Sysco has announced five new partnerships that are aimed at enhancing the company’s supplier diversity initiatives.
Sysco will partner with Disability:IN, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). These partnerships will facilitate relationships with qualified diverse suppliers.
“As a leader in the foodservice industry, these new partnerships will help Sysco develop future diverse suppliers critical to meeting the evolving needs of our customers,” said Judy Sansone, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “It’s important that every aspect of our business, including our supply chain, reflect the changing demographics of the communities where we work and live.”
Through these partnerships Sysco will have direct access to a certified diverse business database to identify and engage qualified suppliers in procurement opportunities.
Key benefits these partnerships will provide to diverse suppliers include:
- Education, training and development opportunities.
- Mentorship on requests for information, proposal and pre-qualification best practices.
- Opportunity to identify and establish long-term supplier relationships with corporations.
- Invitations to participate in qualified corporate member projects.
- Advance the success of minority, women, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities and veteran-owned businesses.
Through Sysco’s supplier diversity processes, Sysco seeks to identify, develop, and expand certified diverse suppliers reach to meet customers’ business needs.