Tyson Foods Ranked as ‘Best Corporate Citizen’ by Corporate Responsibility Magazine
SPRINGDALE, Ark. – April 19, 2012 – Tyson Foods, Inc. was named one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine this week.
Tyson ranked No. 90 of the 100 companies on the 13th annual list. The magazine based its list on publicly available data related to seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, corporate governance, human rights and philanthropy. Each category is weighted differently by the magazine’s committee.
“We’re pleased to be recognized for our corporate citizenship and believe this ranking reflects our efforts to do the right thing in every aspect of our business,” said Kevin Igli, Senior Vice President and Chief Environmental, Health and Safety Officer for Tyson Foods. “In addition to operating our company responsibly, we also remain committed to such important endeavors as hunger and disaster relief, supporting the U.S. military and being active in our plant communities.”
More information about Tyson Foods’ corporate sustainability efforts is available through the following link: http://www.tysonfoods.com/Sustainability/2010/Sustainability-At-Tyson-Foods.aspx.
Part of Tyson’s ranking is tied to its ongoing corporate citizenship efforts by fighting hunger in the U.S. The company celebrated 11 years of involvement in hunger relief in September 2011 and has donated more than 86 million pounds of protein during that time.
Drug company Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. was No. 1 on the list. Technology companies IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp. ranked in the top 10. The entire story and list is available at www.thecro.com/content/cr-magazine-corporate-citizenship-lists-methodology.
According to CR magazine’s article, the objective of the list is to hold companies accountable as well as supplying accurate information to investors, suppliers, employees and customers who do business with each company.
The “100 Best Corporate Citizens List” was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association and Corporate Responsibility magazine since 2007. In order to compile the list, every company in the Russell 1000, the highest ranked stocks in the Russell 3000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies, is ranked according to over 320 data points of information.
About Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. Tyson provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and more than 130 countries. The company has approximately 115,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.
Contact: Worth Sparkman, Tyson Foods, Inc. 479-290-6358 or email@example.com