Corporate Social Responsibility
At US Foods®, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our employees and in the communities we serve.
IN OUR WORKPLACE
Our success relies upon a diverse and dynamic workplace where employees can grow and thrive.
DEVELOPING OUR EMPLOYEES
Through training, mentoring and on-the-job development, we help our employees learn and grow. Our signature development programs include Gateway to Leadership for new people managers, and Aspire to Lead for high-potential leaders.
- 100% of employees provided with annual Code of Conduct training
- 700 managers enrolled in Gateway to Leadership in 2018
Our Code of Conduct guides our decisions and behaviors in the workplace. In 2018, we rolled out our Respectful Workplace training with 1,200 of our senior leaders, to promote respectful communication and foster an inclusive environment. We’re also launching company-sponsored Employee Resource Groups to promote diversity and inclusion, further personal and professional development, and strengthen networking among colleagues. Lastly, we’re proud to be a long-standing supporter of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, which aims to accelerate the advancement of women leaders.
WOMEN’S FOODSERVICE FORUM (WFF)
- 600+ US Foods women have participated since 2010
- US Foods was recognized with the WFF Pioneer Award for participation in McKinsey’s 2017 Women in the Workplace in the Food Industry study
US Foods employs rigorous safety practices for our nearly 7,000 drivers, including a partnership with SambaSafety® that monitors our driving records more frequently than is required by the U.S. Department of Transportation. We also employ the Lytx DriveCam® video safety program to capture correctable behaviors by drivers and inform coaching and counseling responses.
- 100% of our active drivers have completed defensive driving training based on the principles of “See-Think-Do.”
IN OUR COMMUNITIES
We are privileged to be able to give back to the communities in which we live and work – empowering people with both nourishment and opportunity. Our philanthropy and employee volunteerism efforts focus on hunger relief and culinary education for underserved people.
DONATING AND VOLUNTEERING
More than 40 million Americans struggle with hunger, according to Feeding America®. That’s why, as a Feeding America Leadership Partner, US Foods supports food banks and other related nonprofits through product and financial contributions. Since 2013, US Foods has donated 85M+ pounds of food, and our employees also generously volunteer their time at food banks and other organizations. In May 2018, hundreds of US Foods employees participated in our first annual Spring into Service campaign, packing more than 80,000 meals and donating nearly 330 hours to fight hunger in Chicagoland.
- 14M+ total pounds of food donated in 2017
- ~12M total meals donated in 2017
- 70+ food banks supported in 2017
- $2M in food to support relief efforts following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017
TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CULINARIANS:
US FOODS SCHOLARS
Launched in 2017, our US Foods Scholars program addresses two pressing needs: providing economic opportunity to disadvantaged youth, and helping tackle the talent shortage facing the foodservice industry. The program provides individual awards of up to $20,000 in financial support and professional development to outstanding underserved students seeking to achieve their dreams in the culinary arts. In August 2018, we named our first six US Foods Scholars. Learn more about these future culinary professionals here.
- 13 US Foods Scholars named in 2018
- $280K in scholarship funding offered to date
We strive to source our products from a diverse supplier base to reflect the customers and communities we serve.
- $450M spent in 2017 with woman- or minority-owned businesses
- 260+ woman- or minority-owned supplier partnerships