Human Rights

Our Code of Conduct sets forth our commitment to the preservation and protection of human rights everywhere we operate.

In addition, as stated in our Supplier Code of Conduct, Sysco will only work with suppliers that uphold the rights of individuals as outlined in the United Nation Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR), the Core Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. As we continue to grow nationally and internationally, human rights will play an increasingly important role in our operations and business conduct.

In 2010, the State of California adopted the Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657). This law, which took effect on January 1, 2012, requires large retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains. Although as a wholesale foodservice distributor Sysco Corporation is not subject to the act, we condemn slavery, human trafficking, child labor and all forms of forced labor.

Sysco has adopted a Supplier Code of Conduct that applies to all suppliers of Sysco and addresses human rights, child labor and forced labor. We explicitly require that suppliers adhere to all applicable laws and regulations to provide and recognize a basic level of human rights for workers within their own supply chains. Read more about our Supplier Code of Conduct and its utility here.