See the "Animal Well-Being" content in our Sustainability Report.
Why Animal Well-Being is Important
We work with thousands of farmers every day to provide safe nutritious food for people all over the world. That starts with ensuring the health and well-being of those animals by taking care of them properly – treating them responsibly and with respect. It’s simply the right thing to do.
The values and commitment to do the right thing.
“We serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to us,” is one of our Core Values at Tyson Foods. Our commitment to animal well-being (PDF) helps us put that Core Value at the forefront of everything we do to ensure the needs of our animals are met, while providing our customers and consumers the quality food they expect. Click here to review the details of this commitment.
Working with experts who share our commitment.
Our Office of Animal Well-Being, established more than 16 years ago, advises us on animal well-being practices and oversees our animal well-being programs. We have a staff of veterinarians that oversee the health of our chickens and turkeys and company-owned hogs. Specially trained nutritionists also create specific diets for them. Our FarmCheck® program is also an important part of our long-standing commitment to responsible animal care.
In January 2016, we re-convened an Internal Executive Animal Well-Being team of senior leaders from across the company. The team is tasked with determining the composition of our external animal well-being advisory panel, driving consensus on new or innovative animal well-being initiatives, and gaining alignment on animal well-being practices across the company.
Communicating with you about animal well-being questions you’re interested in.
Learn more about some common questions raised by people interested in our animal well being practices.