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Inclusion & Diversity

Tyson Foods has a diverse workforce, with many team members who are recent immigrants to the United States.

Numerous languages are spoken across our processing facilities, with as many as 11 languages spoken at a single plant. This diversity is our strength. Our differences lead to more innovation, better supplier and customer relationships, and a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Equity, inclusion and diversity efforts focus on ensuring that we recruit, develop and retain a diverse group of team members, and that all team members have an opportunity to grow and develop personally and professionally.

Accordingly, we cultivate an inclusive workplace that supports and empowers all team members, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic 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. Everyone is valued and appreciated for their distinct contributions to the growth and sustainability of our business. This focus extends to our supply chain, through which we work with many minority-owned, veteran- and service-disabled-veteran-owned, and women-owned businesses, as well as Small Business Association (SBA)-certified small businesses.

FY2020 By-The-Numbers

TEAM MEMBERS BY
REGION
  • U.S. 86%
  • International 14%
TEAM MEMBERS1 BY CATEGORY
  • Full-Time 99%
  • Part-Time 1%
TEAM MEMBERS1 BY GENERATION
  • Generation Z 11%
  • Generation Y 34%
  • Generation X 34%
  • Builder 0%
  • Boomer 21%
TEAM MEMBERS1 BY GENDER
  • Males 60%
  • Females 40%
TEAM MEMBERS1 BY CATEGORY
  • Hourly 87%
  • Salaried 11%
  • Other 2%
TEAM MEMBERS1 BY TENURE
  • 0-5 years 49%
  • 5+ years 51%
  • 20+ years 15%
  • 30+ years 5%
Team Members by Ethnicity1 Companywide Hourly Salaried
Team Members by Ethnicity1American Indian or Alaskan Native Companywide.96% Hourly.98% Salaried.86%
Team Members by Ethnicity1Asian Companywide10.53% Hourly11.66% Salaried3.16%
Team Members by Ethnicity1Black and African American Companywide25.15% Hourly26.83% Salaried10.44%
Team Members by Ethnicity1Hispanic and Latino Companywide27.19% Hourly29.55% Salaried12.01%
Team Members by Ethnicity1I do not wish to answer or blank Companywide.08% Hourly.06% Salaried.26%
Team Members by Ethnicity1Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander Companywide2.54% Hourly2.88% Salaried.23%
Team Members by Ethnicity1Two or More Races Companywide.78% Hourly.79% Salaried.72%
Team Members by Ethnicity1White Companywide32.77% Hourly27.24% Salaried72.32%

1Includes U.S.-based Tyson, legacy Keystone and Cobb-Vantress team members. It does not include Tyson, Cobb-Vantress or Legacy Keystone international team members.

Tyson Foods is a member of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion®, a group of more than 600 CEOs who have committed themselves and the companies they lead to advance equity, inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Signatories must do more than talk the talk: they commit to taking meaningful actions to transform their workplaces and share both successes and challenges with other companies.

Tyson Foods is also a member of the Valuable 500, a global movement to put disability on the business leadership agenda. Membership in the Valuable 500 means Tyson Foods is committed to:

  • Enabling leaders to create a sense of belonging, where team members feel they can be their authentic selves through cultural competency awareness across the organization that includes disability awareness.
  • Continuing to participate in several external benchmark surveys, including the National Organization on Disability Tracker to inform our equity, inclusion and diversity framework, identifying several key focus areas to improve our inclusive practices, including disability inclusion.
  • Continuing to support and develop our Disability and Accessibility Awareness Business Resource Group by providing them with development opportunities, connection to partnerships and executive leadership support.

Business Resource Groups

Business Resource Groups (BRGs) play a critical role in implementing our equity, inclusion and diversity commitments by offering business impact, community outreach, team member support and development across our enterprise locations. Our eight BRGs include:

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Purpose

Supports a safe and inclusive environment for individuals with disabilities and those who support them through building awareness, continuing education and advocacy to create real change.

Representative Activities

  • Offer team members Disability Awareness/Etiquette training
  • Invite college students with disabilities to spend the day meeting with leaders to learn about careers at Tyson Foods and participate in interviewing skills training
  • Meet with Aspire who provides services to children and adults in Illinois with disabilities to discuss their Career Academy and encourage their program participants to apply for Tyson Foods job openings
  • Partner with SalesCon19 and Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter for 12 Days of Christmas
  • Hold Caregiver Appreciation Respite Events (CARE) in NW Arkansas

Purpose

Committed to supporting all team members through a welcoming environment where everyone can reach their full potential by bringing their authentic selves to work each day.

Representative Activities

  • Participate in PRIDE events in Northwest Arkansas and Chicago
  • Host “How to Be a Better Ally” workshops
  • Created the Tyson Ally Pledge that all team members are encouraged to commit to

Purpose

Formed in 2020, the African Ancestry Alliance BRG is committed to the DREAM:
(D)evelopment
(R)epresentation
(E)ngagement
(A)dvancement
(M)entoring
We and our allies are committed to strengthening our unity and guaranteeing our success as One Tyson.

Representative Activities

  • February 2021 – Black History Month (blog posts, articles, etc)
  • Participate in the Chicago Bud Billiken Parade, the largest African American parade in U.S.

Purpose

Also formed in 2020, the Asians Allies BRG champions and celebrates a safe, inclusive and diverse Asian community while promoting a sense of belonging. We aspire to engage, empower, and develop Team Members to drive success at Tyson.

Representative Activities

  • Feb 2021 - Lunar New Year Celebration and Virtual Cooking Event
  • May 2021 – Asian American Heritage Month
  • May 2021 – Marshall Islands Independence Day
  • Sept 2021 – Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)
  • Nov 2021 – Diwali

Purpose

New in 2020, the mission of the Latinx BRG is to embrace and celebrate the uniqueness of the Hispanic and Latino heritage, championing an environment of inclusion and MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER as ONE TYSON to serve our Team Members and positively impact our communities.

Representative Activities

  • May 2021 – Cinco de Mayo
  • Sept-Oct 2021 – Hispanic Heritage Month
  • November 2021 – Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos)

Purpose

A group of individuals committed to enhancing Tyson Foods, our community and ourselves by supporting veterans and their families. We strive to help our veterans recognize Tyson Foods as the place to further their careers after the completion of their military service.

Representative Activities

  • Rebranded the Veterans BRG to be more inclusive of veterans and friends
  • Host the VBRG Veterans Day program at several campuses that included both local and national organizations
  • Hold VBRG volunteer days at the Springdale Mobile Pantry
  • Participate in Wreaths Across America Day

Purpose

Strives to advance women and transform Tyson Foods’ workplace through engagement, networking and career development.

Representative Activities

  • Host Mentoring Circles, monthly sessions held with Senior Director-level mentors and small groups of team members

Purpose

A group of multigenerational professionals dedicated to the retention and development of talent to ensure the future success of Tyson Foods through fostering a community and developing opportunities for team members.

Representative Activities

  • Host My Path to Leadership Series, during which Tyson Foods leaders speak about their unique path to leadership
  • Help plate and serve over meals through Samaritan Cafe
  • Participate in Samaritan Community Center “Bring A Can to Work Day”
  • Prepare dinner for families staying a Ronald McDonald House
  • Complete a mentorship program at Helen Tyson Middle School with student mentees
  • Distribute food at a Senior Service Center for the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank