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Approach
Sustainability
Strategy

Our integrated strategy aims to sustainably feed the world with the fastest-growing protein brands.

Everything we do at Tyson Foods starts with our purpose: to raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. We don’t just try to meet expectations; we try to exceed them, every day, and then consistently challenge ourselves to improve even more. We want to make a difference in the environment, in our workplace, the communities in which we operate and in animal welfare—so that we can sustainably feed the world, together.

Our approach to sustainability is multidimensional and holistic. We seek answers to improve outcomes across all of our focus areas, understanding that animal welfare, the environment and worker safety are all interconnected. This holistic approach allows us to drive improvements in all areas of sustainability at an accelerated pace.

We are committed to achieving four objectives to deliver safe, affordable, sustainable food for generations to come:

  • Establish public, bold and enterprise-wide commitments across our material sustainability issues and report regularly on our progress.

  • Build a pipeline of new sustainability initiatives to deliver on our new commitments, while continuing to execute on existing programs.

  • Increase transparency and engagement with key stakeholders, including our team members, customers, investors, consumers and NGOs.

  • Build innovative tools, processes and performance metrics to ensure accountability and drive lasting impact in the food industry.

Tyson Foods’ strategy will advance sustainability in five key areas:

Food

We are focused on delivering the highest levels of food safety, working closely with independent farmers to reduce human-use antibiotics, as well as innovating, offering and communicating new products and their nutritional benefits across key business segments.

Animal Welfare

We are committed to delivering excellence in animal health, animal handling and humane harvesting through leading-edge, third-party monitoring and continuous internal improvement through research and pilot projects.

Environment

Our dedication to environmental leadership is grounded in developing bold, outcome-based targets across several environmental focus areas for our direct operations and supply chain, as well as targeting material compliance with regulations.

Workplace

We foster a workplace where our team members are safe, healthy and empowered to reach their unique potential. We strive to be an employer of choice with competitive compensation and benefits, inclusive business practices and a high-performing, diverse team. We are committed to improving workplace health and safety for our team members, as well as workplace retention.

Communities

We are dedicated to building strong communities where we work and live. Our community engagement work focuses on reducing food insecurity and enhancing team members’ stability, resiliency and quality of life through programs such as Upward Academy.