US Foods Highlights Recent Corporate Social Responsibility Progress; Dave Flitman Comments
ROSEMONT, IL - Looking back at 2022, there are many examples of progress being made. One recent highlight of that progress came in the form of US Foods’ 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. The report highlights progress across sustainable product offerings, support for associates and communities, and initiatives to reduce environmental impact.
“Last year was a transformative year for our CSR journey as investments in additional resources and processes drove business imperative sustainability initiatives, such as the development of our formal GHG emission reduction targets,” said Dave Flitman, Chief Executive Officer. “Throughout 2022, we made strong progress against all three of our CSR strategic focus areas—Products, People, and Planet, and we look forward to furthering our sustainability priorities and setting goals across the company, as well as deepening our engagement with our shareholders, customers, and suppliers.”
According to a press release, the 2022 CSR Report uses the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) Food Retailers & Distributors standard, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards.
US Foods 2022 CSR Report highlights include:
- Maintained year-over-year growth of the company’s local, sustainable, and well-being product offerings
- Continued to grow the number of Exclusive Brand sustainable products under the company’s Serve Good® and Progress Check® programs and the number of Exclusive Brand products under the company’s well-being category
- Enhanced diversity and inclusion commitments by growing participation in the company’s Employee Resource Group program
- Increased the company’s workforce and leadership diversity through development programs and improved hiring strategies
- Filled 47 percent of new or open leadership roles with women or people of color
- Spent $723 million with nearly 500 certified diverse suppliers and more than $2.4 billion with over 2,600 small businesses across the U.S.
- Reduced Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 13 percent since 2019 in support of the company’s formal goal to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 32.5 percent by 2032 from a 2019 base year
- Reduced energy intensity by 10 percent since 2015
- Generated 12.4M kWh of electricity from active solar projects
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