Diversity & Inclusion
At US Foods®, we believe that success and innovation are only achieved when all voices and perspectives are heard and valued. We perform at our best by connecting with associates, customers and communities in ways that embrace diversity of all kinds – including, but not limited to, diversity of race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability and experience. As a company, we are committed to fostering an environment that is engaging and inclusive, developing diverse talent at all career levels, and offering products and consultative services to support business growth in diverse communities. These efforts are led by our Chief Human Resources Officer, with strategic oversight from our D&I Executive Leadership Council, composed of US Foods executive leaders responsible for key initiatives.
We perform at our best by connecting with associates, customers and communities in ways that embrace diversity of race, ethnicity, culture, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability and experience. Our efforts to create positive impact through diversity in all areas of our business are outlined in our US Foods Diversity & Inclusion strategy.
OUR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION Mission and STRATEGY
Diversity & Inclusion is not only a business imperative, it is also the right thing to do for our success. We are committed to fostering an environment that attracts the best talent, and values diversity of experiences and the inclusion of different perspectives.
Our commitment is grounded in three areas of focus:
Creating a more inclusive work environment
One where everyone feels safe and valued, and ensured that their voice matters
Increasing the diversity of our workforce and leaders
Investing in programs to build a diverse talent pipeline and accelerate the development of diverse associates
"US Foods is committed to increasing Diversity & Inclusion in our workplace and within our workforce. We believe a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes for US Foods and the customers we serve.
We recognize that we have a great deal of work ahead of us on our journey to being a more inclusive workplace, with greater diverse representation at our senior leadership levels.
I am committed to continuing to make progress toward our D&I goals of creating a more inclusive work environment, increasing the diversity of our workforce and leaders, and supporting diverse communities and businesses."
—Alyson Margulies, SVP, Talent Management and Diversity & Inclusion
"US Foods is committed to a culture focused on our associates' growth and our customer satisfaction. Our belief in Diversity & Inclusion, weaved within our enterprise, creates a positive environment where all voices are heard, the beauty of our differences is embraced, and the relationship with the communities and businesses we serve and touch every day are nurtured.
I am proud to represent the purposeful and impactful work we are guiding to create a great place to work."
—Lourdes Diaz, VP, Diversity & Inclusion
To further our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion, US Foods has also become a signatory of the following pledges. As part of these commitments, we pledge to advance Diversity & Inclusion, as well as invest in and evaluate our progress on advancing gender equity in the workplace.
OUR DIVERSITY PARTNERS
US Foods’ commitment to its Diversity & Inclusion strategy is supported through strategic external partnerships that focus on:
- Expanding our multicultural pipeline through recruiting and hiring
- Providing career and leadership development for associates with a cultural lens
- Providing US Foods research, consulting, risk mitigation, and tools and resources to enhance our strategy and approach
Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF)
US Foods is a proud partner and sponsor of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, which provides research, insights and best practices to help food companies address the pressing need for talent and increased business performance by realizing the full potential of female leaders. We are a long-standing supporter of the WFF Leadership Conference and contribute annually to the success of this initiative.
- 1,100 US Foods women have participated in WFF since 2010
- The Women's Foodservice Forum's Change Maker Award, which recognizes women who drive strong business results and exemplify inclusive leadership, was awarded to US Foods Associates Angie Coderre in 2019, Kathryn Garaventa in 2021 and Shanti Stappas in 2022.
Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Policy
Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Policy