GRI Standards

Disclosure Number

Disclosure Title

2018 Response

GRI 102: General Disclosures

Organizational Profile

102-1

Name of the organization

Tyson Foods, Inc.

102-2

Activities, brands, products, and services

Approach – Our Business

102-3

Location of headquarters

Springdale, Arkansas

102-4

Location of operations

Approach – Our Business

102-5

Ownership and legal form

Publicly traded company (NYSE: TSN)

102-6

Markets served

Approach – Our Business

102-7

Scale of the organization

Approach – Our Business

102-8

Information on employees and other workers

Approach – Our Business

102-9

Supply chain

Approach – Our Business

102-10

Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

Tyson Foods 2018 Form 10-K (page 3)

102-11

Precautionary Principle or approach

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.

102-12

External initiatives

Approach – Stakeholder Engagement

102-13

Membership of associations

We are a corporate member of, or have individual team members that participant in, numerous industry groups and professional associations. We work with these groups and associations because they represent the food processing industry and business community in discussions with governmental agencies and other stakeholders. They are also instrumental in helping to reach industry consensus on important national policy issues. We have company representatives on the boards and committees of many of these groups and associations to ensure we have an avenue to voice questions, concerns, and opinions about policy or related activities. Examples of industry groups and associations we are involved in include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Global Food Safety Initiative; National Grain and Feed Association; Research Chef's Association; School Nutrition Association; Society for Human Resources Management; and the U.S Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.

Strategy

102-14

Statement from senior decision-maker

Our Approach – President & CEO Message

Ethics and Integrity

102-16

Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

Approach – Sustainability Strategy

Governance

102-18

Governance Structure

Our Approach – Governance

Stakeholder engagement

102-40

List of stakeholder groups

Approach – Stakeholder Engagement

102-41

Collective bargaining agreements

Tyson Foods 2018 Form 10-K, page 6

102-42

Identifying and selecting stakeholders

Approach – Stakeholder Engagement

102-43

Approach to stakeholder engagement

Our Approach – Governance

102-44

Key topics and concerns raised

Our Approach – Governance

Reporting Practices

102-45

Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

Tyson Foods 2018 Form 10-K (Exhibit 21)

102-46

Defining report content and topic Boundaries

Approach – Materiality

102-48

Restatements of information

Any restatements, and reasons for such, are footnoted as part of the data presentation within the body of the report.

102-49

Changes in reporting

Any changes are footnoted as part of the data presentation within the body of the report.

102-50

Reporting period

The editorial content of the Tyson Foods 2018 Sustainability Report generally covers subject matter for FY2018 (October 1, 2017 through September 29, 2018) and some of fiscal year 2019.

102-51

Date of most recent report

2018

102-52

Reporting cycle

Annual

102-53

Contact point for questions regarding the report

Leigh Ann Johnston
Director, Sustainable Food Strategy
leigh.ann.johnston@tyson.com
479-290-3419
Mailing Address:
Tyson Foods, Inc.
2200 W. Don Tyson Parkway, CP005
Springdale, AR 72762-6999

102-54

Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

Core

102-55

GRI content index

GRI

102-56

External assurance

This report is not externally assured.

GRI 200: Economic

GRI 205: Anti-Corruption

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Approach – Governannce
Tyson Code of Conduct
Workplace – Ethics & Compliance

103-2

The management approach and its components

Approach – Governannce
Tyson Code of Conduct
Workplace – Ethics & Compliance

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Workplace – Ethics & Compliance

205-1

Operations assessed for risks related to corruption

Our Approach – Governance

GRI 205: Anti-Competitive Behavior

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Approach – Governannce
Tyson Code of Conduct
Workplace – Ethics & Compliance

103-2

The management approach and its components

Approach – Governannce
Tyson Code of Conduct
Workplace – Ethics & Compliance

206-1

Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices

Tyson Foods 2018 Form 10-K, pages 15, 85-86

GRI 300: Environmental

GRI 302: Energy

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Environment – Energy & Emissions

