Tyson Foods

Arkansas
Food Beverage and Tobacco

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Tyson Foods vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Tyson Foods pledged $5 million to BLM and related causes and supports the Equality Act. For these reasons, Tyson Foods receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

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Tyson Foods has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views. The company received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other commitments, this means Tyson Foods has a written policy to vet vendors according to LGBTQ policies (1)(2).

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Tyson Foods does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. Tyson Foods invests “only in strategic partners that focus on providing food access, and immigration and refugee support/resettlement services at scale (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Tyson Foods does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Tyson Foods has signed an open letter supporting the Equality Act (1). CEO Donnie King is a member of the Business Roundtable, but has not supported ideological initiatives (2).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Tyson Foods’s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). Tyson pledged $5 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and related causes, including the National Urban League (3)(4).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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Tyson Foods has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes (1).

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August 31, 2023

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Voting History

Date
ESG Category
Proponent
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
2/9/23SocialThe Shareholder CommonsComply with Expert Guidelines on Antimicrobial UseAgainst4.60%
2/10/22EnvironmentalGreen Century Capital ManagementReport on Sustainable Packaging EffortsAgainst13.66%
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