Diversity and Inclusion
CREATING AN INCLUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT
Our success relies upon a diverse and dynamic workplace built on our Cultural Beliefs, which define how we live and create an equitable environment where all associates can grow and thrive. In 2018, we introduced an interactive Respectful Workplace training in which our associates participated as part of our effort to promote respectful communication and foster greater inclusion. We have since launched a Disrupting Bias training program to provide a common framework for recognizing and addressing bias in the workplace, with a focus on reaching associates across all levels and functions of the business.
EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS
US Foods® company-sponsored Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are associate-led groups that strengthen networking among colleagues, further personal and professional development, and promote diversity and inclusion. Ongoing listening sessions between ERGs and our Executive Leadership Team allow for open dialogue and the identification of new opportunities to bolster our diversity and inclusion strategy roadmap. As a result of the efforts of our ERG program, we also recently trained 200 leaders to facilitate Allyship and Anti-Racism workshops for corporate and frontline associates, including drivers and selectors.
Today, we continue to expand the reach of the program and grow associate engagement in eight ERGs across select markets, with plans for future expansion. They Include:
Black Resource Utilization Hub
Serves as a strategic partner and resource within US Foods to advance understanding and inclusion of people identifying as Black, African, African-American, West Indian, or of African descent.
Collective Asian Network
Builds awareness of Asian cultures by providing the resources to create diverse communities, increase networking and opportunities for growth, and improve understanding of business needs and goals.
Hispanic and Latino ERG
Helps Hispanic and Latino associates and allies network, grow personally and professionally, and give back to the community, while serving one of the fastest demographics in the U.S.
LINK-UP – Linking information, networks and knowledge
Links Information, Networks and Knowledge to enrich engagement, personal well-being and development, inclusion and diversity of our associates across the organization.
Brings together LGBT+ individuals and allies who act as strategic partners for the business to provide advanced understanding and inclusion of all LGBT+ associates.
Those Who Serve – Military ERG
Supports recruiting and professional development of servicemembers, veterans and allies of the armed forces to extend in our business the military ethos that is so aligned with US Foods Cultural Beliefs and Leadership Behaviors.
Women in Network (WIN)
Seeks to bring women together and help them achieve personal and professional growth.
Young Professionals ERG
Connects the leaders of tomorrow with the leaders of today by promoting greater understanding and inclusion of young professionals across the business.
US Foods proudly hires military veterans, guards, and reservists for our driving, warehouse operations, and corporate teams. Find your next job with us today.
Visit our Military/Veterans Career page designed in partnership with our Military ERG, Those Who Serve
ERGs AT US FOODS
Learn more about how ERGs support our D&I strategy and ensure all associates have a voice at US Foods (Note: All event images were taken pre-COVID-19)