Sysco Corporate Social Responsibility

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

Nourishing Neighbours

Taking action against hunger

Our priority is to fight hunger and increase food security in the communities we serve. With our signature Nourishing Neighbours program, a portion of proceeds from every case of Sysco Brand products sold is donated to local charities. 

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2021 CSR Report

Corporate Social Responsibility is embedded in our Recipe for Growth strategy. Our Purpose and strategy unify our associates around a common goal that guides our actions and the impact we make in the world every day. As an industry leader, we will deliver compelling and measurable improvements when it comes to People, Products and Planet.

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2021 Report Highlights

The 2021 CSR Report unifies our new Purpose and the company’s enduring commitment to caring for people, sourcing products responsibly and respecting the planet.

Climate Change

Sysco is proud to announce we are committing to a science-based emissions reduction target, which is comprised of two emissions reduction goals in accordance with the Paris Climate agreement. We understand the responsibility we have as a global leader in our industry to ensure we take meaningful action within our control and look forward to partnering with our customers and suppliers.

Climate Change

Sysco is proud to announce we are committing to a science-based emissions reduction target, which is comprised of two emissions reduction goals in accordance with the Paris Climate agreement. We understand the responsibility we have as a global leader in our industry to ensure we take meaningful action within our control and look forward to partnering with our customers and suppliers.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At the heart of our Purpose is a shared belief that everyone deserves a seat at the table. In FY2021, we accelerated our global efforts to create a more diverse workforce and equitable and inclusive culture, further positioning Sysco as an employer and partner of choice.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At the heart of our Purpose is a shared belief that everyone deserves a seat at the table. In FY2021, we accelerated our global efforts to create a more diverse workforce and equitable and inclusive culture, further positioning Sysco as an employer and partner of choice.

Global Good

We have expanded our charitable giving goal to generate $500 million worth of good in our global communities by 2025! Our goal will be delivered in the form of food donations, associate volunteer time in our communities and financial support to hunger-relief organizations. In FY2021, Sysco contributed $58.9 USD in meal, volunteer time and cash donations.

Global Good

We have expanded our charitable giving goal to generate $500 million worth of good in our global communities by 2025! Our goal will be delivered in the form of food donations, associate volunteer time in our communities and financial support to hunger-relief organizations. In FY2021, Sysco contributed $58.9 USD in meal, volunteer time and cash donations.

Responsible Sourcing

By leveraging our size, scale and knowledge of best practices in responsible sourcing, we are addressing the challenge of deforestation within our agricultural supply chain. In FY2021, we released Sysco’s first Forests Report. This report outlines how we approach mitigating forest-related risks through assessment and engagement with our commodity suppliers.

Responsible Sourcing

By leveraging our size, scale and knowledge of best practices in responsible sourcing, we are addressing the challenge of deforestation within our agricultural supply chain. In FY2021, we released Sysco’s first Forests Report. This report outlines how we approach mitigating forest-related risks through assessment and engagement with our commodity suppliers.

Animal Welfare

This year we focused on socializing our Animal Welfare Policy for Suppliers with our associates, suppliers and customers and began to implement it across our U.S. supply chain.

Animal Welfare

This year we focused on socializing our Animal Welfare Policy for Suppliers with our associates, suppliers and customers and began to implement it across our U.S. supply chain.

Sysco’s 2025 Responsibility Goals

Sysco’s 2025 Responsibility Goals are aligned to three focus 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.

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.

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.

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.

PAR Committed

Sysco is committed to the process of reconciliation through empowerment and sustainability of Indigenous communities across Canada.  As a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility, we recognize our role in helping communities thrive.  The success of Indigenous communities is interwoven with and critical to Canada’s success.  We will support the empowerment and sustainability of Indigenous communities through a multi-pronged and multi-year strategy focused on Raised Awareness, Community Relations, and Business Partnerships.  Sysco is Delivering a Better Tomorrow.

PAR Committed

Sysco is committed to the process of reconciliation through empowerment and sustainability of Indigenous communities across Canada.  As a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility, we recognize our role in helping communities thrive.  The success of Indigenous communities is interwoven with and critical to Canada’s success.  We will support the empowerment and sustainability of Indigenous communities through a multi-pronged and multi-year strategy focused on Raised Awareness, Community Relations, and Business Partnerships.  Sysco is Delivering a Better Tomorrow.

WWF Seafood Commitment

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Food Rescue

Food Rescue Task Force

The FRCA Task Force is a national network that will support food redistribution efforts across the supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Task Force will work to make food available to organizations and reach populations that are in acute need. Led by Second Harvest, the Task Force consists of national leaders and includes collaboration between the food industry, non-profits, and government. Sysco Canada is pleased to play an important role on this task force, being of service to our communities today and into the future.

Food Rescue

Sysco, in partnership with Second Harvest, is working to support tens of thousands of community organizations across the country struggling to access food for their program participants.

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