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Topic Accounting Metric Category Unit of Measure Code Response
Topic: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting Metric: Gross global Scope 1 emissions Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Metric tons (t)CO2e Code: FB-MP-110a.1 Response: ESG Hub — ESG Data Center
Accounting Metric: Discussion of long-term and short-term strategy or plan to manage Scope 1 emissions, emissions reduction targets, and an analysis of performance against those targets Category: Discussion and Analysis Unit of Measure: n/a Code: FB-MP-110a.2 Response: 2020 Progress Report — Progress — Natural Resources
ESG Hub — Natural Resources — Energy & Emissions
Topic: Energy Management Accounting Metric: (1) Total energy consumed, (2) percentage grid electricity, (3) percentage renewable Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Gigajoules (GJ), Percentage (%) Code: FB-MP-130a.1 Response: ESG Hub — ESG Data Center
Topic: Water Management Accounting Metric: (1) Total water withdrawn, (2) total water consumed, percentage of each in regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Thousand cubic meters (m³), Percentage (%) Code: FB-MP-140a.1 Response: ESG Hub — ESG Data Center
Accounting Metric: Description of water management risks and discussion of strategies and practices to mitigate those risks Category: Discussion and Analysis Unit of Measure: n/a Code: FB-MP-140a.2 Response: ESG Hub — Natural Resources — Water
Accounting Metric: Number of incidents of non-compliance with water quality permits, standards, and regulations Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Number Code: FB-MP-140a.3 Response: 148 for FY2020
Topic: Land Use & Ecological Impacts Accounting Metric: Amount of animal litter and manure generated, percentage managed according to a nutrient management plan Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Metric tons (t), Percentage (%) Code: FB-MP-160a.1 Response: ESG Hub — Agriculture — Land Stewardship
Accounting Metric: Percentage of pasture and grazing land managed to Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation plan criteria Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Percentage (%) by hectares Code: FB-MP-160a.2 Response: ESG Hub — Agriculture — Land Stewardship
Accounting Metric: Animal protein production from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Metric tons (t) Code: FB-MP-160a.3 Response: Farms that supply Tyson’s U.S.-based poultry operations and Tyson’s wholly owned subsidiaries of the Pork Group, Inc. and Cobb Vantress, Inc. farms would be considered concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Due to lack of supply chain traceability, we are unable to provide a quantitative value related to the livestock and outside meat we procure that may be raised in CAFO production systems. We invite you, however, to review the Environmental and Agriculture sections of our ESG Hub to learn more about the environmental and animal housing and raising practices of our poultry and livestock supply chain partners. Additionally, our Supply Code of Conduct establishes the environmental and animal welfare expectations we have our supply partners.
Topic: Food Safety Accounting Metric: Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) audit (1) non-conformance rate and (2) associated corrective action rate for (a) major and (b) minor non-conformances Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Rate Code: FB-MP-250a.1 Response: We are providing our overall audit scoring as this provides the quantifiable detail of GFSI “nonconformance rate” as well as additional context to avoid potential misinterpretation of the data we are reporting. Note, SQF audits have a numerical score while the BRC audits have a letter rating (AA, A, B, C, etc.).

  • Of the SQF-audited facilities in 2020,
    • 100% scored 85% or higher,
    • 90% scored 90% or higher, and
    • 74% scored 95% or higher.
  • Of the BRC-audited facilities in 2020,
    • 100% scored a “B” or higher,
    • 97% scored an “A” or higher, and
    • 68% scored the highest “AA” rating.

