Sustaining Our World – 2017 Sustainability Report

Celebrating Diversity &
Building Inclusiveness

At Tyson Foods, we embrace the diversity of our team members, customers, stakeholders and consumers — their unique backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and talents.

Inclusion versus exclusion will continue to unlock the potential of our collectively unique and powerful team.

Tom Hayes, President & CEO

Everyone is valued and appreciated for their distinct contributions to the growth and sustainability of our business.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace that supports and empowers all team members, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetics information, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or any other protected status. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and our policies comply with all federal, state and local employment laws.

In FY2017, our new CEO, Tom Hayes, signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, committing us to fostering a workplace where we welcome and respect diverse experiences and thoughts, and where our team members feel comfortable and encouraged to openly discuss diversity and inclusion issues. Through this pledge, Tyson Foods joins more than 250 other companies whose CEOs are dedicated to promoting a more diverse and inclusive workplace in their organizations.

Business Resource Groups

Business Resource Groups (BRGs) play a critical role in implementing our inclusion and diversity commitments by offering business impact, community outreach, and team member support and development across our enterprise locations. Our six BRGs include DisAbility and Accessibility Awareness, Leaders of Tomorrow, Multicultural, Pride Network, Veterans and Women. In 2017, the BRGs supported our Talent Acquisition team at various recruitment events, supported the Launch onboarding program and provided over 1,000 volunteer hours to various communities.

Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

As a direct result of our commitment to robust inclusion and diversity practices, Tyson Foods was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.” The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and reports on corporate practices and policies around LGBTQ workplace equality, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. For the second year in a row, we achieved a perfect score of 100 on the CEI and were one of the 517 major U.S. businesses to earn top marks in 2017.