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GRI Standards

Disclosure Title Response
GRI 102: General Disclosures
Organizational profile
Disclosure: 102-1 Title: Name of the organization Response: Tyson Foods, Inc.
Disclosure: 102-2 Title: Activities, brands, products, and services Response: Approach — Our Business
Disclosure: 102-3 Title: Location of headquarters Response: Springdale, Arkansas
Disclosure: 102-4 Title: Location of operations Response: Approach — Our Business;
Tyson Foods 2019 Form 10-K (page 5)
Disclosure: 102-5 Title: Ownership and legal form Response: Publicly traded company (NYSE: TSN)
Disclosure: 102-6 Title: Markets served Response: Approach — Our Business;
Tyson Foods 2019 Form 10-K (page 5)
Disclosure: 102-7 Title: Scale of the organization Response: Approach — Our Business
Disclosure: 102-8 Title: Information on employees and other workers Response: Approach — Our Business
Disclosure: 102-9 Title: Supply chain Response: Approach — Our Business
Disclosure: 102-10 Title: Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Response: Tyson Foods 2019 Form 10-K (page 3)
Disclosure: 102-11 Title: Precautionary Principle or approach Response: 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.

See also, Environment — Strategic Approach
Disclosure: 102-12 Title: External initiatives Response: United Nations Global Compact
Approach — Stakeholder Engagement
Disclosure: 102-13 Title: Membership of associations Response: We are a corporate member of, or have individual team members that participate 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; CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion; Global Food Safety Initiative; Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef; Leather Working Group; National Grain and Feed Association; Research Chefs Association; Roundtable for Sustainable Soy; School Nutrition Association; Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit; Society for Human Resources Management; Sustainable Packaging Coalition; The Valuable 500; U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings, Better Plants; and the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry and Egg.
Strategy
Disclosure: 102-14 Title: Statement from senior decision-maker Response: Approach — CEO Message
Ethics and integrity
Disclosure: 102-16 Title: Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Response: Approach — Governance;
Workplace — Ethics & Compliance
Governance
Disclosure: 102-18 Title: Governance structure Response: Approach — Governance
Stakeholder engagement
Disclosure: 102-40 Title: List of stakeholder groups Response: Approach — Stakeholder Engagement — Summary of Stakeholder Dialogue and Outcomes
Disclosure: 102-41 Title: Collective bargaining agreements Response: Workplace — Engagement & Retention — About Our Workforce;
Tyson Foods 2019 Form 10-K (page 6)
Disclosure: 102-42 Title: Identifying and selecting stakeholders Response: Approach — Stakeholder Engagement
Disclosure: 102-43 Title: Approach to stakeholder engagement Response: Approach — Stakeholder Engagement
Disclosure: 102-44 Title: Key topics and concerns raised Response: Approach — Stakeholder Engagement
Reporting practices
Disclosure: 102-45 Title: Entities included in the consolidated financial statements Response: Tyson Foods 2019 Form 10-K (Exhibit 21)
Disclosure: 102-46 Title: Defining report content and topic Boundaries Response: Approach — Materiality
Disclosure: 102-47 Title: List of material topics Response: Approach — Materiality — Sustainability Materiality Matrix
Disclosure: 102-48 Title: Restatements of information Response: Any restatements, and reasons for such, are footnoted as part of the data presentation within the body of the report.
Disclosure: 102-49 Title: Changes in reporting Response: Any changes are footnoted as part of the data presentation within the body of the report.
Disclosure: 102-50 Title: Reporting period Response: The editorial content of the Tyson Foods 2019 Sustainability Report generally covers subject matter for FY2019 (October 1, 2018 through September 29, 2019) and some of fiscal year 2020.
Disclosure: 102-51 Title: Date of most recent report Response: 2019
Disclosure: 102-52 Title: Reporting cycle Response: Annual
Disclosure: 102-53 Title: Contact point for questions regarding the report Response: 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
Disclosure: 102-54 Title: Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards Response: Core
Disclosure: 102-55 Title: GRI content index Response: GRI Content Index (pages 103-109)
Disclosure: 102-56 Title: External assurance Response: This report is not externally assured.
