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SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Global Reporting Initiative™ Statement
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Tyson Foods referenced the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 2006 G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and its Food Processing Sector Supplement during the development of this report.

For this report, both Tyson Foods and GRI confirm that the GRI “A” application level has been met.

The index below provides details on the GRI indicators addressed in this report. Visit Global Reporting Initiative for additional information.

Standard Disclosures Part I:
Profile Disclosures

Section 1: Strategy and Analysis

Profile Disclosure Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments
1.1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization. Partially 1.1; 1.3; 1.4 Not Reported: Respect for internationally agreed upon standards and how they relate to the long-term organizational strategy and success.
Reason for Omission: Does not exist.
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities. Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.3; 3.0; 4.0; 5.0; 6.0; 7.1; 7.2 Also see pages 7-12 of Tyson Foods' 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K available on the company's Investor Relations website.

Section 2: Organizational Profile

Profile Disclosure Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments
2.1 Name of the organization. Fully 1.0; 2.0  
2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services. Partially 1.0; 1.6; 2.0;2.1; 2.2; 6.5 Not Reported: The degree to which outsourcing is utilized.
Reason for Omission: Proprietary information.
2.3 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. Fully 2.2; 6.5  
2.4 Location of organization's headquarters. Fully 2.0  
2.5 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report. Fully 2.1; 2.3; 6.5  
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form. Fully 2.0; 6.5  
2.7 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries). Fully 1.6;2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 6.5  
2.8 Scale of the reporting organization. Fully 1.2; 2.0;2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 3.2; 3.4; 6.1; 6.5 Also see pages 12 and 82 of Tyson Foods' Annual Report on Form 10-K available on the company's Investor Relations website.
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership. Fully 2.3  
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period. Fully 2.1; 3.3; 3.4; 4.5; 4.7; 5.1; 6.1  

Section 3: Report Parameters

Profile Disclosure Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments
3.1 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided. Fully 1.0; 7.0  
3.2 Date of most recent previous report (if any). Fully 7.0  
3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.) Fully 1.0; 7.0  
3.4 Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents. Fully 7.2; 7.6  
3.5 Process for defining report content. Fully 7.1; 7.2  
3.6 Boundary of the report (e.g., countries, divisions, subsidiaries, leased facilities, joint ventures, suppliers). See GRI Boundary Protocol for further guidance. Fully 7.0  
3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report (see completeness principle for explanation of scope). Fully 7.0  
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries, leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organizations. Fully 7.0  
3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report. Explain any decisions not to apply, or to substantially diverge from, the GRI Indicator Protocols. Fully 7.3  
3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g.,mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods). Fully 1.0; 7.4  
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report. Fully 7.4  
3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report. Fully 7.1; 8.0  
3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report. Fully 7.3  

Section 4: Governance, Commitments, and Engagement

Profile Disclosure Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments
4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight. Fully 3.1; 6.1  
4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer. Fully 6.1  
4.3 For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members. Fully 6.1  
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body. Fully 3.1; 6.1  
4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organization's performance (including social and environmental performance). Fully 6.1  
4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided. Fully 6.1  
4.7 Process for determining the qualifications and expertise of the members of the highest governance body for guiding the organization's strategy on economic, environmental, and social topics. Fully 6.1  
4.8 Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation. Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 4.0; 4.1; 4.3; 4.5; 5.0; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.4; 5.6; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3  
4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organization's identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles. Fully 3.1; 6.1  
4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance. Fully 6.1  
4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization. Fully GRI Index The “precautionary principle,” as defined by Article 15 of the Rio Principles established at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992, states that “where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.” Tyson Foods evaluates and manages environmental risks under its Environmental Management System. This approach includes data and guidance from environmental regulatory agencies, academia, and industry associations.
4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental, and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses. Fully 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 4.3; 4.5; 5.1; 5.3; 5.4; 5.6; 6.6  
4.13 Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations in which the organization:
  • Has positions in governance bodies;
  • Participates in projects or committees;
  • Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues; or
  • Views membership as strategic.
Fully 6.6  
4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization. Fully 7.2  
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage. Fully 7.2  
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group. Fully 7.2  
4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Fully 7.2  

