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  • Overall approach
    7/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      "Tyson will continue to work with customers to meet their deforestation requirements and to supply deforestation-free product consistent with their stated timelines and targets for these at-risk commodities."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum; UN Global Compact
      Company is a signatory to the Consumer Goods Forum; Company is a signatory to the UN Global Compact
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Part of sustainably feeding the world is ensuring the commodities we source support responsible forest management. "
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: 0

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Beef & Leather; Pulp & Paper
      "Forest Protection Standard Governance Responsibility for implementing this Standard resides with the procurement teams responsible for sourcing the listed commodities. Support and guidance will be provided by Tyson Foods’ Corporate Sustainability Team and Chief Sustainability Officer."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    33/84
    • Beef
      31/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks" [...] "Begin sourcing verified deforestation free beef by end of calendar year 2021, with complete transition of our Australasia sourcing by December 31, 2025, Sourcing from Latin America by December 31, 2028"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks" [...] "Begin sourcing verified deforestation free beef by end of calendar year 2021, with complete transition of our Australasia sourcing by December 31, 2025, Sourcing from Latin America by December 31, 2028"
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks" [...] "Begin sourcing verified deforestation free beef by end of calendar year 2021, with complete transition of our Australasia sourcing by December 31, 2025, Sourcing from Latin America by December 31, 2028"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2021. 2025
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks" [...] "Begin sourcing verified deforestation free beef by end of calendar year 2021, with complete transition of our Australasia sourcing by December 31, 2025, Sourcing from Latin America by December 31, 2028"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain."
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This Supplier Code of Conduct applies to Tyson’s service providers, independent contractors, consultants, suppliers, software providers, licensors, and their associated employees, agents, and/or subcontractors. [...] Our programs and policies support the principles contained within the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UK Modern Slavery Act, and the International Labour Organization’s Labour Standards. [...] Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 30/09/2020
          Tyson introduced a cut off date of September 30th 2020.
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
          "We also remain involved in the work of the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "This Standard shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the AFi guidelines by establishing and maintaining a plan to address the following: [...] Maintain a risk management process to 1) track deforestation trends and developments; 2) identify other materials in the company’s supply chain posing deforestation risk; and 3) monitor existing and developing countries and jurisdictions at-risk for deforestation"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 6,719,424 Tonnes
          Tyson reports its 2019 annual volume of beef as 6,719,424 Tonnes within its CDP report
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "This Standard shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the AFi guidelines by establishing and maintaining a plan to address the following: [...] A system to monitor and address supplier alignment with this Standard. [...] Tyson recognizes not all suppliers will be able to meet these new requirements immediately; however, Tyson expects suppliers to make the changes necessary to meet the requirements by the target sourcing dates. Suppliers who do not adhere to these expectations will be evaluated and encouraged to put programs in place that align with Tyson’s goals and targets on deforestation. In addition, a transition period will be established for any subsequent business acquisitions to ensure adherence within a defined timeframe."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Tyson recognizes not all suppliers will be able to meet these new requirements immediately; however, Tyson expects suppliers to make the changes necessary to meet the requirements by the target sourcing dates. Suppliers who do not adhere to these expectations will be evaluated and encouraged to put programs in place that align with Tyson’s goals and targets on deforestation. In addition, a transition period will be established for any subsequent business acquisitions to ensure adherence within a defined timeframe."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      36/84
      • Commitment Strength
        21/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2025
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2030
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain." with a target date of 2030 for embedded palm oil, and 2025 for direct palm oil.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain." with a target date of 2030 for embedded palm oil, and 2025 for direct palm oil.
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.2/1.3
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain." with a target date of 2030 for embedded palm oil, and 2025 for direct palm oil.
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2025
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain." with a target date of 2030 for embedded palm oil, and 2025 for direct palm oil.
