Sysco Launches One Planet. One Table. Assortment; Neil Russell and Victoria Gutierrez Detail
HOUSTON, TX - Across the produce and retail industries, the focus on sustainability remains prominent as consumers have transitioned to searching for environmentally conscious products and companies. Sysco is helping its customers meet this demand with the launch of its One Planet. One Table. assortment, which features certified and sustainably focused offerings.
“At Sysco, we're taking action to protect the health of our one and only planet. We have a growing market of customers looking for more sustainable products. Whether it is to meet their own sustainability commitments or consumer demand, they are interested in where their food came from and how it was produced,” said Neil Russell, Sysco’s Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. “Under One Planet. One Table., Sysco customers in the U.S. can now easily discover more sustainable options for their menus with the new capabilities in our e-commerce platform, Sysco Shop.”
The Sysco One Planet. One Table. assortment includes over 3,000 items across 15 categories that are backed by one of 20-plus leading sustainability certifications and standards, included in Sysco’s sustainability commitments for seafood or fresh produce, or plant-based alternative proteins.
According to a release, this assortment represents another step forward in the distributor’s commitment to leading the industry toward a more sustainable future.
“We are cultivating partnerships and encouraging others to join us at the table in solving climate and sustainability challenges together,” said Victoria Gutierrez, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. “Sysco is leveraging its scale and position at the center of the food ecosystem to help drive change in a way that will compel others to follow. By making it easier for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable options, we can increase demand and inspire more suppliers to produce products more sustainably.”
This announcement comes alongside the release of Sysco’s 2023 Sustainability Report and DEI report, which highlights progress against the company’s goals across three pillars of sustainability: People, Products, and the Planet. Top accomplishments include:
- Contributing over $280 million through FY23 toward the company’s $500 million Global Good Goal
- Exceeding its goal of increasing spend with certified diverse suppliers by 25 percent
- Exceeding its goal for sustainable agriculture and expanding the program to include 14 fresh crops
To read more about this assortment and Sysco’s sustainability achievements, click here.
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