From local to global, Sysco makes a difference.
We believe that reducing our environmental impact is the right thing to do, which is why we continuously improve efficiencies in our logistics chain and warehouses.
We work passionately to supply customers with food products that meet
high standards of safety, quality and traceability.
And we’re committed to working with partner organizations to discover and apply more responsible, sustainable sourcing practices.
LEAVING OUR MARK,
REDUCING OUR FOOTPRINT
With increasing awareness of corporate impact on the planet and the climate, Sysco remains committed to leading eco-conscious business practices through the implementation and expansion of energy-saving programs across all our operations.
Since 2006, we’ve incorporated active
Energy Management (EM) programs
at all Sysco Broadline, SYGMA and
redistribution facilities. By the end of
2016, 85% of our warehouse footprint
(108 facilities) had implemented these programs. LED lighting has been installed in all Sysco warehouse
freezers, and anywhere we can
upgrade to renewable energy formats,
we do. Hydrogen-fuel-celled pallet
trucks and forklift vehicles are being
used at some of our largest U.S.
facilities, and we’ve installed onemegawatt solar systems at our Los
Angeles and Riverside, California,
operating facilities. Additionally,
technical support plans have been
put in place to help each facility meet
monthly energy reduction goals.
Recycling and waste reduction
Sysco’s comprehensive waste reduction program was designed with a recyclingfirst mentality.
The program works with all our U.S. Broadline facilities to remove recyclables from our solid waste stream, lower disposal costs, and increase recycling tonnage and revenues.
As Sysco grows as a company, so does our responsibility to operate with as little planet impact as possible, and
we’re always looking for technology to
help us achieve that. We’ve pre-ordered 50 new fully electric Tesla semitrucks to be a part of our delivery fleet, and we’re excited to be at the forefront of environmental responsibility. With so many innovative companies helping power the initiative forward, we know big change will continue to happen.