Sysco Corporation

Sysco Corporation is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

Sysco Corp. is a wholesale distributor known for delivering food and other products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, and other customers.

Ticker: SYY

Humankind Value: $23.4 B

Revenue: $59.0 B

Market Cap: $43.4 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

Sysco generates positive Humankind Value on balance. The greatest contributors to this positive outcome are its impact on Crop Production ($28.6 B), Economic Value ($18.0 B), and Medical Services ($7.1 B). Sysco creates economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. We estimate that its positive value from Crop Production is linked to 594,386.5 equivalent life years, or years not lost to death or reduced quality of life. Downsides for Sysco are associated with its effect on Calorie Conversion (-$17.2 B) and Air Pollution (-$6.4 B). Economic Value and Air Pollution are attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities, while Crop Production, Medical Services, and Calorie Conversion are largely consequences of Sysco’s supply chain partners. While this company already has a positive Humankind Value when studied in isolation, consideration of supply chain interactions pushes its Humankind Value higher.

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