Tyson Foods is one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef, and pork food products. As our company has grown, so have our responsibilities. We understand our actions and decisions have an impact. We recognize the global community we serve faces unparalleled social, environmental, and economic issues such as extreme hunger and poverty, resource scarcity, and increased unemployment rates. Understanding and addressing these issues is consistent with the Core Values of our company.
We believe our quadruple bottom line success will continue as we strive to do the right thing with respect to people, planet, profit, and products. Sustainability touches every aspect of our company and our operations. Accordingly, we define sustainability in a way that brings responsibility and accountability into every business activity and process. Our Core Values and focus on sustainability guide our actions on important issues such as hunger relief, food safety, environmental protection and resource conservation, animal well-being, ethical business practices, the health and safety of our Team Members, and returning a profit to our shareholders.
Tyson Foods is committed to making great food while making a positive and sustainable difference. As such, we are pleased to release the Tyson Foods 2012 Sustainability Report
, our fourth sustainability report. This report marks a change in our sustainability reporting process. Beginning with this report, we will move from a biennial reporting cycle to an annual reporting cycle. Accordingly, this report offers a comprehensive and transparent review of our commitment to continued social progress, environmental excellence, economic growth, and responsible food production for fiscal year 2012, with select highlights from fiscal years 2010 and 2011.