Houston, Texas
Food and Staples Retailing

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk


By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Sysco increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in vendor selection and marketing. Sysco forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. Sysco vets international vendors for LGBTQ policies. The company supports the Equality Act and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The company opposed various state and local legislation intended to protect parental rights, girls’ sports, bathroom facilities, and gendered spaces. Sysco does not discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or beliefs and has not used its PAC contributions for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Sysco receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Sysco

Kevin Hourican

Kevin Hourican


Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Sysco is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Food and Staples Retailing industry. Kevin Hourican and Edward D. Shirley serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $251,650 to Republican causes and $61,478 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Sysco currently holds a 'Medium Risk' risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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ESG Category
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
11/17/23SocialHumane Society of the U.S.Policy for Eliminating Gestation Crates in Pork Supply Chainagainst30.92%
11/18/22EnvironmentalGreen Century Capital ManagementReport on Efforts to Reduce Plastic UseFor92.10%
11/18/22EnvironmentalSHARE (Sharehldr Assoc for Research & EducCommission Third-Party Report Assessing Supply Chain RisksAgainst18.70%
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