For both the SQF and BRC audits, a 100% corrective action rate (including auditor review and approval) is required in order to close out the audit and maintain GFSI certification"
Accounting Metric: Percentage of supplier facilities certified to a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) food safety certification program Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Percentage (%) Code: FB-MP-250a.2 Response: ESG Hub — People — Consumers — Ingredients Sourcing
ESG Hub — Material Resources
Accounting Metric: (1) Number of recalls issued and (2) total weight of products recalled1 Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Number, Metric tons (t) Code: FB-MP-250a.3 Response: ESG Hub — ESG Data Center
Accounting Metric: Discussion of markets that ban imports of the entity’s products Category: Discussion and Analysis Unit of Measure: n/a Code: FB-MP-250a.4 Response: Tyson Foods’ products are subject to the mandates of countries of export as related to any food sanitary and phytosanitary requirements. Tyson Foods complies fully and voluntarily with all export library requirements for countries we ship product into.
Topic: Antibiotic Use in Animal Production Accounting Metric: Percentage of animal production that received (1) medically important antibiotics and (2) not medically important antibiotics, by animal type Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Percentage (%) by weight Code: FB-MP-260a.1 Response: ESG Hub — Agriculture — Animal Welfare in the Supply Chain
Topic: Workforce Health & Safety Accounting Metric: (1) Total recordable incident rate (TRIR) and (2) fatality rate Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Rate Code: FB-MP-320a.1 Response: ESG Hub — ESG Data Center
Accounting Metric: Description of efforts to assess, monitor, and mitigate acute and chronic respiratory health conditions Category: Discussion and Analysis Unit of Measure: n/a Code: FB-MP-320a.2 Response: ESG Hub — People — Health & Safety
Topic: Animal Care & Welfare Accounting Metric: Percentage of pork produced without the use of gestation crates Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Percentage (%) by weight Code: FB-MP-410a.1 Response: We support our farmer partners in the continuous improvement of the housing they use for pregnant mother pigs, known as sows. The phrase ‘without the use of gestation crates,’ commonly referred to as gestation crate free, has been widely used to describe various group sow housing systems, associated programs and product claims for several years, with no clear and consistent application or definition. Today, it is estimated approximately 30% of sows in the U.S.-industry are managed in systems generally understood as ‘group housed’ or ‘open pen’, which allow for stall use during the first 28-42 days of gestation. If we use the restrictive standards of stall use and space allocations proposed through California Prop 12 as a guideline to define ‘gestation crate free’, less than 3-4% of the industry would currently be in compliance. We support all housing systems that are well managed and maintain good animal health and welfare. Additionally, we verify good management practices by the independent farmers who supply us through our FarmCheck® program, which is an extensive audit process involving a third-party auditor that ensures pig farms are monitored for proper access to food and water, human-animal interaction and worker training.
Accounting Metric: Percentage of cage-free shell egg sales Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Percentage (%) by weight Code: FB-MP-410a.2 Response: We do not sell shell-eggs.
Accounting Metric: Percentage of production certified to a third-party animal welfare standard Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Percentage (%) by weight Code: FB-MP-410a.3 Response: ESG Hub — Agriculture — Animal Welfare Monitoring & Reporting
Topic: Environmental & Social Impacts of Animal Supply Chain Accounting Metric: Percentage of livestock from suppliers implementing the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation plan criteria or the equivalent Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Percentage (%) by weight Code: FB-MP-430a.1 Response: Due to lack of supply chain traceability, we are unable to provide a quantitative value related to the percentage of livestock we source from suppliers implementing the NRCS conservation plan criteria or the equivalent. We invite you, however, to review the Agriculture section of our ESG Hub to learn more about our land stewardship goal. We also invite you to review our September 2020 announcement detailing our cattle grazing goal.
Accounting Metric: Percentage of supplier and contract production facilities verified to meet animal welfare standards Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Percentage (%) Code: FB-MP-430a.2 Response: 2020 Progress Report — Progress — Agriculture
ESG Hub — Agriculture — Animal Welfare Monitoring & Reporting
Topic: Animal & Feed Sourcing Accounting Metric: Percentage of animal feed sourced from regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Percentage (%) by weight Code: FB-MP-440a.1 Response: Due to lack of supply chain traceability, we are unable to provide a quantitative value related to the percentage of animal feed sourced from regions with a high or extremely high baseline water stress. We invite you, however, to review the Natural Resources section of our ESG Hub as well as our FY2020 Sustainability Progress Report to learn more about our contextual water target efforts. We also invite you to review our Water Position Statement and Prioritization Scheme, which gives consideration to corn fed to animals in our supply chain.
Accounting Metric: Percentage of contracts with producers located in regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Percentage (%) by contact value Code: FB-MP-440a.2 Response: In fiscal year FY2021, we initiatied a process to evaluate water stress risk in our contract poultry production. This work will be completed in FY2022.
Accounting Metric: Discussion of strategy to manage opportunities and risks to feed sourcing and livestock supply presented by climate change Category: Discussion and Analysis Unit of Measure: n/a Code: FB-MP-440a.3 Response: 2020 Progress Report — Progress — Agriculture
ESG Hub — Agriculture — Land Stewardshiip
Topic and Accounting Metric: Number of processing and manufacturing facilities Category: Quantitative Unit of Measure: Number Code: FB-MP-000.A Response: Tyson Foods 2020 Form 10-K, page 19
Topic and Accounting Metric: Animal protein production, by category; percentage outsourced2 Category: Quantitative Various, Unit of Measure: Percentage (%) Code: FB-MP-000.B Response: Tyson Foods 2020 Form 10-K, page 29

1Note to FB-MP-250a.3 – Disclosure shall include a description of notable recalls, such as those that affected a significant amount of product or those related to serious illness or fatality.

2Note to FB-MP-000.B – Categories of animal protein production may be based on animal (e.g., chicken, pork, beef) and/or product type (e.g., milk, shell eggs). Units of measure shall be appropriate to the animal or product category (e.g., metric tons, number/head, gallons)."