Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., USA, US Foods is a nationwide foodservice distributor which services independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions.

“US Foods is committed to improving the sustainability and traceability of the seafood supply chain and bringing our customers the highest quality products,” said Sylvia Wulf, senior vice president, Center of Plate, US Foods. “Our alliance with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership will help ensure that we are well-informed and positioned to encourage sustainable sourcing and fishing practices of our exclusive brand seafood. This commitment is a journey of constant improvement, and this partnership helps to ensure we are on the right path.”

SFP will be working with US Foods to help the company continue to improve its sustainable seafood procurement efforts and work toward achieving its sustainability goals. SFP Director of Buyer Engagement Kathryn Novak said she hopes a partnership with a major foodservice company such as US Foods will help SFP to better understand the foodservice sector.

“We’re excited to be working with US Foods and to have them join us in our mission to improve the sustainability of global seafood,” Novak said. “The leverage they can bring to the table to encourage others to get on the path toward continuous improvement is very exciting.”