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This Supplier Code of Conduct applies to Tyson’s service providers, independent contractors, consultants, suppliers, software providers, licensors, and their associated employees, agents, and/or subcontractors. [...] Our programs and policies support the principles contained within the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UK Modern Slavery Act, and the International Labour Organization’s Labour Standards. [...] Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification
            Tyson's commitments dates for a deforestation free supply chain are as follows - Palm (embedded) December 31, 2030; Palm (direct) December 31, 2025 "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks"[...] "we were granted membership in the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in August of 2018. We are in the process of assessing our palm oil usage and developing a roadmap to transition to more sustainable sources of palm oil." [...] "we have committed to transition to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 30/09/2020
          Tyson introduced a cut off date of September 30th 2020.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "This Standard shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the AFi guidelines by establishing and maintaining a plan to address the following: [...] Maintain a risk management process to 1) track deforestation trends and developments; 2) identify other materials in the company’s supply chain posing deforestation risk; and 3) monitor existing and developing countries and jurisdictions at-risk for deforestation"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "This Standard shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the AFi guidelines by establishing and maintaining a plan to address the following: [...] A system to monitor and address supplier alignment with this Standard. [...] Tyson recognizes not all suppliers will be able to meet these new requirements immediately; however, Tyson expects suppliers to make the changes necessary to meet the requirements by the target sourcing dates. Suppliers who do not adhere to these expectations will be evaluated and encouraged to put programs in place that align with Tyson’s goals and targets on deforestation. In addition, a transition period will be established for any subsequent business acquisitions to ensure adherence within a defined timeframe."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Tyson recognizes not all suppliers will be able to meet these new requirements immediately; however, Tyson expects suppliers to make the changes necessary to meet the requirements by the target sourcing dates. Suppliers who do not adhere to these expectations will be evaluated and encouraged to put programs in place that align with Tyson’s goals and targets on deforestation. In addition, a transition period will be established for any subsequent business acquisitions to ensure adherence within a defined timeframe."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      32/84
      • Commitment Strength
        16/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "In 2019, we became a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Soy (RTRS). With our rapid global expansion, we recognize the differences in supply chains around the world and are committed to responsibly sourced soy. Joining RTRS is one step to improving the social, environmental and economic sustainability of the soy sector globally. As a member of RTRS, we purchase credits for soybean meal used to feed chickens in our supply chain in global regions that may source from high-risk areas. Our commodity purchasing group purchases RTRS-certified soy credits; these credits ensure responsibly raised soy verified by RTRS."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: RTRS credits are currently only purchased for feed for chickens

            If no, what is excluded?: Segment
            "In 2019, we became a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Soy (RTRS). With our rapid global expansion, we recognize the differences in supply chains around the world and are committed to responsibly sourced soy. Joining RTRS is one step to improving the social, environmental and economic sustainability of the soy sector globally. As a member of RTRS, we purchase credits for soybean meal used to feed chickens in our supply chain in global regions that may source from high-risk areas. Our commodity purchasing group purchases RTRS-certified soy credits; these credits ensure responsibly raised soy verified by RTRS."
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Tyson Foods established a target date of "December 31, 2030" to achieved deforestation-free embedded soy, and "December 31, 2025" for direct soy.
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2025
            Tyson Foods established a target date of "December 31, 2030" to achieved deforestation-free embedded soy, and "December 31, 2025" for direct soy.
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/11
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain."
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain." with a target date of "December 31, 2030" for indirect soy, and "December 31, 2025" for direct soy.
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain." with a target date of "December 31, 2030" for indirect soy, and "December 31, 2025" for direct soy.
