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Sysco will work to lower scope 3 emissions throughout its supply chain by partnering with its highest-emitting suppliers to establish sustainability targets in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2026, according to the company’s 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility report.
Scope 3 emissions are Sysco’s “largest opportunity for impact” as they make up 98% of its total carbon footprint, according to the report. The majority of the company’s emissions stem from food production and transportation between growers, suppliers and customers.
The company is also taking steps to reduce its direct emissions, in part by electrifying 35% of its U.S. tractor fleet by 2030. Sysco has already conducted tests of the zero-emission Freightliner eCascadia at its Bay Area operating site and will deploy its first group of EVs in Riverside, California in fiscal year 2023.