective supplier is minority-owned, it is recommended that the business becomes certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

  • WBENC
    
If the business is woman-owned, Sysco recommends certification with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council or one of its regional affiliates.


If you have any questions concerning registration information, please contact the Sysco Supplier Diversity Team at: diversity.supplier@corp.sysco.com. If you have any technical concerns while registering in the portal, please contact: sysco@ivssolutions.net

How to Become a Diverse Supplier for Sysco

Register to become a Sysco MWBE Supplier:
Our Supplier Diversity program is designed to ensure opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Business Entrepreneurs (MWBE) to effectively compete and participate in Sysco’s procurement process. We are also committed to making it simple and easy for you to do business with the Sysco system. To help you do that, we have established a standardized registration process and supplier database for all participating entities throughout the Sysco system.

About Sysco’s Registration Process:
Sysco is committed to supplier diversity and offers a diverse supplier database through a partnership with IVS Solutions (a minority business enterprise). To register your business as a New Sysco minority supplier or Update an existing profile click here: http://sysco.ivsportal.net

* Registering your company does not guarantee any contracts, bid opportunities, RFPs nor does it qualify you as a Sysco supplier.  It simply lets us know you are interested in partnering with Sysco and provides us with up-to-date information about your company.

Supplier Expectations:

  • We prefer suppliers be certified through one of our preferred third-party certification agencies, 51% U.S. owned and operated by a woman or minority group


  • Suppliers must have a clear understanding of their product and/or service and how it relates to our business goals and objectives


  • Suppliers must provide certification and liability insurance


  • Suppliers are required to update and maintain certification records periodically

Certifications:

  • NMSDC
    If the prospective supplier is minority-owned, it is recommended that the business becomes certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

  • WBENC
    
If the business is woman-owned, Sysco recommends certification with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council or one of its regional affiliates.


If you have any questions concerning registration information, please contact the Sysco Supplier Diversity Team at: diversity.supplier@corp.sysco.com. If you have any technical concerns while registering in the portal, please contact: sysco@ivssolutions.net

Supplier Diversity Highlights

To show our appreciation for the outstanding contributions of our diverse suppliers, Sysco presents the Heritage Supplier Diversity Award to three minority or woman-owned supplier partners each year.
2019 Gold Heritage Award Winner—Sweet Street

Still owned by Sandy Solmon and headquartered in Reading Pennsylvania, the company’s mission statement continues resonate with restaurants, in over 60 countries, on every continent. “The Power of Good Food Shared™ inspires all of us at Sweet Street to innovate and create the finest, indulgent foods served globally. We nurture the idea that our offerings are universally enjoyed by families and friends, making us part of life’s celebrations and memories.”

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2019 Silver Heritage Award Winner — The Fishin’ Company

Operating on four distinct core values: to build partnerships, to drive change, to find the good, and to own it, helps the Fishin’ Company, a certified minority owned company, ensure that every day they do what is best for each other, their company, and most importantly, their customers. The Fishin’ Company believes they are the best version of their company when they follow these core values.

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2019 Bronze Heritage Award Winner — Yang’s 5th Taste

With the mission of Yang’s 5th Taste to bring authentic versions of popular Asian recipes to commercial and non-commercial settings, all of Yang’s delicious entrees have been created for broad appeal while staying true to the traditions of Asian cooking. Yang’s 5th Taste is an all-American, certified minority owned company located in Southern California serving casual restaurants, schools, and colleges & universities.

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2019 Gold Heritage Award Winner—Sweet Street

Still owned by Sandy Solmon and headquartered in Reading Pennsylvania, the company’s mission statement continues resonate with restaurants, in over 60 countries, on every continent. “The Power of Good Food Shared™ inspires all of us at Sweet Street to innovate and create the finest, indulgent foods served globally. We nurture the idea that our offerings are universally enjoyed by families and friends, making us part of life’s celebrations and memories.”

Learn More
2019 Silver Heritage Award Winner — The Fishin’ Company

Operating on four distinct core values: to build partnerships, to drive change, to find the good, and to own it, helps the Fishin’ Company, a certified minority owned company, ensure that every day they do what is best for each other, their company, and most importantly, their customers. The Fishin’ Company believes they are the best version of their company when they follow these core values.

Learn More
2019 Bronze Heritage Award Winner — Yang’s 5th Taste

With the mission of Yang’s 5th Taste to bring authentic versions of popular Asian recipes to commercial and non-commercial settings, all of Yang’s delicious entrees have been created for broad appeal while staying true to the traditions of Asian cooking. Yang’s 5th Taste is an all-American, certified minority owned company located in Southern California serving casual restaurants, schools, and colleges & universities.

Learn More

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