2018 Sustainability Report

Stakeholder Engagement

Building a better food future, together

We believe in the axiom that two heads are better than one. Partnerships are critical to our sustainability strategy. We engage in active partnerships with key stakeholders across our business, including team members, farmers, contract growers, NGOs, academic/research institutions and more, to fulfill our purpose of raising the world’s expectations for how much good food can do.

Highlights of key partnerships and how they came to life in FY2018 include:

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Area of Focus How We Engage & Respond
  • Fair treatment and human rights
  • Inclusion and engagement
  • Safe workplace
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Professional development
  • Regular communication
  • Environmental protection and resource conservation
  • ESL, GED, citizenship, functional literacy, financial and tax literacy, legal issues, health care, safety and accessing community resources and services
  • Core Values, Code of Conduct, Team Member Promise, Ethics HelpLine
  • Business resource groups
  • Safety policies, procedures, training and goals
  • Wage reviews and benefit program enhancements
  • Educational Assistance Program and Leadership College
  • Formalized internal communication activities, position statements and regular leadership meetings
  • Environmental policies, procedures and training
  • Upward Academy
Shareholders & Potential Investors
  • Competitive returns
  • Management accountability
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Sound governance and ethical business practices
  • Proactive management of business risks
  • Quarterly financial reports and shareholders meeting
  • Executive outreach, conferences and earnings calls
  • Code of Conduct and Board Committees
  • Global anti-corruption policy, gift and hospitality policy, and a charitable and political contribution policy
  • Investor website
Customers & Consumers
  • Safe, quality food products
  • Nutritious options
  • Competitive and affordable prices
  • Innovative products that meet needs
  • Product information
  • Animal welfare
  • Food safety programs and procedures
  • State-of-the-art research and development facility with Consumer Sensory Panels and Consumer Focus Group Learning Center
  • Commitment to proactively managing product input costs
  • Day-to-day contact with account management teams
  • Customer and consumer response centers
  • Tyson Foods consumer website for recipes, cooking instructions, nutritional information, product locators and more
  • Office of Animal Welfare and FarmCheck® Program
Government & Regulatory Agencies
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Transparent reporting
  • Collaboration in research and policy development
  • Program participation and partnerships
  • Management systems, policies and procedures across all aspects of the company’s annual operations
  • Annual financial reports, sustainability reports, timely submission of required reports
  • Government Affairs
  • Executive outreach
  • Industry associations and partnerships
  • Timely payment
  • Fair selection and business practices
  • Opportunities for business growth
  • Understanding of Tyson Foods’ expectations
  • Communication
  • Competitive bidding process
  • Supplier management program
  • Supplier Code of Conduct, Supplier Diversity Program and satisfaction surveys
  • Poultry Advisory Council, Contract Poultry Farmer Bill of Rights, and new investments in technology
Local Communities
  • Economic development
  • Involvement and support of local initiatives
  • Protection of the environment
  • Employment opportunities
  • Volunteerism
  • Strategic community involvement plans
  • Donations, community outreach and disaster relief
  • Environmental management systems
  • Regional recruiting program
  • Partnerships and sponsorships