Standard Disclosures Part II:
Disclosures on Management Approach (DMAs)

Sourcing (DMA SC)

Aspect Reported Cross-Reference
Protecting natural resources Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.1; 4.5; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6
Minimizing toxicity Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.1; 4.5; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6
Fair trade Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 5.1; 6.3; 6.6
Fair compensation for labor Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 5.1; 6.3
Traceability Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 5.1; 6.3; 6.4
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 5.1
Animal welfare Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 5.6; 6.4
Biofuels Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.1; 4.5; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7

Economic (DMA EC)

Aspect Reported Cross-Reference
Economic performance Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 2.0;2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 3.2; 3.4; 5.1; 6.0; 6.2; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2
Market presence Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 2.0;2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 3.2; 3.4; 5.1; 6.0; 6.2; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2
Indirect economic impacts Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 2.0;2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 3.2; 3.4; 5.1; 6.0; 6.2; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2

Environment (DMA EN)

Aspect Reported Cross-Reference
Materials Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.6; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2
Energy Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.6; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2
Water Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.6; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2
Biodiversity Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.6; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2
Emissions, effluents and waste Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.6; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2
Products and services Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.6; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2
Compliance Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.6; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2
Transport Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.6; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2
Overall Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.6; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.6; 6.7; 7.1; 7.2

Social: Labor Practices and Decent Work (DMA LA)

Aspect Reported Cross-Reference
Employment Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.6; 7.1; 7.2
Labor/management relations COMM Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.6; 7.1; 7.2
Occupational health and safety Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.6; 7.1; 7.2
Training and education Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.6; 7.1; 7.2
Diversity and equal opportunity Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.6; 7.1; 7.2

Social: Human Rights (DMA HR)

Aspect Reported Cross-Reference
Investment and procurement practices Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 7.1; 7.2
Non-discrimination Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 7.1; 7.2
Freedom of association and collective bargaining Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 7.1; 7.2
Child labor Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 7.1; 7.2
Forced and compulsory labor Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 7.1; 7.2
Security practices Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 7.1; 7.2
Indigenous rights Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 7.1; 7.2

Social: Society (DMA SO)

Aspect Reported Cross-Reference
Community Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 7.1; 7.2
Healthy and affordable food Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 7.1; 7.2
Corruption Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 7.1; 7.2
Public policy Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 7.1; 7.2
Anti-competitive behavior Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 7.1; 7.2
Compliance Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.7; 6.0; 6.1; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 7.1; 7.2

Product Responsibility (DMA PR)

Aspect Reported Cross-Reference
Customer health and safety Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 5.0; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.4; 5.5; 5.6; 6.0; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 6.6; 7.1; 7.2
Product and service labeling Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 5.0; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.4; 5.5; 5.6; 6.0; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 6.6; 7.1; 7.2
Marketing communications Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 5.0; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.4; 5.5; 5.6; 6.0; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 6.6; 7.1; 7.2
Customer privacy Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 5.0; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.4; 5.5; 5.6; 6.0; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 6.6; 7.1; 7.2
Compliance Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 5.0; 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.4; 5.5; 5.6; 6.0; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5; 6.6; 7.1; 7.2

Animal Welfare (DMA AW)

Aspect Reported Cross-Reference
Breeding and genetics Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 2.2; 5.6; 6.4; 7.1; 7.2
Animal husbandry Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 2.2; 5.6; 6.4; 7.1; 7.2
Transportation, handling and slaughter Fully 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5; 1.6; 2.2; 5.6; 6.4; 7.1; 7.2

Standard Disclosures Part III:
Performance Indicators

Sourcing

Performance Indicator Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments To Be Reported In
Across All Aspects of Sourcing
FP1

Core
Indicator
Percentage of purchased volume from suppliers compliant with company's sourcing policy. Not 6.3; GRI Index Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: At this time, Tyson Foods does not report a percent of purchased volume that is compliant with the company's sourcing policy. We may evaluate our abilities to report this data in the long-term future. In Section 6.3 of this report however, we discuss our approach to responsible sourcing, including the 2010 implementation of a Supplier Code of Conduct.
2017
FP2

