Sysco celebrates International Women’s Day NYSE: SYY
HOUSTON, March 8, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), a global leader in foodservice distribution, today announced the third annual celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) in its global organization .
“Sysco is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day as part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Kevin Hourican, President and CEO of Sysco. “This is an important opportunity for Sysco associates around the world to come together and reinforce the importance of gender equality and support for all women.”
The theme of this year’s campaign, Choose To Challenge, emphasizes that a world in difficulty is a world on alert and that challenge comes from change.
A cross-functional steering committee of women leaders and more than 30 volunteers from across the organization led the company’s efforts to encourage Sysco associates to challenge stereotypes, challenge prejudices and expand perceptions in their places. in the workplace and in the restaurant industry at large.
As part of the company’s celebration, Sysco held its annual roundtable on Tuesday, March 2. Each year, this event features a panel of female Sysco leaders and associates discussing current gender equality challenges and how to meet and overcome these challenges. Over 6,500 associates attended the virtual chat, which was broadcast live and accessible to all Sysco associates around the world.
In addition to various celebrations around the world, Sysco will also honor the winners of its Gender Equity Momentum (GEM) award on March 8. culture.
For more information on Sysco’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, visit sysco.com.
Sysco is the global leader in the sale, marketing and distribution of food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational establishments, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its product family also includes equipment and supplies for the restaurant and hotel industries. With more than 57,000 associates, the company operates 326 distribution sites around the world and serves more than 625,000 customer sites. For the 2020 fiscal year which ended on June 27, 2020, the company generated revenues of more than $ 52 billion. Information on our CSR program, including Sysco’s 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, is available at www.sysco.com/csr2020report.
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