Our Sustainability Approach

We are committed to caring for people, sourcing products responsibly and respecting the planet

Sustainability Report - 2022

Sustainability is an integral part of our Recipe for Growth business strategy. We know that to achieve our business goals we must also achieve our sustainability goals. As the global leader in foodservice, we are committed to growing responsibly and purposefully while leading our industry to more sustainable future. Our latest report shares updates on the actions we are taking today to secure a sustainable future for all. 

Check out our progress in Sysco's 2022 Sustainability Report.

Learn more about our 2025 Goals.

Sustainability Report - 2022

Sustainability is an integral part of our Recipe for Growth business strategy. We know that to achieve our business goals we must also achieve our sustainability goals. As the global leader in foodservice, we are committed to growing responsibly and purposefully while leading our industry to more sustainable future. Our latest report shares updates on the actions we are taking today to secure a sustainable future for all. 

Check out our progress in Sysco's 2022 Sustainability Report.

Learn more about our 2025 Goals.

2022 Highlights

Sysco's latest Sustainability Report highlights the meaningful and measurable actions we are taking to make a positive impact in the areas of People, Products and Planet.

Electric Vehicles

To help reach our climate goal, we set a target to electrify 35% of our U.S. fleet by 2030.

Earlier this year, we announced our intent to purchase nearly 800 electric Freightliner eCascadia tractors, and in November we received our first EV in the U.S.

Electric Vehicles

To help reach our climate goal, we set a target to electrify 35% of our U.S. fleet by 2030.

Earlier this year, we announced our intent to purchase nearly 800 electric Freightliner eCascadia tractors, and in November we received our first EV in the U.S.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We launched our first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Report to share our strategic approach to DEI and our efforts to ensure everyone has a seat and a voice at Sysco’s table.

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We launched our first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Report to share our strategic approach to DEI and our efforts to ensure everyone has a seat and a voice at Sysco’s table.

 

Global Good

We are committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.  In FY2022, Sysco contributed $46M USD towards our Global Good Goal through product donations, volunteerism, and cash contributions. This included donating 16 million meals globally and $1 million to Feeding America® through our Nourishing Neighbors program. 

Global Good

We are committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.  In FY2022, Sysco contributed $46M USD towards our Global Good Goal through product donations, volunteerism, and cash contributions. This included donating 16 million meals globally and $1 million to Feeding America® through our Nourishing Neighbors program. 

Sustainable Agriculture

Sysco is proud to be leading the industry with a dedicated Sustainable Agriculture program, which encourages more environmentally responsible operations. In FY2022, we surpassed our 2025 goal to include 5 fresh crops in the program—adding 10 fresh crops to our program in categories such as tomatoes, mushrooms and leafy greens.

Sustainable Agriculture

Sysco is proud to be leading the industry with a dedicated Sustainable Agriculture program, which encourages more environmentally responsible operations. In FY2022, we surpassed our 2025 goal to include 5 fresh crops in the program—adding 10 fresh crops to our program in categories such as tomatoes, mushrooms and leafy greens.

Responsible Sourcing

Our vision is to continuously improve our responsible sourcing practices for key commodities. In addition to our historical commodities commitments for seafood and palm oil, we have established new commitments for beef, paper, soy and coffee. In FY2022, we continued to make progress toward these commitments while analyzing options for a fifth commodity, which we plan to name in FY2023. 

Responsible Sourcing

Our vision is to continuously improve our responsible sourcing practices for key commodities. In addition to our historical commodities commitments for seafood and palm oil, we have established new commitments for beef, paper, soy and coffee. In FY2022, we continued to make progress toward these commitments while analyzing options for a fifth commodity, which we plan to name in FY2023. 

Sysco’s 2025 Goals

Sysco’s Sustainability Goals focus on three key areas: People, Products, Planet
People

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

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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.

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Planet

To fulfill Sysco’s purpose and ensure long-term success, we must protect the planet. Our Recipe for Growth strategy guides our efforts to practice good environmental stewardship as we grow for the future. By reducing our emissions, advancing sustainable agriculture practices and diverting waste from landfill, we will protect and preserve the environment for future generations.

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People

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

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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.

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Planet

To fulfill Sysco’s purpose and ensure long-term success, we must protect the planet. Our Recipe for Growth strategy guides our efforts to practice good environmental stewardship as we grow for the future. By reducing our emissions, advancing sustainable agriculture practices and diverting waste from landfill, we will protect and preserve the environment for future generations.

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Climate Goal

Sysco is proud to be leading the industry with our science-based climate goal to significantly reduce our operational emissions (Scope 1 & 2)  by 27.5% by 2030. We'll do this by:

  • Adding nearly 2,500 electric trucks to our U.S. fleet, and 
  • Sourcing 100% renewable electricity for our global operations. 

In addition, we've committed to working with suppliers representing 67% of Scope 3 emissions to set their own Science Based Targets (SBT) by 2026​.

  • Suppliers can learn more here.

 

Awards

JUST Capital

Sysco was named as one of America's Most JUST Companies for its commitment to serving its workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders. Sysco ranked number one in the food and drug retailer industry. 

JUST Capital

Sysco was named as one of America's Most JUST Companies for its commitment to serving its workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders. Sysco ranked number one in the food and drug retailer industry. 

Texan by Nature 20

Sysco has been ranked in the top 20 Texas businesses committed to conservation and sustainability by TxN20.

Newsweek

In 2021, Sysco was recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies.

Newsweek

In 2021, Sysco was recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies.

Forbes

Sysco was recognized in Forbes 2022 list of America's Best Large Employers

Forbes

Sysco was recognized in Forbes 2022 list of America's Best Large Employers

Houston Business Journal

Sysco was recognized by the Houston Business Journal in 2021 as a company that successfully seeks out and does business with minority suppliers.

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