2018 Sustainability Report

A Message from Our President and CEO

Noel White Profile

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At Tyson Foods, we’re building on our strong foundation to even better serve our customers and people’s changing tastes.

As we’ve said, our biggest opportunities for growth are in our value-added and international businesses – and I’m personally committed to sustainability in these areas and across our company.

  • We launched a land stewardship pilot program with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) using cloud-based technology that could potentially be ground-breaking in how we work with farmers to reduce GHG emissions, improve water quality and maximize farmer profitability.
  • We’re focused on accelerating and developing alternative protein – including through our own new product innovation – to give consumers even more protein options.
  • We joined United Nations Global Compact, and publicly committed to implementing sustainability principles that support human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.

In addition to joining the UN Global Compact, we also committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which focus on ending poverty and hunger; ensuring quality education for all; providing clean water and sanitation; and promoting decent work and economic growth.

These commitments and goals align with our core values and 5Cs culture. In fact, we already have several programs in place that support these principles. We continually strive to create a safe and healthy work environment; our Helping Hands program aids team members in times of need; we provide education programs through Upward Academy and technical skills training through our Connect 4 program; and Meals That Matter® supports disaster relief efforts. We’re a proud part of a global community of like-minded companies working to do good.

Every day, we’re acting on our purpose – to raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. We strive to deliver profitable business growth, while doing what’s right for our customers, consumers, suppliers, team members, communities, the planet and our shareholders. And we’ll keep raising expectations as we grow.

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Noel White
President & CEO, Tyson Foods