Sysco Adopts Solar in Pursuit of 2025 Goals

Sep 4, 2019 11:30 AM ET
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In 2018, we announced that we will be reducing our carbon footprint by sourcing 20% of electricity from renewable sources and powering 20% of the tractor fleet with alternative fuels within seven years. How are we accomplishing this?

As part of this initiative, we installed 3 photovoltaic (PV) solar systems in Fiscal Year 2019, at SYGMA Lancaster, Sysco Ventura and Sysco Sacramento, which total 2.7 megawatts (MW) and reduces our carbon emissions from electricity 5,111,368 lbs annually— the equivalent of removing 490 cars from the road, saving 261,094 gallons of fuel and generating enough energy to power 530 homes, or planting 59,634 trees annually.

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About Sysco

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With over 67,000 associates, the company operates approximately 330 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 600,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2018 that ended June 30, 2018, the company generated sales of more than $58 billion.

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