Tyson Foods

Hillshire Brands
Springdale, Arkansas
Food Beverage and Tobacco

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk


By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Tyson Foods increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, and philanthropic support. Tyson Foods uses its corporate funds to support controversial sex and gender ideologies and organizations. Tyson Foods pledged $5 million to BLM and related causes and supports the Equality Act. The company is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. However, it has not used its PAC donations for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Tyson Foods receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of Tyson Foods

Donnie King

Donnie King


Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, Tyson Foods is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Food Beverage and Tobacco industry. Donnie King and John Tyson serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $636,862 to Republican causes and $669,533 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, Tyson Foods currently holds a 'Medium Risk' risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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ESG Category
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
2/8/24SocialLabor PracticesAgainst12.11%
2/8/24EnvironmentalCorporate Climate LobbyingAgainst10.18%
2/8/24EnvironmentalDeforestation-Free Supply ChainsAgainst3.29%
2/8/24EnvironmentalCircular Economy for PackagingAgainst3.97%
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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