Sustainability is essential to our business of connecting the world to share food and care for one another. Because we rely on the health of our planet and the resilience of our food systems to feed the world, we’re taking action. With One Planet. One Table., we aim for positive changes across our supply chains – to benefit people, our products, and the planet for future generations.
We have One Planet. One Table. Everyone is invited to pull up a seat and partner with us on building a more sustainable future.
Criteria for One Planet. One Table. Products
Our operators and their customers care about Sustainability. Sysco is proud to offer the largest assortment of products backed by best-in-class sustainability certifications, standards, and programs in the U.S. foodservice industry. Under One Planet. One Table., customers can identify more sustainable options for delicious meals today while working toward a better tomorrow.
Items included meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Products backed by at least one of 20+ internationally recognized third-party sustainability certifications – recognizing items with strong sustainability practices in key areas like agriculture and land practices, human welfare, waste diversion, and reduced climate impacts
- Products included in our 2025 Sustainable Seafood Commitments*
- Products included in Sysco’s Sustainable Fresh Produce Commitment*, anchored in fresh crops achieving 3rd-party certification under Sustainable Food Group Sustainability Standard™ by 2025
- Products that are plant-based alternative proteins
At the Heart of One Planet. One Table.
One Planet. One Table. increases access to responsibly sourced items that are produced with our planet and people in mind.
Products that align with our commitment to sustainability, ethical practices, and fostering a positive social impact.
Products that are produced using methods that aim to minimize harm to the environment, use sustainable practices, and promote biodiversity.
Products that have been developed with the intention of reusability and recyclability and are compostable, with a strong emphasis on source reduction to minimize waste.
Sourcing products that align with our commitment to sustainability, ethical practices, and fostering a positive social impact.
Fairtrade and land protection programs uphold our sourcing ethics by ensuring equitable treatment of workers and just management of community resources.
We prioritize animal welfare in our sourcing through programs like Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use, Global Animal Partnership, and the American Humane Certification to reflect this dedication.
Innovative agriculture methods like regenerative organics protect soil health and local ecosystems.
We are committed to preserving our planet’s resources by supporting methods that aim to minimize harm to the environment, leverage sustainable farming practices, and champion biodiversity.
Products committed to reducing ecological impacts promote environmental stewardship and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Sustainable Farming Practices
Promoting environmentally friendly practices like sustainable aquaculture and reduced use of agricultural chemicals to ensure the long-term health of both land and aquatic habitats.
Reduced Environmental Impact
Providing customers with more choices with reduced environmental impacts, contributing to the preservation of natural resources and ecosystems.
Items that are certified compostable or are made from recycled/upcycled materials minimize waste from product creation to disposal.
Products that have been independently tested and have been verified to break down completely in a commercial compost facility after use.
Items made from used materials and leftover inputs from other products to create new, functional items while conserving resources.
Products manufactured from recycled inputs reduce strain on virgin resources.
Sysco is on a mission to provide access to more responsibly sourced and environmentally conscious products to feed communities while actively reducing our impact on the planet. We are dedicated to building a future where everyone can enjoy delicious meals made with ingredients produced and sourced with our planet and people in mind.
*Please see Sysco’s latest sustainability report for more information about our 2025 commitments to responsible sourcing.