HOUSTON, Feb. 14 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the world’s leading foodservice retailer, has been added to the list of 2030 U.S. Food Loss and Waste Champions by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The US Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions are companies and organizations that have publicly committed to reducing food loss and waste by 50% by 2030 in their own operations in the United States.
Sysco has committed to diverting 90% of operations and food waste from landfills as part of the company’s 2025 corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals. This will be achieved through meal donations and the contribution of food waste to animal feed and composting efforts.
“Sysco is committed to supporting our communities and reducing our impact on the planet. We work closely with suppliers, customers and our operations teams to divert food to local donation sites with the aim of getting food to those in need and avoiding sending litter in landfills,” said Neil Russell, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, Sysco. . “This is a demonstration of our purpose – to connect the world to share food and care for each other – and contributes to our charitable giving goal of generating $500 million of good in our global communities by 2025. “
To learn more about what Sysco is doing to reduce food waste, visit the Corporate Social Responsibility page on Sysco.com or read Sysco’s 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
For more information on America’s 2030 Food Loss and Waste Champions, visit https://www.usda.gov/foodlossandwaste/champions and www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food/united -states-food-loss-and -waste-champions-2030.
Sysco is the worldwide leader in the sale, marketing and distribution of food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, hospitality establishments and other customers who prepare meals on the go. . Its product family also includes equipment and supplies for the restaurant and hospitality industries. With more than 58,000 associates, the company operates 343 distribution locations worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. For the 2021 fiscal year which ended July 3, 2021, the company generated sales of over $51 billion. Information about our CSR program, including Sysco’s 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, can be found at www.sysco.com/csr2020report.
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