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Tyson Foods Honored for Programs Focused on Communities, Environmental Achievement and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

North American Meat Institute Recognizes Tyson Foods with 80 Awards

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – May 3, 2023 – Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) announced the company and individual plants received 80 awards from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). The global protein leader received the Community Wellness Award, for its leadership in fighting hunger and food insecurity through protein donations to regional food banks and community pantry partners across the nation. In fiscal year 2022, Tyson Foods donated more than 18 million pounds of protein, the equivalent of 72 million servings of protein, to food banks, pantries and hunger relief organizations in Tyson Foods plant communities and across the nation.

“NAMI commends Tyson Foods and its leadership for continuing to ensure their products contribute to a sustainable and healthy food system,” said NAMI President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. “Tyson Foods’ dedication to sustainably reducing the protein gap demonstrates why they’re a leader in the industry year after year.”

NAMI awarded companies based on 2022 data shared for The Protein PACT, through which NAMI and its members are uniting in an industry led effort to accelerate the animal protein sector’s progress towards sustainable development goals. The Community Wellness award is the top honor in the Health and Wellness category.

NAMI also recognized Tyson Foods’ commitment to promoting and implementing a diversity, equity and inclusion strategy to celebrate the unique culture of team members and provide a collective voice in how the company does business. Criteria for the award included companies that placed priority on recruitment, retention, community engagement, values, leadership and accountability.

Seventy-eight plants and other facilities received recognition for their environmental management practices. The Environmental Recognition Award recognizes a company’s dedication to continuous environmental compliance improvement, as witnessed by the development and implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS).

“It’s an honor to be recognized for the steps Tyson Foods is taking to continuously monitor and build upon its environmental compliance assurance initiatives,” said Steve Patrick, vice president of environmental operations, Tyson Foods. “We are proud of our team’s efforts to implement plants to operate in an environmentally responsible manner in those communities where we live and work.”

The EMS model is designed to drive continual, measurable improvements in the environmental compliance performance of Tyson’s operations. In addition, The EMS, modeled after ISO 14001, is also designed to minimize the environmental footprint of our operations in the communities where we work and live, support achievement of our environmental goals.

The recognition awards are categorized by four tiers to encourage EMS development through a step-by-step approach. Tier 1 recognizes compliance policies and Tier 4 represents the highest level of environmental management. Please see below for the full list of Tyson plant award winners. More information on the awards and tier criteria can be found here.

Tyson Foods Facilities Honored with Environmental Achievement Award

Tier 3

Tier 3 Cont.

Tier 2

Tier 1

Albany, KY

Amarillo, TX

Corydon, IN

Warren, MI

Baker Hill, AL

Columbus Junction, IA

Alma, GA

Forest, MS

Camilla, GA

Dakota Dunes, SD

Cuthbert, GA

Dexter, MO

Clarksville, AR

Holcomb, KS

Glen Allen, VA

Carthage, MS

Cumming, GA (Poultry)

Joslin, IL

Seguin, TX

Center, TX

Hanceville, AL

Lexington, NE

Waldron, AR

Humboldt, TN

Muscatine, IA

Madison, NE

Council Bluffs, IA (Case Ready)

Alexandria, KY

Scranton, AR

Pasco, WA

Sioux City, IA

Carthage, TX

Texarkana, AR

Perry, IA

Omaha, NE

Chicago, IL

Tecumseh, NE

Storm Lake, IA (Turkey Operation)


Gadsden, AL

Waverly, NE

Wilkesboro, NC


Van Buren, AR

Jacksonville, FL

Noel, MO


Eagle, Mountain, UT

Newbern, TN

Dardanelle, AR


Emporia, KS

Zeeland, MI

Nashville, AR


Ottawa, IL

Columbia, SC

New Holland, PA


Sherman, TX

Albertville, AL

Russellville, AR


Council Bluffs, IA (Prepared Foods)

Hope, AR

Hutchinson, KS



Robards, KY

North Richland Hills, TX



Blountsville, AL

South Hutchinson, KS



Monroe, NC

Waterloo, IA



Shelbyville, TN

Vernon, TX



Temperanceville, VA

Storm Lake, IA (Fresh Meats)



Union City, TN

Haltom City, TX



Cincinnati, OH

Houston, TX



Dallas, TX

New London, WI



Holdenville, OK

Cumming, GA (River Valley Ingredients)




About Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under four generations of family leadership, the Company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the Company had approximately 142,000 team members on October 1, 2022. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit

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