Core
Indicator
Percentage of purchased volume which is verified as being in accordance with credible, internationally recognized responsible production standards, broken down by standard. Not 5.1; 6.3; GRI Index Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: At this time, Tyson Foods does not report a “percent of purchased volume” that is verified as being in accordance with credible, internationally recognized standards. We may evaluate our abilities to report this data in the long-term future. In Section 5.1 of this report, however, we discuss our approach to responsible ingredient sourcing including our requirement for ingredient suppliers to commit to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and gain certification against one of the benchmarked standards.
2017

Economic

Performance Indicator Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments To Be Reported In
Economic Performance
EC1 COMM

Core
Indicator
Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments. Fully 1.2; 1.6; 3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 5.1; 5.4; 6.3; 6.4 Explanation: Also see pages 17-31 of Tyson Foods' 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K available on the company's Investor Relations website.  
EC2

Core
Indicator
Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change. Partially 4.5; 6.0 Not Reported: Quantative estimate of the financial implications of climate change
Reason: Not available
Explanation: Also see page 11 of Tyson Foods' 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K available on the company's Investor Relations website.
2020
EC3

Core
Indicator
Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations. Fully GRI Index Explanation: See pages 63-67 of Tyson Foods' 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K available on the company's Investor Relations website.  
EC4 COMM

Core
Indicator
Significant financial assistance received from government. Fully GRI Index Explanation: The renewable fuels credit and federal general business credits are the significant financial benefits received from the government by Tyson Foods. In fiscal year 2011 and 2012, renewable fuel credits received by Tyson Foods were $21 million and $9.2 million respectively. Additionally, during fiscal years 2010, 2011, and 2012, the general business credits were reflected as tax benefits of approximately $9 million, $11 million, and $8 million, respectively.  
Market Presence
EC5 Range of ratios of standard entry level wage compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation. Fully 1.2; 3.2 Tyson Foods does not fully report on this non-core indicator.  
EC6

Core
Indicator
Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation. Partially 5.1; 6.3; 6.4 Not Reported: Percentage of procurement budget spent on local suppliers
Reason for Omission: Not available
2017
EC7

Core
Indicator
Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation. Partially 3.2 Not Reported: Definition of senior management and proportion of senior management from local communities
Reason for Omission: Not available
2017
Indirect Economic Impacts
EC8

Core
Indicator
Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind, or pro bono engagement. Partially 1.2; 3.2; 3.4 Not Reported: Current or expected impacts.
Reason for Omission: Not available.
2017
EC9 Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts. Not   Explanation: Tyson Foods does not report data on this non-core indicator.  

Environment

Performance Indicator Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments To Be Reported In
Economic Performance
EN1 COMM

Core
Indicator
Materials used by weight or volume. Not GRI Index Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not have data supporting this core indicator. The company will evaluate its abilities and various methodologies for collecting and reporting on this data in the long-term future. Specific to the food processing sector supplement however, Tyson Foods’ average weekly production in fiscal year 2012 included 41 million chickens, 132,000 head of cattle, and 403,000 head of hogs. Moreover, there are discussion points regarding raw materials and sources of supply on page 4 of Tyson Foods’ 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
2017
EN2

Core
Indicator
Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials. Not GRI Index Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not have data supporting this core indicator. The company will evaluate its abilities and various methodologies for collecting and reporting on this data in the long-term future.
Energy
EN3

Core
Indicator
Direct energy consumption by primary energy source. Partially 4.5; GRI Index Not Reported: By source
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods' direct energy sources include coal, natural gas, propane, fuel oil #6, fuel oil #2, and gasoline. Direct energy consumption information is tracked on a calendar year basis. For calendar years 2010 and 2011, the company's direct energy consumption was 33,361,517 and 25,712,162 MMBtu, respectively. These performance numbers for calendar years 2010 and 2011 do not include transportation fuel.
2014
EN4

Core
Indicator
Indirect energy consumption by primary source. Fully 4.5; GRI Index Explanation: Tyson Foods' indirect energy source includes electricity. Indirect energy consumption information is tracked on a calendar year basis. For calendar years 2010 and 2011, the company's indirect energy consumption was 3,870,875 and 4,766,332 megawatts, respectively.
EN5 Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements. Fully GRI Index Explanation: Tyson Foods is currently implementing a web-based, real-time process for energy management that focuses on monitoring and reporting total usage of energy, water, and the sub-processes related to our primary energy-intensive systems like compressed-air, cooking, hydraulics, refrigeration, steam, and tempered-water systems. We anticipate this process will provide important data that will result in energy efficiency and optimization projects.
EN6 Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives. Fully 4.5
EN7 Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved. Not Explanation: Tyson Foods does not report data for this non-core indicator.
Water
EN8

Core
Indicator
Total water withdrawal by source. Partially 4.5; GRI Index Not Reported: Water withdrawal by source
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not have data supporting the “by source” requirement of this core indicator. The company does report in Section 4.5 its total water withdrawal for fiscal year 2012. The company however is currently partnering with the University of Arkansas to perform an assessment of our water usage and treatment footprint. Additional details about this partnership are described in Section 4.5 of this report. The company will evaluate its abilities to collect and report this data in the near future.
2017
EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water. Partially 4.5; Not Reported: Water sources significantly impacted
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not report on this non-core indicator. The company however is currently partnering with the University of Arkansas to perform an assessment of our water usage and treatment footprint. Additional details about this partnership are described in Section 4.5 of this report. The company will evaluate its abilities to collect and report this data in the near future.
2017
EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused. Partially 1.2; 4.5 Not Reported: As percentage of total water withdrawal
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods’ efforts to reduce, reuse, and/or recycle water are presented as the company’s water conservation efforts.
2017
Biodiversity
EN11 COMM

Core
Indicator
Location and size of land or waters owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. Fully GRI Index Explanation: After reviewing the regional biodiversity "hotspots" identified by Conservation International, Tyson Foods, at this time, has not identified any of its U.S.-based operations that are in, or adjacent to, legally protected high biodiversity areas including water. For additional details, please visit Conservation International. Moreover, as discussed in section 4.5 of this report, Tyson Foods operates its full and pretreatment wastewater facilities in accordance with the permit requirements issued by the applicable regulatory agencies. These permit requirements give consideration to the conditions of the receiving stream in which the company’s treated food process water will be discharged.
EN12

Core
Indicator
Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. Fully GRI Index Explanation: See comment for EN11
EN13 COMM Habitats protected or restored. Not Explanation: See comment for EN11
EN14 Strategies, current actions, and future plans for managing impacts on biodiversity. Not Explanation: See comment for EN11
EN15 Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk. Not Explanation: See comment for EN11
Emissions, Effluents and Waste
EN16

Core
Indicator
Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. Fully 4.5
EN17

Core
Indicator
Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. Fully 4.5
EN18 Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved. Partially 4.5 Not Reported: Reductions achieved
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods does not fully report on this non-core indicator but may consider reporting this information in the long-term future.
2020
EN19

Core
Indicator
Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight. Fully GRI Index Explanation: Tyson Foods’ emissions of ozone depleting substances (HCFC 134/134a) were approximately 0.001 million metric tons in calendar year 2010 and 0.003 million metric tons in calendar year 2011. This represents 0.01 percent of the company’s total air emissions in 2010 and 0.07 in 2011.
EN20

Core
Indicator
NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight. Partially 4.5 Not Reported: By weight
Reason for Omission: Not available
2020
EN21

Core
Indicator
Total water discharge by quality and destination. Not GRI Index Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not report data supporting this core indicator. The company however is currently partnering with the University of Arkansas to perform a two-stage assessment of water scarcity and usage. Additional details about this assessment are available in section 4.5 of this report. The company will evaluate its ability to report this data in the long-term future.
2017
EN22

Core
Indicator
Total weight of waste by type and disposal method. Partially 4.5; 6.3 Not Reported: By type and disposal method
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not report data supporting the "by type and disposal method" requirement of this core indicator. The company will evaluate its abilities to report this data in the long-term future. The company does discuss, however, its waste management and recycling practices in section 4.5 and 6.3 of this report.
2017
EN23

