Energy Efficiency, Commercial, Sourcing Renewables - August 14, 2018
Sysco sets 2025 goals
Sysco Corporation, the global foodservice distribution company, announced on August 13 its 2025 Responsibility Goals, including a reduction in the carbon footprint of the company’s fleet and operations by sourcing 20% of electricity from renewable sources and powering 20% of fleet vehicles with alternative fuels.
"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," said Tom Bené, Sysco’s president and chief executive officer, in a statement. "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."
Themed Delivering A Better Tomorrow, Sysco’s 2025 Responsibility Goals are aligned to three focus areas: People, Products and Planet. In addition to the 20% energy goals, Sysco set goals in the areas of sustainable agriculture and waste management.
In June, the Houston-based company announced it has signed a ten-year renewable energy agreement for electricity from three solar gardens to be constructed in the Houston and Dallas areas. The gardens, expected to be operational by Q1 2019, will support approximately 10% of Sysco’s U.S. electricity usage.
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