Our Commitment to Sustainability
Community

Support the communities we serve where help is needed most.

Community Impact

Raising the world’s expectations for how much good food can do means doing good in the communities where we live, work and do business. We have facilities in more than 100 communities across the U.S. These communities are typically in rural areas where, often, Tyson Foods is the largest employer. We are committed to giving back to these communities and ensuring they, along with our team members, have opportunities to grow, learn and thrive.

Our corporate social responsibility efforts are focused on areas where we are uniquely positioned to add value, take advantage of our strengths, and generate the most impact from both business and social perspectives.

Community Impact

Community Impact

 

Specifically, we seek to:

  • Address hunger insecurity by expanding access to protein.
  • Improve the stability of hourly team members and their families, which in turn, stabilizes plant operations.
  • Support market access and growth for Tyson Foods and its subsidiaries.
  • Improve quality of life in the communities where we operate.

 

Hunger Relief

According to Feeding America, more than 41 million Americans live in food-insecure households, which describes a household’s inability to provide enough food for every person to live an active, healthy life. Hunger exists in every state, city and community in our country and we committed to supporting and helping those communities affected by food insecurity.

In addition to food product donations, our efforts to address food insecurity are focused on providing strategic grants to regional food banks, establishing partnerships with hunger-related organizations, supporting our Community Pantry initiative, and maintaining our Meals that Matter® and Miles that Matter programs.

 

Hunger Relief
Disaster Relief
Disaster Relief

We help to deliver and serve food to local communities heavily impacted by natural disasters and experiencing an increased level of food insecurity. We are committed to answering the call of communities in crisis through our Meals that Matter® disaster relief program.

Our Meals that Matter® disaster relief program is comprised of a fully stocked 53-foot trailer that has the capacity to refrigerate up to 20,000 pounds of food and dry storage for supplies to set up feeding sites and support our on-site cooking crews. The trailer acts as a central supply unit or “mobile kitchen” that can efficiently serve as a disaster relief site.

Depending on the need, the trailer is accompanied by deployment of other trailer tractors that haul food product, water and equipment. In addition, Tyson Foods has donated two Mobile Command Centers to Team Rubicon since 2014, which include sleeping quarters, and office and storage space for staff and volunteers.

 

Team Member Social Responsibility

Helping our team members succeed is not only the right thing to do, but also benefits our business by increasing retention. Many of our front-line team members are new immigrants to the U.S. and come from dozens of different countries. A general lack of access to resources has also left many team members with low literacy, limited English proficiency and skills gaps.

We aim to address these unique and shifting challenges through our innovative team member education program, Upward Academy. Upward Academy helps team members develop important life skills, offering free and accessible classes in English as a Second Language, High School Equivalency, U.S. citizenship, financial literacy and digital literacy. We offer classes in our plants immediately before and after shifts.

 

Team Member Social Responsibility
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Environment

Our Commitment:
Reduce our environmental impact as we feed the world.

Animals

Our Commitment:
Transparently advance animal welfare and experience.

Food

Our Commitment:
Sustainably feed the world with safe, high-quality and nutritious food products.

community

Our Commitment:
Support the communities we serve where help is needed most.

Workplace

Our Commitment:
Enable our team members to reach their unique potential.