Core
Indicator
Total number and volume of significant spills. Partially 4.6 Not Reported: Total volume of significant spills
Reason for Omission: Not available
2017
EN24 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally. Not Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not report on this non-core indicator.
EN25 Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization's discharges of water and runoff. Not Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not report on this non-core indicator.
Products and Services
EN26

Core
Indicator
Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation. Fully 4.0; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.7; 6.3
EN27

Core
Indicator
Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category. Partially 4.5; 6.3; GRI Index Not Reported: Reclaimed packaging materials
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not report data supporting this core indicator. The company will evaluate its abilities to report percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category in the long-term future. In sections 4.5 and 6.3 of this report, however, the company discusses its approach to sustainable packaging.
2017
Compliance
EN28

Core
Indicator
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations. Fully 4.5; 4.6
Transport
EN29 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization's operations, and transporting members of the workforce. Partially 4.5; 6.3 Not Reported: Transporting of members of the workforce
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods does not report data on the environmental impacts of transporting members of the workforce. This may be something we report in the long-term future.
2020
Overall
EN30 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type. Partially 4.5 Not Reported: Total environmental protection expenditures and investments
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods does not report data on its total environmental expenditures and investments by type. This may be something we report in the long-term future.
2020

Social: Labor Practices and Decent Work

Performance Indicator Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments To Be Reported In
Employment
LA1

Core
Indicator
Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region. Partially 3.2; GRI Index Not Reported: By employment contract and region
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods reports the total number of employees, whom we call Team Members. The vast majority of the company's U.S.-based Team Members serve in full-time positions.
2017
LA2

Core
Indicator
Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region. Partially 3.2; GRI Index Not Reported: By age, group, gender, and region
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods reports that its turnover rate continued to trend downward in fiscal year 2012. At this time, however, this is not broken down by age, group, gender, or region. This may be a reporting indicator the company further evaluates for reporting capabilities in the long-term future.
2017
LA3 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations. Fully 3.2
Labor/Management Relations
LA4

Core
Indicator
Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements. Fully 3.2
LA5

Core
Indicator
Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements. Fully 3.2
FP3

Core
Indicator
Percentage of working time lost due to industrial disputes, strikes and/or lock-outs, by country. Fully GRI Index Explanation: Tyson Foods experienced zero lost working days due to industrial disputes, strikes, and/or lock-outs during fiscal year 2012.
Occupational Health and Safety
LA6 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs. Fully 3.3
LA7

Core
Indicator
Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region. Fully 1.2; 3.3
LA8

Core
Indicator
Education, training, counseling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases. Fully 3.2; 3.3
LA9 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions. Fully GRI Index Explanation: All of Tyson Foods' collective bargaining agreements contain provisions related to workplace health and safety. These agreements spell out the company's commitment to being in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to worker health and safety.
Training and Education
LA10 Average hours of training per year per employee by employee category. Partially 3.0; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 4.2; 4.5; 5.1; 5.3; 5.4; 5.6; 6.3; 7.2; GRI Index Not Reported: Average hours per employee by employee category
Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods maintains extensive training programs related to key business areas such as food safety; ethics and code of conduct; anti-trust and corruption; workplace safety; animal well-being; employment practices; and environmental protection. At this time, the company does not track average training hours per employee by category. This may be a reporting indicator the company further evaluates for reporting capabilities in the long-term future.
2017
LA11 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings. Fully 3.2; 5.3; 5.4; 5.6; 6.3
LA12 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews. Fully 3.2
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
LA13

Core
Indicator
Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity. Fully 6.1
LA14

Core
Indicator
Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category. Not GRI Index Reason for Omission: Not available
Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not report data supporting this core indicator. The company will evaluate its abilities to report the ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category in the long-term future.
2017

Social: Human Rights

Performance Indicator Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments To Be Reported In
Investment and Procurement Practices
HR1

Core
Indicator
Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening. Not GRI Index Reason for Omission: Not material.
Explanation: For the company's U.S.-based operations, its investment clauses discuss compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations but do not specifically include human rights clauses
 
