US Foods Publishes 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
ROSEMONT, IL - Foodservice distribution titan US Foods is making good on its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) values. Recently, the company published its first expanded CSR report, highlighting US Foods’ 2019 progress across its three CSR pillars: people, planet, and products.
“At US Foods, our CSR platform is built on our long-standing commitment to operating with the highest levels of integrity and a respect for the greater good,” said Chairman and CEO, Pietro Satriano. “We are proud of the progress represented in this report and the hard work of our associates who contributed to these efforts. We look forward to continuing to advance our three pillars of people, planet, and products in the year ahead and beyond.”
With its sights set on these three goals, US Foods has made significant advancements in the past year.
According to the press release, highlights from the report include:
- More than 24 million total pounds of food donated to food banks and charities since 2018
- More than 2,800 associates participated in Respectful Workplace Training
- $600,000 in scholarship funding offered to underserved culinary arts students as part of the US Foods Scholars program since 2017
- 11.2 percent reduction fuel used per case delivered since 2015
- 15.1 percent reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions intensity since 2015
- 13 million kilowatt hours of electricity generated annually by the company’s solar array installations across six distribution centers
- 100 percent of the palm or palm kernel oil used in US Foods Exclusive Brands products sourced through certified sustainable sources
- More than 800 products are now responsibly sourced as part of the company’s Serve Good® and Progress Check® program
As this report focuses on 2019, it does not contain information about the company’s approach to the current global pandemic. Information on US Foods’ COVID-19 response efforts can be found here in its Recent Announcements section.
To view the US Foods 2019 CSR report, click here.
With these ambitious goals met in 2019, one can only wonder what the industry leader has in place for 2020. Find out more as AndNowUKnow continues to report on the latest.