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· Sysco Donates $1 Million Dollars to Feeding America®
· Sysco orders 800 electric trucks
Sysco Donates $1 Million Dollars to Feeding America®
Source: Sysco Corporation
via Globe Newswire - August 02, 2022
HOUSTON, Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced it recently donated $1 million to Feeding America® to support local food banks in communities where Sysco operates.
Sysco’s donation will be distributed to 42 food banks across the U.S. as part of their signature Nourishing Neighbors® program where a portion of the proceeds from each Sysco branded case sold in local communities is donated back to charitable organizations in those communities.
“As a global leader in foodservice distribution, we have a responsibility and unique opportunity to give back to the communities that have supported us through our Nourishing Neighbors program. We are honored to make this donation to our longtime partner, Feeding America, to help fight hunger in the communities where we live and work,” says Neil Russell, Sysco’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer.
Every dollar donated to Feeding America helps provide access to 10 meals*. Sysco’s donation will help provide 10 million meals* to people in need, at a time when the hunger crisis continues to worsen due to the impacts of inflation and other supply chain issues.
“At a time when we are seeing pandemic relief efforts wind down, record increases in food and gas prices are bringing more people to food banks and food pantries for help,” said Erika Thiem, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Feeding America. “Right now, hunger relief programs need more support, not less. We are grateful for Sysco’s donation which will support efforts to expand equitable access to healthy, nutritious food in communities that need it most.”
Since its inception in 2018, Sysco’s Nourishing Neighbors program has contributed over $12 million to charitable organizations. “We know the need is great, which is why we have committed to a charitable giving goal of generating $500 million worth of good in our global communities by Fiscal Year 2025, through product donations, cash contributions and volunteer service,” said Russell.
In Fiscal Year 2022, Sysco also donated over 12 million pounds of food to Feeding America food banks which equates to over 10 million meals.
*$1 helps to provide at least ten meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks.
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 58,000 associates, the company operates 343 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2021 that ended July 3, 2021, the company generated sales of more than $51 billion. Information about our CSR program, including Sysco’s 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, can be found at www.sysco.com/csr2021report.
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Sysco orders 800 electric trucks
Reducing carbon emissions by 27.5% & electrify 35% of its U.S. fleet by 2030
Source: Sysco Corp
via Tank Transport - Aug 1, 2022
Sysco Corp. plans to deploy up to 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors by 2026, Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) announced. The first eCascadia delivery is expected to arrive at Sysco’s Riverside, Calif., site later this year.
Sysco aims to power more of its fleet with alternative fuels, and the deployment of Freightliner eCascadias along with refrigerated trailers will play a significant role in achieving its science-based climate goal to electrify 35% of its U.S. fleet by 2030, the company said in a statement. Sysco Riverside continues to build its charging infrastructure to support additional battery-electric truck deployments, including additional solar capacity.
“Sysco is committed to making meaningful investments to support achievement of our climate goals, including those that encourage the development of electric tractors and trailers. We are eager to partner with a like-minded industry leader like Daimler Truck North America to deploy battery-electric trucks nationwide,” said Marie Robinson, Sysco’s EVP and chief supply chain officer. “This investment shows our commitment to sustainability and growing responsibly and will ultimately help us meet our goal of reducing our direct carbon emissions by 27.5% by 2030.”
DTNA recently unveiled its all-electric Freightliner eCascadia at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. The Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems comes standard with the eCascadia to benefit fleets, drivers, and fellow motorists with enhanced on-road safety.
“At Daimler Truck North America, we are proud to enter into a new era of sustainable, safe and efficient commercial transportation with our friends at Sysco,” said David Carson, the company’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Industry transformation requires leadership and collaboration, and a shared vision for the future of the supply chain. Together we are sustaining our mutual momentum toward a brighter future for us all.”
About Sysco Corp
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 58,000 associates, the company operates 343 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations.