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.
2017 Gold Award Winner — County Fair Food Products

County Fair Food Products is a Certified Woman-Owned fresh packer of pickle products company that has been family owned and operated for 107 years. They continue to provide value, innovative products, excellent customer service and lead with their reputation of honesty and integrity.. County Fair Food Products was recognized for their annual increased sales and case growth by more than 100% and category management award.
http://countyfairpickles.com/

2017 Silver Award Winner — The Fishin' Company

The Fishin’ Company is a Certified Minority-Owned seafood company that is the largest importer of tilapia in the world and one of the largest frozen fish importers. They have been in business since 2002. They have processing sites located around the world. They offer both private labeling and branded items. Their newest brand The Rising Tide, includes both commodity and value add items. Their key principles are supplying the highest quality products, at the lowest prices possible, while providing an unmatchable level of customer service.

http://www.fishincompany.com/

2017 Bronze Award Winner — Badia Spices

Badia Spices is a Certified Minority-Owned Spice food company. They have been in business for more than 30 years. They have brought to market the best ingredients from all corners the world. They set themselves apart by providing products rich in flavor, aroma and color, taste and value.

http://www.badiaspices.com/

2017 Gold Award Winner — County Fair Food Products

County Fair Food Products is a Certified Woman-Owned fresh packer of pickle products company that has been family owned and operated for 107 years. They continue to provide value, innovative products, excellent customer service and lead with their reputation of honesty and integrity.. County Fair Food Products was recognized for their annual increased sales and case growth by more than 100% and category management award.
http://countyfairpickles.com/

2017 Silver Award Winner — The Fishin' Company

The Fishin’ Company is a Certified Minority-Owned seafood company that is the largest importer of tilapia in the world and one of the largest frozen fish importers. They have been in business since 2002. They have processing sites located around the world. They offer both private labeling and branded items. Their newest brand The Rising Tide, includes both commodity and value add items. Their key principles are supplying the highest quality products, at the lowest prices possible, while providing an unmatchable level of customer service.

http://www.fishincompany.com/

2017 Bronze Award Winner — Badia Spices

Badia Spices is a Certified Minority-Owned Spice food company. They have been in business for more than 30 years. They have brought to market the best ingredients from all corners the world. They set themselves apart by providing products rich in flavor, aroma and color, taste and value.

http://www.badiaspices.com/

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