HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today launched its sixth annual and most-comprehensive-to-date sustainability report, which focuses on the company's economic, environmental and social responsibility performance during Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12).
The report, titled "Good Things Are Our Greatest Responsibility," outlines Sysco's strategic approach to sustainability, including its guiding principles and three focus areas of Food, Operations and Community.
Performance highlights from the 2012 report include:
"Sysco has an established track record of balancing its business needs with stakeholder interests, and we are working to further integrate sustainability into our long-term business strategy," said Bill DeLaney, Sysco's president and chief executive officer. "We remain committed to continually improving the way we do business, while helping our customers to improve theirs, and working to make our communities stronger."
Sysco's complete 2012 sustainability report is available online and can be found at www.sysco.com. The report and various interactive features and content also will be available soon in a new app, providing ready access to information for mobile-device users. The app will be available in February for download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Market.
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. The company operates 177 distribution facilities serving approximately 400,000 customers. For Fiscal Year 2012 that ended June 30, 2012, the company generated record sales of more than $42 billion. For more information, visit www.sysco.com or connect with Sysco on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SyscoCorporation or Twitter at www.twitter.com/Sysco_Corp. For investor news, follow the company at www.twitter.com/SyscoStock or download the Sysco IR app, available from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Market.
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