Sysco Partners With Universities to Accelerate Climate Innovation

Sysco has launched its Recipe for Sustainability program, which will collaborate with Arizona State University (ASU) and Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) to explore innovations that will accelerate climate action.

The program also aims to prepare the next generation of leaders in sustainability and the supply chain.

“Sysco is proud to partner with leading universities to help develop the next generation of sustainability leaders,” said Neil Russell, Sysco’s SVP Corporate Affairs and Interim Chief Financial Officer. “We’re eager to see the bright ideas generated through these partnerships that will help address sustainability challenges faced by our industry and ultimately reduce our impact on the planet.”

Through Sysco’s program, students at ASU and Penn State will have the opportunity to solve real-world challenges and to develop solutions to reduce packaging and food waste, as well as the use of plastic in takeout containers.

“The climate crisis is too big for any one company to tackle alone. By collaborating with our customers, our supplier partners and other innovators such as ASU and Penn State, we can drive real change across our industry.”