Living Our Core Values

John Tyson, grandson of our founder and current Chairman, worked with Team Members to develop our Core Values more than a decade ago, to reflect the time-honored principles we have lived by since the early days of Tyson Foods. As important to us today as they were then, they reflect our commitment to try to always do what’s right as we stay focused on making great food and making a difference.

Tyson Foods' Culture


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Ongoing financial fitness through continuous improvement.


Our company and our world for future generations.

Core Values

Who We Are

We are a company or people engaged in the production of food, seeking to pursue truth and integrity, and committed to creating value for our shareholders, our customers, our team members, and our communities.

•We strive to be a company of diverse people.

•We strive to be honorable.

•We strive to be a faith-friendly company.

What We Do

•We feed our families, the nation, and the world with trusted food products.

•We serve as steward of the animals, land, and environment entrusted to us.

•We strive to provide a safe work environment for our team member

How We Do It

•We strive to earn consistent and satisfactory profits for our shareholders and to invest in our people, products, and processes.

•We strive to operate with integrity and trust in all we do.

•We strive to honor God and be respectful of each other, our customers, and other stakeholders.

Team Behaviors (5Cs) How We Act


We are a caring team that puts the customer first.

  • Listens to understand and satisfy the needs of others and works to provide solutions
  • Seeks feedback and turns challenges into opportunities
  • Motivates and empowers others to grow


We listen, assume positive intent, then speak with candor.

  • Listens and keeps an open mind
  • Demonstrates the courage to speak up and gives feedback in an honest, sincere and respectful manner
  • Shares information, challenges assumptions and acknowledges mistakes/failures


We embrace creativity to get better every day.

  • Identifies better, faster, more cost effective ways of doing things
  • Tries different things, takes appropriate risks, not afraid to fail
  • Develops relevant and innovative ideas and takes action to implement


We are inclusive, and through intentional collaboration, we win.

  • Builds and maintains win-win partnerships
  • We value everyone and seek out diverse perspectives
  • Recognizes that the best ideas come from the minds and efforts of many


We make a commitment daily, to deliver results the right way.

  • Considers cost, benefits and risk when making decisions
  • Makes complex things easy
  • Operates with integrity to deliver results in the right way

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Tyson Core Values

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