HR2

Core
Indicator
Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken. Partially 6.3; GRI Index Not Reported: Percentage of supplier declined performance conditions.
Reason for Omission:Not available.
Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not screen its suppliers and contractors for human rights. The company has implemented a “Supplier Code of Conduct” however that sets forth supplier and contractor expectations on key business issues such as regulatory compliance, employment practices (including human rights), food safety and quality assurance, workplace health and safety, animal well-being, and environmental protection.
2020
HR3 Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained. Fully 3.1; 3.2; 3.3 Explanation: Tyson Foods has a Code of Conduct that applies to one-hundred percent of our board members and domestic Team Members, business divisions, and subsidiaries. Additionally, our company maintains an International Code of Conduct that applies to our international subsidiaries and is consistent with the Code of Conduct (the Code of Conduct and International Code of Conduct are collectively referred to as the “Code”). Both documents provide consistent direction on how we are to conduct ourselves with respect to key business requirements.  
Non-discrimination
HR4

Core
Indicator
Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken. Not 3.2; GRI Index Reason for Omission: Proprietary information.
Explanation: Generally, Tyson Foods does not publicly discuss reported incidents of discrimination. As noted in Section 3.2 of this report however, we consider discrimination to be a serious issue and invest considerable resources to prevent its occurrence. Moreover, we fully investigate each allegation of discrimination and, if necessary, implement corrective action. Alleged incidents of discrimination resulting in state or federal court filings are generally a matter of public record. While state and federal databases may be subject to a subscription or search fee, these records can typically be accessed within the respective court system via the Internet.
 
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
HR5

Core
Indicator
Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights. Fully GRI Index Explanation: To Tyson Foods' knowledge, the company does not have operations in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining are at risk.  
Child Labor
HR6

Core
Indicator
Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor. Fully GRI Index Explanation: To Tyson Foods' knowledge, the company does not have operations at risk for incidents of child labor.  
Forced and Compulsory Labor
HR7

Core
Indicator
Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labor. Fully GRI Index Explanation: To Tyson Foods' knowledge, the company does not have operations at risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor.  
Security Practices
HR8 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization's policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations. Not   Explanation: Tyson Foods does not report data on this non-core indicator.  
Indigenous Rights
HR9 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken. Fully GRI Index Explanation: To Tyson Foods' knowledge,the company has not incurred any incidents in which the rights of indigenous people were violated.  

Social: Society

Performance Indicator Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments To Be Reported In
Community
SO1

Core
Indicator
Nature, scope, and effectiveness of any programs and practices that assess and manage the impacts of operations on communities, including entering, operating, and exiting. Partially 3.2; 3.4; 4.5; 6.3; 6.4; 7.2 Not reported: Effectiveness of the programs and practices for entering and exiting communities.
Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: Tyson Foods reports on the programs and practices it implements which are designed to manage the company's impacts on local communities. The company will evaluate its capabilities to report on the effectiveness of these programs and practices in the long-term future.
2020
Healthy and Affordable Food
FP4

Core
Indicator
Nature, scope and effectiveness of any programs and practices (in-kind contributions, volunteer initiatives, knowledge transfer, partnerships and product development) that promote healthy lifestyles; the prevention of chronic disease; access to healthy, nutritious and affordable food; and improved welfare for communities in need. Fully 1.2; 1.6; 3.3; 3.4; 5.4    
Corruption
SO2

Core
Indicator
Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption. Fully 6.1    
SO3

Core
Indicator
Percentage of employees trained in organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures. Fully 6.1    
SO4

Core
Indicator
Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption. Partially 6.1; GRI Index Not reported: Incidents in which employees were dismissed or disciplined or contracts with business partners were not renewed.
Reason for Omission: Proprietary information.
Explanation: During the past several years various events have led Tyson Foods to focus significant attention on anti-corruption laws. These events include the company's expanding international presence, new laws and regulations focused on the ethical conduct of global business, and a matter the company resolved in 2011 with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
During this period the company analyzed what other multinational companies do in regards to anti-corruption compliance, reviewed good business practices and monitored changing laws and enforcement practices. Based on this analysis, Tyson Foods developed three new policies in 2011 that provide Team Members with rules and guidance to help ensure anti-corruption laws are not violated. The policies include a Global Anti-corruption Policy, a Gift and Hospitality Policy, and a Charitable and Political Contribution Policy, and these policies provide Team Members with updated standards and procedures governing gifts, entertainment, travel, contributions, donations and other practices that can lead to corrupt activity.
 
