Sysco Hosts First-Ever Supplier Diversity Summit; Brian Todd Details
HOUSTON, TX - Sysco is getting ready to kick off its first Supplier Diversity Summit, both recognizing its current top diverse supplier partners and presenting key opportunities to future supply-side allies.
“As a purpose-driven company with a commitment 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 further embed supplier diversity practices in how we do business, help diverse-owned businesses thrive and grow, and increase our innovative product offerings.”
During the first-ever event, Sysco’s leadership team will provide updates on the company’s business and [Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion] strategy, as well as insight into programs, such as its new Mentorship Program, that assists diverse suppliers in how to do business with Sysco, according to a press release. The summit will also spotlight Sysco’s top diverse supplier partners.
Further diversifying its supplier network, Sysco will hold virtual match-making sessions with both direct and indirect suppliers, which will help the distributor identify and engage suppliers that provide products and services to the foodservice industry and are at least 51 percent owned, operated, and managed by people who are LGBTQ+, military veterans, minorities, women, or have a disability.
Interested suppliers must apply by April 3, 2022, for consideration to participate. All foodservice and indirect suppliers are welcome to attend the virtual Sysco Supplier Diversity Summit, and can register here through May 13, 2022.
To read more about the upcoming summit, click here.
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