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SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

To ensure the integrity of our social, environmental, and financial performance data, we employ a variety of internal and external measurement resources and systems. Below we highlight some of these resources and systems.

Financial Data
The financial performance data reproduced in this sustainability report is primarily derived from Tyson Foods’ 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K. The report describes the company’s accounting principles in detail and is available through our Investor Relations website.

Social Data
The social performance data shared in this report is related to Team Member staffing, compensation and benefits, professional development, workplace safety, hunger relief, and community support. This data is collected from numerous sources including the company’s business-management database; payroll system; Environmental, Health, and Safety Incident Reporting System; workers' compensation system; public documents; various spreadsheets and systems maintained by our business units; and Tyson Foods’ 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Details pertaining to the scope and limitations of the data points shared in this report are presented as footnotes alongside, or adjacent to, the specific data point.

Environmental Data
The environmental performance data shared in this report is related to consumption, disposal, emissions, recycling, and regulatory compliance. This data is collected from numerous sources including the company’s business-management database, Electronic Compliance Automation Toolset, and Environmental, Health, and Safety Incident Reporting System; statements and performance reports from utility and service providers; public documents; and compliance reports and notifications to and from federal, state, and local environmental agencies. Details pertaining to the scope and limitations of the data points shared in this report are presented as footnotes alongside, or adjacent to, the specific data point.

Each business unit collects and verifies data for which it is responsible; some of this data is verified for regulatory compliance via both internal and external audit processes. In addition, internal subject matter experts reviewed each section of this report to ensure completeness and accuracy of the information presented. Tyson Foods’ management, along with its Legal Department, conducted a review of the information presented in this report and is responsible for its overall integrity. An external, third-party has not provided assurance for this report.

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