Food distributor Sysco aims to divert 90% of operations and food waste from landfills as part of its 2025 responsibility goals.
The US company has set a target of sourcing 20% of its electricity from renewable sources and powering 20% of its fleet vehicles with alternative fuels by 2025.
Sysco added that it will “supply products responsibly by improving animal welfare in the foodservice industry”. It also seeks to minimise negative environmental, social or ethical impacts when sourcing products.
Tom Bené, Sysco president and CEO, said: “As the global leader in foodservice distribution, it is our responsibility to operate in a manner that meets the needs of our customers today, while producing positive, lasting change.
“Our 2025 goals are a solid foundation that further demonstrate our global sustainability commitment. We are leading our industry with our CSR initiatives and by including specific long-term goals that align with our strategic business priorities, we are living our vision of becoming our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.”
The company also aims to increase the products within its portfolio with health and wellness benefits.
This year Sysco has expanded with the acquisition of UK frozen food distributor Kent Frozen Foods and US-based Doerle Food Services.
In May the firm’s speciality produce subsidiary FreshPoint announced plans to double the size of its distribution facility in Orlando, Florida, as it seeks to enhance its delivery service to clients in the foodservice industry.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2018
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