Sysco Corporation announced a climate goal to reduce emissions across its global operations and its entire value chain.
“At Sysco, we recognize and take seriously our role as a global industry leader. We understand that taking action now on climate change is important to the future of our planet and have developed an actionable, achievable plan with a clear roadmap to meaningfully reduce emissions. Over time, we believe we will be able to do more and are motivated to further our work across the value chain to quicken the pace of innovation and provide a pathway for other companies to participate in climate action,” says Neil Russell, Sysco’s SVP of corporate affairs and chief communications officer. “To ensure we hold our selves accountable, our CSR strategy is now an integral part of our new business strategy, our Recipe for Growth, which is designed to advance our pace of leadership, further differentiate Sysco, create a sustainable competitive advantage and make a positive impact on the world.”
Sysco’s new science-based emissions reduction target aligns with the Paris Agreement and aims to:
- Reduce its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 27.5% by 2030, and
- Ensure that suppliers covering 67% of Sysco’s Scope 3 emissions establish science-based targets by 2026.
From Globe Newswire:
- Sysco’s Scope 1 and 2 reduction efforts will be achieved in part by electrifying 35% of the company’s U.S. tractor fleet by 2030, equivalent to adding nearly 2,500 electric trucks to its fleet. In addition, the company will source 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2030.
- Sysco’s CSR report details the company achieving sustainable seafood goals, launching a sustainable grazing initiative of over 1 million acres to help tackle climate change and promote biodiversity and more.