GRI 200: Economic
GRI 205: Anti-corruption
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Approach — Governance
Workplace — Ethics & Compliance
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Approach — Governance
Tyson Code of Conduct
Workplace — Ethics & Compliance
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Approach — Governance
Tyson Code of Conduct
Workplace — Ethics & Compliance
Disclosure: 205-1 Title: Operations assessed for risks related
to corruption
Response: Workplace — Ethics & Compliance
GRI 206: Anti-competitive Behavior
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Approach — Governance
Tyson Code of Conduct
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Approach — Governance
Tyson Code of Conduct
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Approach — Governance
Tyson Code of Conduct
Disclosure: 206-1 Title: Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices Response: Tyson Foods 2019 Form 10-K, pages 17-18, 80-82
GRI 300: Environmental
GRI 302: Energy
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
Disclosure: 302-1 Title: Energy consumption within the organization Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
Disclosure: 302-3 Title: Energy intensity Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions
Disclosure: 302-4 Title: Reduction of energy consumption Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
GRI 303: Water and Effluents
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Environment — Water;
CDP Water Security 2019
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Environment — Water;
CDP Water Security 2019
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Environment — Water;
CDP Water Security 2019
Disclosure: 303-1 Title: Interactions with water as a shared resource Response: Environment — Water;
CDP Water Security 2019
Disclosure: 303-2 Title: Management of water discharge-related impacts Response: Environment — Water;
CDP Water Security 2019
Disclosure: 303-3 Title: Water withdrawal Response: Environment — Water;
CDP Water Security 2019
Disclosure: 303-4 Title: Water discharge Response: Environment — Water;
CDP Water Security 2019
Disclosure: 303-5 Title: Water consumption Response: Environment — Water;
CDP Water Security 2019
GRI 305: Emissions
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
Disclosure: 305-1 Title: Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
Disclosure: 305-2 Title: Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
Disclosure: 305-4 Title: GHG emissions intensity Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
Disclosure: 305-5 Title: Reduction of GHG emissions Response: Environment — Energy & Emissions;
CDP Climate Change 2019
GRI 306: Effluents and Waste
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Environment — Water,
Environment — Material Resources;
CDP Water Security 2019
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Environment — Water,
Environment — Material Resources;
CDP Water Security 2019
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Environment — Water,
Environment — Material Resources;
CDP Water Security 2019
Disclosure: 306-3 Title: Significant spills Response: Environment — Strategic Approach — Compliance Metrics
In FY2019, there were 38 reportable chemical spills totaling 661,298 gallons. For further information on the impact of these spills, please contact us (see GRI 102-53 for contact information).
As reported in Tyson Foods 2019 Form 10-K (page 17), on June 6, 2019, our poultry rendering facility in Hanceville, Alabama, recently acquired from American Proteins, Inc., experienced a release of 220,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater that reached a nearby river and resulted in a fish kill. We took remediation efforts and are cooperating with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management in its review.
GRI 307: Environmental Compliance
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Environment — Strategic Approach
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Environment — Strategic Approach
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Environment — Strategic Approach
Disclosure: 307-1 Title: Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Response: Environment — Strategic Approach — Compliance Metrics
GRI 400: Social
GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Workplace — Engagement & Retention
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Workplace — Engagement & Retention
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Workplace — Engagement & Retention
Disclosure: 402-1 Title: Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes Response: 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
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Workplace — Health & Safety
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Workplace — Health & Safety
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Workplace — Health & Safety
Disclosure: 403-1 Title: Occupational health and safety management system Response: Workplace — Health & Safety
Disclosure: 403-2 Title: Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation Response: Workplace — Health & Safety
Disclosure: 403-3 Title: Occupational health services Response: Workplace — Health & Safety
Disclosure: 403-4 Title: Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety Response: Workplace — Health & Safety
Disclosure: 403-5 Title: Worker training on occupational health and safety Response: Workplace — Health & Safety
Disclosure: 403-6 Title: Promotion of worker health Response: Workplace — Health & Safety
Disclosure: 403-7 Title: Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships Response: Supplier Code of Conduct
Disclosure: 403-9 Title: Work-related injuries Response: Workplace — Health & Safety — A Safe Work Environment — Safety at Tyson Foods
GRI 407: Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Workplace — Engagement & Retention
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Workplace — Engagement & Retention
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Workplace — Engagement & Retention
Disclosure: 407-1 Title: Operations and suppliers in which the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at risk Response: To our knowledge, Tyson Foods did not have operations in FY2019 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 regard to key business practices, including the right of employees to freely associate.
GRI 412: Human Rights Assessment
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Workplace — Ethics & Compliance
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Workplace — Ethics & Compliance
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Workplace — Ethics & Compliance
Disclosure: 412-1 Title: Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments Response: Workplace — Ethics & Compliance — Social Compliance Program
GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Food — Consumer Nutrition,
Food — Food Safety & Quality
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Food — Consumer Nutrition,
Food — Food Safety & Quality
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Food — Food Safety & Quality
Disclosure: 416-1 Title: Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories Response: Food — Consumer Nutrition,
Food — Food Safety & Quality
Disclosure: 416-2 Title: Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services Response: Food — Food Safety & Quality
GRI 419: Socioeconomic Compliance
Disclosure: 103-1 Title: Explanation of the material topic and its boundary Response: Approach — Governance
Tyson Code of Conduct
Workplace — Ethics & Compliance
Disclosure: 103-2 Title: The management approach and its components Response: Approach — Governance
Tyson Code of Conduct
Workplace — Ethics & Compliance
Disclosure: 103-3 Title: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Approach — Governance
Tyson Code of Conduct
Workplace — Ethics & Compliance
Disclosure: 419-1 Title: Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area Response: Tyson Foods 2019 Form 10-K, pages 17-18, 80-82