Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, as well as prepared foods. The company provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and more than 90 countries. Tyson employs 115,000 Team Members at more than 400 facilities and offices in the U.S. and around the world.
More details about the company’s strategy, business segments, locations and history, are available in the latest Tyson Fact Book.
Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct, and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson 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. For more information about Tyson Foods’ efforts to operate responsibly, take a look at the Tyson Foods 2009 Sustainability Report.
Tyson Foods’ primary philanthropic focus is hunger relief. The company began strategically working in this area in 2000, with a formal national partnership with hunger relief organization, Share Our Strength. As part of that partnership, we committed to donating food to domestic hunger and disaster relief efforts around the U.S. Since May 2000, Tyson has donated more than 77 million pounds of food to hundreds of food banks, food pantries, and relief agencies. More information is available by going to the Tyson Foods Hunger Relief website.
Charitable Giving and Community Outreach
Tyson Foods strives to give back to the communities where it does business. The company’s community outreach donations provide millions of dollars each year to a host of causes from children and family shelters to libraries, community parks and recreation areas. We are also a major contributor to United Way® campaigns. Our combined Team Member and company commitments for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 were approximately $3.6 million For example, in fiscal 2008 and 2009 Tyson donated more than $5.9 million to charities and nonprofit organizations, primarily in communities where the company operates. More information is available online about Tyson Foods’ community outreach efforts.
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