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Tracking Progress Toward Our Commitments

Ambitious goals hold us accountable for meaningful and measurable progress.

  • Status Key:
  • Performing at or above target
  • Performing below target
  • Encountering significant challenges
  • Achieved
COMMITMENT
IMPROVE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT AS WE FEED THE WORLD
GOAL

Reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) by 30 percent by 2030

Our Progress

  • Established road map and working toward science-based target for GHG reduction
  • Making progress by setting facility-level energy and emissions targets and investing in a more fuel-efficient fleet
COMMITMENT
IMPROVE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT AS WE FEED THE WORLD
GOAL

Reduce water intensity by 12% by 2020

Our Progress

  • Decreased 6.8 percent since FY2015 (baseline)
COMMITMENT
IMPROVE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT AS WE FEED THE WORLD
GOAL

Increase sustainable land stewardship practices on 2 million acres by 2020

Our Progress

  • Launched a pilot with MyFarms to educate farmers on the value of soil conservation practices
  • Incentivized farmers to shift practices through a pilot with Farmers Business Network
  • Joined the Ecosystem Services Market program to help shape land stewardship practices and incentives
COMMITMENT
Sustainably feed the world with safe, high-quality and nutritious food products
GOAL

Sustainably offer protein
and food products that consumers want

Our Progress

  • Launched 582 new products in 2019 and invested $97 million in R&D
  • Introduced Raised & Rooted™ plant protein nuggets, making Tyson Foods the largest U.S. meat producer to enter the growing alternative protein segment with its own products
COMMITMENT
Enable our team members to reach their unique potential
GOAL

Build a highly engaged team with a 10 percent increase in retention

Our Progress

  • Recorded a 5.42% increase in retention from FY2018 to FY2019 as a result of measures to promote a culture of safety and caring
  • Despite this positive trend, we remain short of our goal due to wage pressure and low unemployment rates in the U.S.
COMMITMENT
Enable our team members to reach their unique potential
GOAL

Create a safe workplace by reducing OSHA recordables by 10% year-over-year

Our Progress

  • Reduced OSHA recordables by 15.7 percent from FY2018 to FY2019
COMMITMENT
Enable our team members to reach their unique potential
GOAL

Aspire to offer English as a second language and financial literacy training to all employees

Our Progress

  • Upward Academy is currently available to team members in 56 locations, and financial literacy options were expanded in FY2019
COMMITMENT
Support the communities we serve where help is needed most
GOAL

In 2015 pledged $50 million in cash or in-kind donations to fight hunger by 2020

Our Progress

  • Met our goal one year early, donating nearly $60 million, including $33.4 million in FY19 alone
COMMITMENT
Continuously improve the welfare of the animals entrusted to our care
GOAL

Be a leader in animal welfare through research, innovation and transparent communication

Our Progress

  • Reported six key welfare indicators for broiler chickens and cattle & hogs
  • Completed the construction of a new Research Farm at the Tyson Foods Center for Sustainable Broiler Welfare Research
  • Trained more than 1,000 team members in the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association’s Poultry Handling and Transportation Certification Program
  • Earned Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) certification for our FarmCheck® audit program for broilers