Springdale, Ark. — June 27, 2016 — Food Logistics, a publication exclusively dedicated to covering the global food supply chain, has named Tyson Foods, Inc. as a Top Green Provider for 2016.
Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers list recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. The list offers logistics professionals a guide to the suppliers, manufacturers, and software and technology companies that have found new ways to promote sustainability.
Tyson Foods is being recognized for efforts to minimize its environmental impact with initiatives designed to reduce truck miles, such as installing ultra-light equipment, using direct ship to customers, and partnering with rail carriers. The company’s private fleet of trucks continues to research innovative ways to reduce emissions, lower fuel consumption and decrease greenhouse gases, while improving their miles per gallon (MPG) performance. These efforts allowed the company to save more than 412,000 gallons of fuel in fiscal year 2015.
“The 2016 Top Green Providers reached a new record high for applicants and recipients, confirming the importance of sustainability in the global food and beverage supply chain,” says Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, supply chain network, at AC Business Media. “Our industry’s continued focus on environmental stewardship and the role that growers, manufacturers, logistics companies, retailers and others play is driving heightened awareness and actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously boosting cost and energy efficiencies.”
“At Tyson Foods, we are committed to respecting and conserving the environment and natural resources we depend on to run our business, said Kyle Neely, senior vice president of distribution for Tyson Foods, Inc. “Environmental stewardship is part of our company Core Values, and we are proud to be recognized as a Top Green Provider for 2016 by Food Logistics.”
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest food companies with leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. It's a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retail and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. Tyson Foods was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. The company currently has approximately 113,000 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 Foods 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.
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