Awards and Recognition
Tyson Foods Among ‘Most Admired Companies’
In February 2015, for the second consecutive year, Tyson Foods was named among “America’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine.
Fortune describes the annual “Most Admired” list as “the definitive report card on corporate reputations.” To determine the rankings, the publication commissions a survey of executives, analysts, and directors seeking opinions in nine categories of business strength.
We ranked fourth in the food production category in this year’s listing, two spots higher than a year ago. Our company scored its highest marks for innovation, people management, quality of management, and its long-term investment value.
Tyson Foods Makes 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
In April 2015, Tyson Foods was named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 16th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. This list recognizes public companies that had outstanding corporate-responsibility performance across seven categories including environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support. This is our first appearance on the list since 2012.
Tyson Foods Scores 85 out of 100 in 2016 Corporate Equality Index
Tyson Foods received a score of 85 out of 100 possible points in the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the index is a national benchmarking survey and report that evaluates lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
Tyson Foods Named Leading Company in Faith Equality Index
We were pleased to be named as a leading company in the first Faith Equality Index (FEI) rating. The FEI rates companies on the level of equality demonstrated for faith driven consumers and employees.
Tyson Foods Honored with Outstanding Veteran Employer Award
Tyson Foods was honored on November 11, 2015 by ARVets with the Outstanding Veteran Employer Award for its commitment to recruiting and hiring veterans. Our company received the award for our Camo to Khaki initiative.
Through this recruitment program, we’ve hired more than 3,000 military veterans during the past four years. Our commitment to supporting veterans and our U.S. Armed Forces, however, goes beyond our recruitment program.
2015 Honoree of Meatingplace’s Richard L. Knowlton Innovation Award
The Meatingplace magazine, a poultry, pork, and beef processing business information source, honored Tyson Foods and Donnie Smith with this year’s award for the company’s exceptional performance, business leadership, innovation, industry leadership, and corporate citizenship.
Tyson Foods Honored with Black Pearl Award for Food Safety
We were honored to be the recipient of the distinguished International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Black Pearl Award for food safety. The award is given to one company annually for its efforts in advancing food safety and quality through consumer programs, employee relations, education activities, adherence to standards, and support of the goals and objectives of IAFP.
Tyson Foods Campaign Receives Top Public Relations Award
In June 2015, Tyson Foods received the 2015 Public Relations Society of America’s distinguished Silver Anvil Award for the #myAGstory campaign launched at the 2014 National Future Farmers of America Convention. The goal for the #myAGstory campaign was to empower students to tell their personal stories about agriculture on social media, with the ultimate goal of trending on Twitter. The result was #myAGstory trending No. 1 on Twitter in the United States and No. 4 in the world on Oct. 30, 2014, with more than 2.8 million potential impressions.
Tyson Gift Lifts New Agriculture Research Center
The Tyson Family and Tyson Foods gave $5 million in March 2015 toward creating a first-of-its-kind agricultural research center in Arkansas.
The $5 million gift to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will significantly finance the new $16.3 million Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, which will feature high-tech agriculture research laboratories that will advance plant and animal sustainability, along with water quality research.
The facility will better help researchers create better, healthier, and more efficient ways for growing crops, raising farm animals, producing food, and protecting the state’s natural resources. The donation marks the largest individual gift our company has ever given to a University of Arkansas System division or campus.
Donnie and Terry Smith Recognized for Agricultural Giving
Donnie and Terry Smith were named the 2015 recipients of the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association’s prestigious Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding Philanthropist Award.
The award recognizes individuals with a record of sustained giving through their gifts to promote research, teaching and extension programs. The award also recognizes individuals who serve as advocates for agriculture and natural resources.
The couple received the award in June 2015 for their commitment to tackling food instability through an endowed chair at the University Of Tennessee Institute Of Agriculture, according to UTIA.