$1.2 million investment to address food insecurity through mobile pantries, increase capacity in 15 states
SPRINGDALE, Ark., May 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As part of Tyson Foods’ (NYSE: TSN) efforts to raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do and its commitment to support the communities it serves, the company announced today nearly $1.2 million in grants to 18 Feeding America food banks in 15 states. The investments represent approximately four million pounds of food or the equivalent of 16 million servings of protein that will be distributed to address food insecurity.
Kevin Scherer, Senior Manager, Employee Social Responsibility
When I first joined Tyson Foods as a part-time chaplain in our Berry Street and Randall Wobbe Lane plants in Springdale, Arkansas, a little over three years ago, I had only a basic idea of the challenges our team members face. At Berry Street, our workforce is almost exclusively Hispanic/Latino and Marshallese. Very few of the team members speak English, and much of the day-to-day communication is done through interpreters.
It turns out this is a pretty common scenario in many of our plants across the country, where nearly 30 different languages are spoken regularly.
Upward Academy surpasses 100,000 instructional hours
SPRINGDALE, Ark., April 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods’ Upward Academy, an in-plant education program that provides classes at no cost, recently surpassed 100,000 hours of instruction to more than 1,000 of the company’s team members.
Upward Academy launched in 2016 at one of the company’s plants in Springdale, Arkansas, and is now offered in 27 facilities in Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and North Carolina. Forty plants are projected to offer the program by the end of September 2018, and expansion will continue over the next several years to cover the company’s entire footprint.
WICHITA, Kan., April 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods today announced a $242,069 donation to the Kansas Food Bank to fund improvements to the food bank’s warehouse, an updated online ordering system and the purchase of a tractor and trailer. The company also donated a truckload of protein to the food bank totaling 32,340 pounds.
Company, union collaboration called a model for the food industry
DAKOTA DUNES, S.D., April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) are expanding their collaborative efforts to make workplace safety improvements at the company’s food processing plants and commemorating 30 years of working together for safer workplaces.
Former McKinsey consultant Justin Whitmore was on the job as the first chief sustainability officer of Tyson Foods just one month when he disclosed his team’s intention to set science-based targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and to embrace "outcome-based" water conservation goals across the company’s operations and supply chain.
The Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Chief Sustainability Officer of Tyson Foods shares his thoughts on some of the world’s biggest challenges and how Tyson Foods is helping to solve them.
It’s Earth Month and to celebrate, we’re reflecting on the progress we’ve made, the challenges we’ve faced and the road ahead. Throughout the month we’ll offer opportunities to hear directly from our leaders in animal well-being, the environment, workplace safety, hunger relief and more. Part of being a company committed to sustainability is being a company that also cares about transparency.
In Response to Investor Letter, Companies Acknowledge Need to Address Water Risks to Ensure World Food Supply Can Meet Growing Demands
October 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Recognizing the growing threat that water risks pose to global food supplies, more than a half-dozen major food and beverage companies, including Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), Hain Celestial (HAIN), Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL), Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC), Pinnacle Foods (PF), Tyson Foods (TSN), and WhiteWave Foods (WWAV), have agreed to publicly disclose information on how they are assessing and managing those risks.