Tyson Foods releases sustainability report (4/1)
April 1, 2008
Tyson Foods has released a new sustainability report that aims to outline the company's corporate responsibility efforts. The 64-page publication titled “Sustainability - It’s In Our Nature,” focuses on economic, social and environmental concerns, which company officials call their “triple bottom line.”
“We believe sustainability is essentially doing the right thing, whether it involves protecting natural resources, creating alternative energy or feeding the hungry,” said Richard L. Bond, president and CEO of Tyson Foods.
This is the second time a comprehensive overview of the company’s corporate responsibility efforts has been compiled in one report. Tyson’s first report, titled “Living Our Core Values,” was issued two years ago.
“This report is the result of input from both internal and external sources, including the company’s senior management and key business units as well as customers and consumers,” said Kevin Igli, senior vice president and chief environmental, health and safety officer for Tyson. “We believe it illustrates how sustainability is a fundamental element of our company’s culture.”
The new sustainability report covers fiscal reporting years of 2006 and 2007. It addresses a wide variety of topics, from ethics, environmental protection and resource conservation to worker safety and health, food safety and animal well-being.