Public Policy
SO5 COMM

Core
Indicator
Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying. Fully 6.6; 6.7    
SO6 Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country. Fully 6.6    
Anti-Competitive Behavior
SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes. Not   Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not report on this non-core indicator.  
Compliance
SO8

Core
Indicator
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations. Partially 3.2; GRI Index Not reported: Number of non-monetary sanctions and cases brought through dispute resolution mechanisms.
Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: For this indicator, Tyson Foods defines “significant” as fines equal to or greater than $500,000 dollars. Specific fines equal to or greater than this amount are presented in section 3.2.
2020

Social: Product Responsibility

Performance Indicator Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments To Be Reported In
Customer Health and Safety
PR1 COMM

Core
Indicator
Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures. Fully 1.2; 5.1; 5.3; 5.4; 5.6; 6.3; 6.4; 6.5 Explanation: Tyson Foods is in the beginning stages of assessing the environmental and social impacts of its products. Current social and environmental life-cycle assessment activities are carried out through the company’s membership with The Sustainability Consortium. The Sustainability Consortium drives scientific research and the development of standards and tools, through a collaborative process, to enhance the ability to understand and address the environmental, social, and economic implications of products. Moreover, the Consortium seeks to change the way product value is measured and transform the consumer market. As a founding and Tier I member of the Consortium, Tyson Foods is able to:
  • Contribute to the creation of new standards for measuring and reporting product sustainability, also known as the Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System (SMRS);
  • Participate in sector-specific and Consortium-wide research projects involving product sustainability with the top researchers in environmental science and corporate social responsibility;
  • Interact with many of the premier sustainability firms in the world;
  • Enhance visibility in our supply-chain network to identify value and sustainability performance; and
  • Gain access to innovative tools, best available science, and technical support to find the biggest business and sustainability opportunities in our value chain using affordable life-cycle assessment.
Learn more about the The Sustainability Consortium.
 
PR2 COMM

Core
Indicator
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes. Not GRI Index Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not report data supporting this core food processing indicator. This may be a reporting indicator we further evaluate for reporting capabilities in the long-term future.
2020
FP5

Core
Indicator
Percentage of production volume manufactured in sites certified by an independent third party according to internationally recognized food safety management system standards. Partially 5.1; GRI Index Not reported: Percentage of production volume.
Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not report data supporting the “percentage of production volume” requirement of this core indicator. This is a reporting indicator we will further evaluate for reporting capabilities in the near future. As discussed in Section 5.1 of this report, Tyson Foods maintains food safety laboratories that are third party certified. Moreover, as detailed in Section 5.1 of this report, Tyson Foods began pursuing its Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification in July 2008. Review section 5.1 for additional details around this food processing indicator.
2017
FP6

Core
Indicator
Percentage of total sales volume of consumer products, by product category, that are lowered in saturated fat, trans fats, sodium and sugars. Partially 5.4; GRI Index Not reported: Percentage of total sales.
Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: Details around some of Tyson Foods’ efforts to produce products that are lower in saturated fats, trans fat, sodium, and added sugars are available in section 5.4 of this report. At this time however, Tyson Foods is not reporting data regarding the percent of total sales volume for these products. This is a reporting indicator we will further evaluate for reporting capabilities in the near future.
2017
FP7

Core
Indicator
Percentage of total sales volume of consumer products, by product category sold, that contain increased fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals or functional food additives. Partially 5.4; GRI Index Not reported: Percentage of total sales.
Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: Details around some of Tyson Foods’ efforts to produce products containing increased nutritious ingredients are available in section 5.4 of this report. At this time however, Tyson Foods is not reporting data regarding the percent of total sales volume for these products. This is a reporting indicator we will further evaluate for reporting capabilities in the near future.
2017
Product and Service Labeling
PR3 COMM

