Sysco Corporation announced that it will hold its first Supplier Diversity Summit on May 25, 2022.
As the premier foodservice industry partner, Sysco’s senior leadership team will provide updates on the company’s business and DEI strategy and insight into programs such as its new Mentorship Program that assist diverse suppliers in how to do business with Sysco.
The summit will also feature a special recognition event for Sysco’s top, diverse supplier partners.
In addition, Sysco will hold virtual match-making sessions with both direct and indirect suppliers. These interactive sessions will help the company identify and engage suppliers that provide products and services to the foodservice industry and are at least 51% owned, operated, and managed by people who are LGBTQ+, military veterans, minorities, women, or have a disability.
“As a purpose-driven company committed to inclusiveness as a core value, Sysco is focused on building strong partnerships with certified diverse suppliers,” said Brian Todd, senior vice president of merchandising and partnership growth management. “We’re excited to host our first Supplier Diversity Summit, which will help us to embed further supplier diversity practices in how we do business, help diverse-owned businesses thrive and grow, and increase our innovative product offerings.”
Supplier Diversity Summit – General Sessions
All foodservice and indirect suppliers are welcome to attend the virtual Sysco Supplier Diversity Summit. Those interested in attending should register here no later than May 13, 2022.
Match-making Sessions with Certified Diverse Suppliers
Interested suppliers must apply by April 3, 2022, for consideration to participate.
- Foodservice (products for resale): Certified minority-, LGBTQ+-, woman-, veteran- and disability-owned businesses that provide foodservice products and are interested in participating in the matchmaking should register online at www.rangeme.com/syscosupplierdiversityday.
- Sysco is partnering with ECRM and RangeMe, the industry standard online product sourcing platform, to manage all product submissions by qualifying and connecting foodservice suppliers with the appropriate Sysco business resources.
- Indirect suppliers (products and services not for resale): Certified minority-, LGBTQ+-, woman-, veteran- and disability-owned businesses that provide indirect products and services can register here to be considered by Sysco for matchmaking sessions. These suppliers will also remain in Sysco’s supplier diversity portal for future consideration.
Questions about the Supplier Diversity Summit and match-making sessions can be directed to [email protected]
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing, and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare, educational facilities, lodging establishments, and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries.
With over 58,000 associates, the company operates 343 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2021 which ended July 3, 2021, the company generated more than $51 billion in sales.