2018 Sustainability Report

Materiality

Engaging with Stakeholders to Set Priorities

To reassess the sustainability issues, risks and opportunities that are most important to our business and our stakeholders, Tyson Foods completed its second sustainability materiality assessment in calendar year 2017.

Our sustainability materiality assessment helps us identify and prioritize social, environmental and governance issues that matter most in our direct operations and supply chain. The process of identifying the importance of these issues involves, in part, reaching out to external stakeholders to capture their view into what is most important for the company from a sustainability perspective. This feedback helps us understand not only what we need to share in our sustainability reports, but is also useful in informing our sustainability strategy.

Conducting a materiality assessment refresh enables us to identify and prioritize significant economic, environmental and social impacts to Tyson Foods’ business and optimize sustainability investments in our business. Our materiality process followed these steps:

Tyson Materiality Process

Top Material Issues Identified in CY2017

Food Safety Animal Well-Being
and Management
Antibiotics Ethics Occupational
Health & Safety

Sustainability Materiality Matrix

Sustainable Material Matrix