WE ARE IN SUPERB SHAPE, CONSIDERING OUR AGEU.S. Foods roots go back a long way…more than 150 years. Through acquisition and organic growth, we’ve steadily built upon our greatest asset—our people. They are our equity…they are our prized inventory. U.S. Foods is a federation of extraordinarily diverse and talented people. Their talents have been blended together to create a team capable of catering to any need. Currently, we are one of only two national broadline distributors operating in the multibillion-dollar foodservice industry. Together we: • Provide food and related products and services to more than 250,000 customers, including restaurants, hospitals, hotels, schools and governmental operations. • Employ more than 26,000 associates and operate more than 60 distribution centers. • Offer more than 300,000 fresh, frozen, dry and nonfood products from every major national brand and a robust offering of exclusive brands of our own.
DOING THE RIGHT THING Integrity is a word you hear a lot these days. It means honesty, honor, character, ethical principles...simply doing the right thing. Out in the open or out of plain view. We believe passionately in doing the right thing. That’s why we created the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) program, which focuses on the following areas:• Improving environmental performance in our operations• Creating sustainable offerings through strategic business partnerships • Monogram Sustain™ • Marine Stewardship Council certified products • Enriching community engagement where we work and live through partnering with Our success depends on the quality of our products and service, and on the integrity of our business conduct. It’s our commitment to ethics and integrity that drives our decisions.Our associates are required to follow the Code of Conduct. And we don’t stop there—our suppliers and business partners also follow our business Code of Conduct. It is not an option; it is the foundation on which we stand.
WORDS HAVE FEELINGSIt’s always easier to “feel” what you stand for than it is to speak it. The feeling was always there at U.S. Foods, but we set out to find the words. We took surveys. We asked associates. But mostly, we listened to customers’ stories. And we heard wonderful things. Stories of heroism and compassion. A route driver saving a business from flames or whole divisions helping communities in need. We found that our people were the types of individuals who go beyond their roles, beyond our products, and far beyond our customers’ expectations. “Beyond” was the word…our touchstone…our keystone. Beyond product. Beyond service. Beyond the ordinary. “Your partner beyond the plate®.” More than words…it’s our anthem. A promise backed by three pillars guaranteed to place us a notch above:
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WE'RE A VILLAGE OF DIVERSE PEOPLEOur strength comes from our 26,000 associates. Our diversity inspires us. We value and cherish the differences in backgrounds, experiences, lifestyle, race and gender that we possess. As diverse as we are, from our route drivers to our corporate leaders, we all are bonded together by a passion for food, a commitment to our values and a dedication to going beyond to help our customers succeed. INTEGRITY BEYOND COMPARE—It is our most important value.We hold our colleagues, our suppliers, and ourselves to the highest level of ethical conduct, while offering products that reflect the industry’s best quality and food safety. SERVICE BEYOND EXPECTATIONS—Our focus is on the customer.We create a culture of service in every level of our organization through knowledge and skill-building programs that make us the most responsive team in the industry.RESOURCES BEYOND THE ORDINARY—We combine global support with local market solutions.We offer more than great products and local service ingenuity. We utilize our extensive global resources to give customers better solutions and value than they would receive anywhere else.
FOODSERVICE: HARD. WORKING WITH U.S. FOODS: EASYIt’s a lot harder than it looks. That’s true for a family-owned establishment, a major university, a national health care organization or the world’s largest multi-unit restaurant companies. There’s nothing easy about foodservice. Our company helps operators, owners and managers meet and exceed the expectations of their guests on a daily basis. We specialize in giving you the time to focus on your guests by taking the guesswork out of distribution.