Core
Indicator
Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements. Fully 5.1 5.4; GRI Index Explanation: As noted in Food Processing Commentary for GRI Indicator PR1, Tyson Foods is in the beginning stages of assessing the environmental and social impacts of its products. Current social and environmental life-cycle assessment (LCA) activities are carried out through the company’s membership with The Sustainability Consortium. Tyson Foods does, however, offer some limited environmental and social information to customers and consumers via product packaging and the company’s website. This includes but is not limited to packaging recyclability and educational investment programs. As the company matures in its LCA activities, we will evaluate our opportunities to provide more environmental and social product information to customers and consumers. We anticipate this being a long-term future activity.  
FP8

Core
Indicator
Policies and practices on communication to consumers about ingredients and nutritional information beyond legal requirements. Fully 5.1; 5.2; 5.4; GRI Index Explanation: Also see tyson.com for information regarding meal ideas that are Fat Friendly (less than or equal to 10 grams), Calorie Smart (less than or equal to 600 calories), Carb Smart (less than or equal to 30 grams), and Sodium Sensible (less than or equal to 720 milligrams).  
PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes. Partially 5.1 Not reported: Total number of incidents resulting in fines, warnings, or non-compliance with voluntary codes.
Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: Tyson Foods does not fully report on this non-core indicator.
 
PR5 Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction. Partially 5.2; 5.3; 5.4 Not reported: Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction.
Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: Tyson Foods does not report fully on this non-core indicator.
 
Marketing Communications
PR6 COMM

Core
Indicator
Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. Fully 5.5    
PR7 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship by type of outcomes. Fully 5.5    
Customer Privacy
PR8 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data. Not   Explanation: Tyson Foods currently does not report on this non-core indicator.  
Compliance
PR9

Core
Indicator
Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services. Fully   Explanation: For this indicator, Tyson Foods defines “significant” as fines equal to or greater than $100,000 dollars. During fiscal year 2012, Tyson Foods did not incur any fines related to non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of our products and services equal to or greater than this amount. Details regarding product recalls however are provided in section 5.1 of this report.  

Animal Welfare

Performance Indicator Description Reported Cross-Reference Comments To Be Reported In
Breeding and Genetics
FP9

Core
Indicator
Percentage and total of animals raised and/or processed, by species and breed type. Partially 2.0; 2.2 Not Reported: By breed type.
Reason for Omission: Proprietary information.
Explanation: Tyson Foods’ currently does not report data regarding the “breed type” portion of this indicator as this is proprietary information. Commentary is provided however in Section 2.0 of this report pertaining to types of species processed and average weekly production rates. Additional information about the company’s business model is available on pages 3-6 of the company’s 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Investor Relations website.
 
Animal Husbandry
FP10

Core
Indicator
Policies and practices, by species and breed type, related to physical alterations and the use of anesthetic anesthetic. Fully 5.6; GRI Index Explanation: As stated in section 5.6 of this report, Tyson Foods does not practice beak trimming or toe trimming in broilers, nor do the company's independent poultry producers. For the cattle and hogs procured on the open market, the company supports generally accepted management practices for physical alterations and the use of anesthetics as prescribed by science, veterinary practices, and industry associations.  
FP11

Core
Indicator
Percentage and total of animals raised and/or processed, by species and breed type, per housing type. Partially 5.6; GRI Index Not Reported: Percent and total of animals raised and processed.
Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: Tyson Foods’ currently does not report data supporting the “percent and total of animals raised and processed” portion of this indicator. This may be something the company reports in the long-term future. Commentary is provided however in section 5.6 of this report pertaining to the housing of broiler and breeder chickens and gestation stalls for sows.
2017
FP12

Core
Indicator
Policies and practices on antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, hormone, and/or growth promotion treatments, by species and breed type. Fully 5.6; 6.4    
Transportation, Handling and Slaughter
FP13

Core
Indicator
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with laws and regulations, and adherence with voluntary standards related to transportation, handling, and slaughter practices for live terrestrial and aquatic animals. Partially GRI Index Not Reported: Cases and total number of non-compliant incidents with laws, regulations, and voluntary codes related to transportation, handling, and slaughter of animals.
Reason for Omission: Not available.
Explanation: Tyson Foods only partially reports data supporting this core food processing indicator. This may be a reporting indicator the company further evaluates for reporting capabilities in the long-term future.
2017

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