SPRINGDALE, Ark., July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) is marking a decade of sustainability progress. The company, which has been measuring its corporate responsibility efforts since 2004, has released its latest sustainability report.
The new online report, at www.tysonsustainability.com, documents the company's business practices across four key areas: people, planet, profit and products. It received an "A" grade from the Global Reporting Initiative for the second straight year.
"For us, sustainability is about continuous improvement in how we do business," said Kevin Igli, senior vice president and chief environmental health and safety officer for Tyson Foods. "It involves building responsibility and accountability into everything we do."
Over the past ten years, the company has made particular progress in such important areas as water and energy conservation and marked achievements in hunger relief. Since 2004, the company has
"We recently were named as one of the 'Most Admired Companies in America' by Fortune magazine," Igli said. "We believe that type of recognition reflects the commitment we have to doing business the right way and the progress we have made over the past decade in making Tyson foods a more sustainable business."
Other notable accomplishments over the past 10 years include:
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to be involved with son Don Tyson leading the company for many years and grandson John H. Tyson serving as the current Chairman of the Board of Directors. Tyson Foods produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. The company provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. It has approximately 115,000 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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