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Sysco Becomes Patron Member of Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

 


Toronto, ON – May 8, 2020 – Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is pleased to announce Sysco as the newest patron member. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing, and distributing food and non-food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers around the world.

“Sysco is equipped and ready to serve all Indigenous communities in their time of need. We are interested in working side-by-side to build mutually-beneficial partnerships with communities and community members to ensure the supply chain for fresh wholesome food is available to all Indigenous people,” said Randy White, president of Sysco Canada. “Although we are early in our journey, we recognize the significance of this work. We are proud to be a patron of CCAB and see this as an important step in building on our commitment to support Indigenous communities across Canada.”

Sysco is committed to the reconciliation, empowerment, and sustainability of Indigenous communities across Canada. Sysco can achieve this through a multi-pronged and multi-year strategy focused on raising awareness, building community relations, and forging business partnerships.

CCAB Patrons represent the innovators that have made the highest commitment to bridging gaps between Aboriginal businesses, Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations, and corporate Canada.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Sysco as a patron member,” says Tabatha Bull, CCAB’s president and CEO. “In this time of economic uncertainty, we are inspired by Sysco’s extraordinary dedication to Aboriginal business and economic reconciliation.”

About Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is committed to the full participation of Indigenous peoples in Canada’s economy. A national, non-partisan association, CCAB offers knowledge, resources and programs to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal owned companies that foster economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples and businesses across Canada.

For more information visit http://www.ccab.com.

About Sysco

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates more than 320 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2019 that ended June 29, 2019, the company generated sales of more than $60 billion. Information about our CSR program, including Sysco’s 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, can be found here.

 

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