Sysco Releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Jul 05, 2017

Sysco Releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report

HOUSTON, July 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has released its corporate social responsibility report, providing information on the company’s economic, environmental and social responsibility performance. The report, titled "From local to global, we make a difference," outlines Sysco's strategic approach to sustainability in its three focus areas of people, products and planet. Some notable highlights in the report include:

• People

  • Introduced a new giving strategy to direct 75 percent of community donations and volunteerism toward hunger relief initiatives.
  • Developed a three year roadmap to establish Diversity and Inclusion as a strategic component to operational, financial and competitive success.

• Products

  • Advanced our commitment to increase sourcing of sustainable seafood and palm oil, and established a commitment to source cage-free eggs.

• Planet

  • Increased energy savings through new program enhancements and developed plans to install a new solar project at our San Diego operating company, along with LED lighting in all Broadline warehouse freezers in North America.
  • Expanded our recycling program to more operating locations.

“In recent years, Sysco has elevated its focus on corporate social responsibility and sustainability,” said Bill DeLaney, Sysco’s chief executive officer. “We understand that, as the leader in the foodservice industry, we also must be a leader in respecting the environment and supporting the communities where we live and work. Our CSR programs help us to enhance our service to our customers, attract and retain the best talent, reduce our impact on the environment and contribute to the long-term success of Sysco.”

Sysco's updated corporate social responsibility report is mobile-friendly and can be viewed here.

About Sysco

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 198 distribution facilities serving approximately 425,000 customers. For fiscal year 2016 that ended July 2, 2016, the company generated sales of more than $50 billion. Subsequent to fiscal year 2016, the company completed the acquisition of the Brakes Group, a leading European foodservice distributor with operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Sweden, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg.

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For more information contact:

Neil Russell
Investor Contact
T 281-584-1308

Camilla Zuckero
Media Contact
T 281-899-1839

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