103-2

The management approach and its components

Environment – Energy & Emissions

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Environment – Energy & Emissions

302-1

Location of operations

Environment – Energy & Emissions

302-2

Ownership and legal form

Environment – Energy & Emissions

302-4

Markets served

Environment – Energy & Emissions

GRI 303: Water and Effluents

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Environment – Water

103-2

The management approach and its components

Environment – Water

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Environment – Water

303-1

Interactions with water as a shared resource

Environment – Water

303-2

Management of water discharge-related impacts

Environment – Water

303-3

Water withdrawal

Environment – Water

303-4

Water discharge

Environment – Water

303-5

Water consumption

Environment – Water

GRI 305: Emissions

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Environment – Energy & Emissions

103-2

The management approach and its components

Environment – Energy & Emissions

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Environment – Energy & Emissions

305-1

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Environment – Energy & Emissions

305-2

Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

Environment – Energy & Emissions

305-4

GHG emissions intensity

Environment – Energy & Emissions

305-5

Reduction of GHG emissions

Environment – Energy & Emissions

GRI 306: Effluents and Waste

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Environment – Water

103-2

The management approach and its components

Environment – Water

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Environment – Water

306-3

Significant spills

Environment – Strategic Approach

GRI 307: Environmental Compliance

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Environment – Strategic Approach

103-2

The management approach and its components

Environment – Strategic Approach

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Environment – Strategic Approach

307-1

Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Environment – Strategic Approach

GRI 400: Social

GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Workplace – Engagement & Retention

103-2

The management approach and its components

Workplace – Engagement & Retention

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Workplace – Engagement & Retention

402-1

Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes

When significant operational changes have been determined (such as plant expansions or closures, acquisitions or investments in technology), we notify our team members of the changes. We share the news as transparently and timely as possible and are committed to continued communication as appropriate throughout the process. This approach is always a part of any change management we do. We are compliant with the U.S. Department of Labor Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN); local, state, or country-specific laws; or any requirements set forth in respective collective bargaining agreements.

GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Workplace – Health & Safety

103-2

The management approach and its components

Workplace – Health & Safety

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Workplace – Health & Safety

403-9

Work-related injuries

Workplace – Health & Safety

GRI 407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Workplace – Engagement & Retention

103-2

The management approach and its components

Workplace – Engagement & Retention

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Workplace – Engagement & Retention

407-1

Work-related injuries

To our knowledge, Tyson Foods did not have operations in FY2018 in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining were at risk. We maintain a Code of Conduct and Team Member Promise that specifically recognizes and respects the rights of our team members to join or not to join a trade union, or to have recognized employee representation in accordance with local law. At this time, we do not screen our suppliers and contractors for human rights, including the right to exercise freedom of association or collective bargaining. We do, however, maintain a Supplier Code of Conduct that sets forth our expectations of suppliers and contractors in regards to key business practices including the right of employees to freely associate.

GRI 412: Human Rights Assessment

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Workplace – Ethics & Compliance

103-2

The management approach and its components

Workplace – Ethics & Compliance

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Workplace – Ethics & Compliance

412-1

Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

Workplace – Ethics & Compliance

GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Food – Consumer Nutrition
Food – Food Safety & Quality

103-2

The management approach and its components

Food – Consumer Nutrition
Food – Food Safety & Quality

103-3

Evaluation of the management approach

Food – Food Safety & Quality

416-1

Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories

Food – Food Safety & Quality

416-2

Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services

Food – Food Safety & Quality

GRI 419: Socioeconomic Compliance

103-1

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Approach Governance
Tyson Code of Conduct
Workplace – Ethics & Compliance

103-2

The management approach and its components

Approach Governance
Tyson Code of Conduct
Workplace – Ethics & Compliance

419-1

Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area

Tyson Foods 2018 Form 10-K