Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - February 10, 2023
Sysco Partners With Universities to Accelerate Climate Innovation
Sysco Corporation, a global foodservice distribution company, launched its new ‘Recipe for Sustainability’ program, collaborating with universities to explore innovations that will accelerate climate action and lead the industry towards a more sustainable future.
Students at Arizona State University and Pennsylvania State University will have the opportunity to solve real-world challenges and propose innovative, cost-effective solutions to reduce packaging and food waste and the use of plastic in takeout containers.
“Sysco is proud to partner with leading universities to help develop the next generation of sustainability leaders,” says Neil Russell, Sysco’s SVP Corporate Affairs and Interim Chief Financial Officer in a statement. “We’re eager to see the bright ideas generated through these partnerships that will help address sustainability challenges faced by our industry, and ultimately reduce our impact on the planet.”
In 2021, Sysco set a goal to reduce its direct emissions (Scope 1 & 2) by 27.5% by 2030 and also committed to engaging supplier partners representing 67% of Scope 3 emissions to set their own science-based targets by 2026.