At US Foods®, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. We are committed to fostering an engaging and inclusive environment, developing diverse talent at all career levels, and offering products and consultative services to support business growth in diverse communities. We believe that success and innovation are only achieved when all voices and perspectives are valued.
We perform at our best by connecting with associates, customers, and communities in ways that embrace the diversity of race, ethnicity, culture, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, and experience. We recognize the value of gender-balanced teams, elevating the importance of our women's career advancement. Professional development programs are centered or core to our value proposition to attract, develop, and retain our women's talent and fuel their success at US Foods. Our efforts to create a positive impact through diversity in all areas of our business are outlined in our US Foods Diversity & Inclusion 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.
Read about the three areas of focus our commitment is grounded in.
With a promise to help its customers Make It, US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 69 broadline locations and more than 80 cash and carry stores, US Foods and its 28,000 associates provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. Visit www.usfoods.com to learn more.
As a leading foodservice distributor, we understand we have an opportunity to positively impact our customers, their diners, our associates and the communities where we live and work. Our commitment to growing our sustainable and responsible product offerings, supporting our associates and communities, and engaging in best practices to reduce the environmental impact of our operations exemplifies our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
Proud recipient of 2021 Diversity Impact Awards™ Top 25 ERG Award and Forbes 2022 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity.
WOMEN’S FOODSERVICE FORUM
US Foods is proud to be a long-standing supporter of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), which aims to accelerate the advancement of women leaders. We are a partner and sponsor of WFF, contributing 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, followed by Kathryn Garaventa in 2021, and Shanti Stappas in 2022
US Foods also holds a private two-day event for its nominees to engage with executive leadership and expand professional development before the WFF conference
TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Through training, mentoring, e-learning, on-the-job development and professional development opportunities, we ensure women representation is significant as we are committed to building a pipeline of diverse talent inclusive of gender balanced teams. Our signature leadership development programs include:
Gateway to Leadership, inclusive of women new to becoming people managers
Aspire to Grow and Aspire to Lead, for high-potential women leaders at different stages of their career
LEARNING PARTNERS MENTORING PROGRAM
Our Learning Partners mentoring program matches diverse, high-potential US Foods leaders (mentees) with senior leaders (mentors), facilitating one-on-one, two-way learning and helping prepare women and diverse leaders for career advancement.