Tyson Foods is dedicated to responsible corporate governance through strong accountability practices that uphold public trust in our company while maintaining the interests of our shareholders.
Our approach to sustainability is multidimensional, and we maintain an integrated strategy that allows us to drive improvements across our company. This strategy is supported by our President and CEO, with oversight from our Board of Directors.
Our comprehensive Code of Conduct and Corporate Governance Principles guide our Board of Directors and management in effective and ethical governance. We are committed to building a Board of Directors that brings to the table a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds and leadership skills. Our Board members sit on various committees, including:
Our lead independent director has the additional role of vice chairman of the board. In this role the director assists the chairman with Board matters, supports the executive team on company matters and focuses on key strategic initiatives. Director compensation includes Tyson Foods stock. For more information about our Board of Directors and corporate governance measures, visit Investor Relations at Tyson Foods or refer to our 2020 Proxy Statement.
Our Chief Sustainability Officer reports to our President and Chief Executive Officer and shares regular progress updates with the Governance and Nominating Committee of our Board of Directors. In early 2021, the Governance and Nominating Committee was formally assigned the responsibility to assist the Board on matters relating to corporate responsibility and sustainability, including environmental, social and governance matters affecting the company. Our CSO is supported by a team of professionals who facilitate our goal-setting efforts, including actions to manage or mitigate risks, as well as pursue continuous improvement opportunities related to people, nature and agriculture.