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This Supplier Code of Conduct applies to Tyson’s service providers, independent contractors, consultants, suppliers, software providers, licensors, and their associated employees, agents, and/or subcontractors. [...] Our programs and policies support the principles contained within the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UK Modern Slavery Act, and the International Labour Organization’s Labour Standards. [...] Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            Tyson reports progress within their 2019 RTRS report - "As a member of RTRS, we purchase credits for soybean meal used to feed chickens in our supply chain in global regions that may source from high-risk areas. Our commodity purchasing group purchases RTRS-certified soy credits; these credits ensure responsibly raised soy verified by RTRS."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RTRS Credits

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RTRS Credits
            Tyson reports progress within their 2019 RTRS report - "As a member of RTRS, we purchase credits for soybean meal used to feed chickens in our supply chain in global regions that may source from high-risk areas. Our commodity purchasing group purchases RTRS-certified soy credits; these credits ensure responsibly raised soy verified by RTRS."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 30/09/2020
          Tyson introduced a cut off date of September 30th 2020.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "This Standard shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the AFi guidelines by establishing and maintaining a plan to address the following: [...] Maintain a risk management process to 1) track deforestation trends and developments; 2) identify other materials in the company’s supply chain posing deforestation risk; and 3) monitor existing and developing countries and jurisdictions at-risk for deforestation"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the compliant volume?: 2,500 tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
          Tyson reports purchasing a total of 2,500 credits (tonnes) of Soy in 2019, with 4,908 credits planned to purchase in 2020 (through their RTRS report for 2019)
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "This Standard shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the AFi guidelines by establishing and maintaining a plan to address the following: [...] A system to monitor and address supplier alignment with this Standard. [...] Tyson recognizes not all suppliers will be able to meet these new requirements immediately; however, Tyson expects suppliers to make the changes necessary to meet the requirements by the target sourcing dates. Suppliers who do not adhere to these expectations will be evaluated and encouraged to put programs in place that align with Tyson’s goals and targets on deforestation. In addition, a transition period will be established for any subsequent business acquisitions to ensure adherence within a defined timeframe."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Tyson recognizes not all suppliers will be able to meet these new requirements immediately; however, Tyson expects suppliers to make the changes necessary to meet the requirements by the target sourcing dates. Suppliers who do not adhere to these expectations will be evaluated and encouraged to put programs in place that align with Tyson’s goals and targets on deforestation. In addition, a transition period will be established for any subsequent business acquisitions to ensure adherence within a defined timeframe."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Leather *
      28/84
      • Commitment Strength
        15/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            If Other, specify here: "Tyson is a [founding member] (since 2008) of the environmentally focused non-government organization, the Leather Working Group (LWG). The LWG has separately audited Tyson’s tanneries in Amarillo, Texas; Dakota City, Nebraska; Finney County, Kansas; and Joslin, Illinois. Tyson has received and maintained the organization’s Gold Medal Award since 2008 in Amarillo, Texas; 2010 in Dakota City, Nebraska; 2011 in Garden City, Kansas; and in the last year (2018) in Joslin, Illinois. [...] While it is primarily an environmental audit, certified tanneries are expected to demonstrate reputable practices in all areas of business. For instance, the latest version will evaluate worker and equipment safety in our tannery operations moving forward."
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks" [...] "Begin sourcing verified deforestation free beef by end of calendar year 2021, with complete transition of our Australasia sourcing by December 31, 2025, Sourcing from Latin America by December 31, 2028" [...] "In our animal processing operations, there is virtually no waste and every part of the animal is used. [...] We also repurpose byproducts for items such as cosmetics, leather, fertilizer and pharmaceutical ingredients"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks" [...] "Begin sourcing verified deforestation free beef by end of calendar year 2021, with complete transition of our Australasia sourcing by December 31, 2025, Sourcing from Latin America by December 31, 2028" [...] "In our animal processing operations, there is virtually no waste and every part of the animal is used. [...] We also repurpose byproducts for items such as cosmetics, leather, fertilizer and pharmaceutical ingredients"
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks" [...] "Begin sourcing verified deforestation free beef by end of calendar year 2021, with complete transition of our Australasia sourcing by December 31, 2025, Sourcing from Latin America by December 31, 2028" [...] "In our animal processing operations, there is virtually no waste and every part of the animal is used. [...] We also repurpose byproducts for items such as cosmetics, leather, fertilizer and pharmaceutical ingredients"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2021, 2025
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks" [...] "Begin sourcing verified deforestation free beef by end of calendar year 2021, with complete transition of our Australasia sourcing by December 31, 2025, Sourcing from Latin America by December 31, 2028" [...] "In our animal processing operations, there is virtually no waste and every part of the animal is used. [...] We also repurpose byproducts for items such as cosmetics, leather, fertilizer and pharmaceutical ingredients"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain."
          • Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Target date
            2027-2030
            0.3/2
            Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This Supplier Code of Conduct applies to Tyson’s service providers, independent contractors, consultants, suppliers, software providers, licensors, and their associated employees, agents, and/or subcontractors. [...] Our programs and policies support the principles contained within the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UK Modern Slavery Act, and the International Labour Organization’s Labour Standards. [...] Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2020
          Tyson introduced a cut off date of September 30th 2020.
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Leather Working Group

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Tyson is a [founding member] (since 2008) of the environmentally focused non-government organization, the Leather Working Group (LWG), that works to advance traceability back to hide facilities for their 400+ members, which include leather manufacturers, suppliers and brands. [...] In addition, Tyson has been an active participant of the organization’s leadership, holding a seat on the LWG board of the executive committee for three consecutive years."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "This Standard shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the AFi guidelines by establishing and maintaining a plan to address the following: [...] Maintain a risk management process to 1) track deforestation trends and developments; 2) identify other materials in the company’s supply chain posing deforestation risk; and 3) monitor existing and developing countries and jurisdictions at-risk for deforestation"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 100 tonnes
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "This Standard shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the AFi guidelines by establishing and maintaining a plan to address the following: [...] A system to monitor and address supplier alignment with this Standard. [...] Tyson recognizes not all suppliers will be able to meet these new requirements immediately; however, Tyson expects suppliers to make the changes necessary to meet the requirements by the target sourcing dates. Suppliers who do not adhere to these expectations will be evaluated and encouraged to put programs in place that align with Tyson’s goals and targets on deforestation. In addition, a transition period will be established for any subsequent business acquisitions to ensure adherence within a defined timeframe."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Tyson recognizes not all suppliers will be able to meet these new requirements immediately; however, Tyson expects suppliers to make the changes necessary to meet the requirements by the target sourcing dates. Suppliers who do not adhere to these expectations will be evaluated and encouraged to put programs in place that align with Tyson’s goals and targets on deforestation. In addition, a transition period will be established for any subsequent business acquisitions to ensure adherence within a defined timeframe."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      35/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            If Other, specify here: SFI

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks" [...] with a target date of "December 31, 2025" for pulp and paper packaging.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks" [...] with a target date of "December 31, 2025" for pulp and paper packaging.
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation: • No supply from areas of deforestation (as referenced in this Standard) from the cutoff date specified for the applicable commodity. • Work within credible forest protection frameworks" [...] with a target date of "December 31, 2025" for pulp and paper packaging.
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "In FY2019, we moved 100% of our corrugated supply purchases from 29.9% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content to 35.5%. This is a significant advance in the use of PCR fiber content, given the conditions in which our products are used (refrigerated/frozen, high-humidity, heavy-weight product mix environment), and we believe that this is close to the maximum corporate average PCR content that is attainable using currently available materials. We also transitioned 15,000 tons of folding carton paperboard to 100% PCR content. This paperboard is also 100% recyclable. In FY2020, our intent is to more than double this conversion to approximately 40,000 tons."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: Applies only to the companies' corrugated supply purchases

            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "In FY2019, we moved 100% of our corrugated supply purchases from 29.9% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content to 35.5%. This is a significant advance in the use of PCR fiber content, given the conditions in which our products are used (refrigerated/frozen, high-humidity, heavy-weight product mix environment), and we believe that this is close to the maximum corporate average PCR content that is attainable using currently available materials. We also transitioned 15,000 tons of folding carton paperboard to 100% PCR content. This paperboard is also 100% recyclable. In FY2020, our intent is to more than double this conversion to approximately 40,000 tons."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "In FY2019, we moved 100% of our corrugated supply purchases from 29.9% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content to 35.5%. This is a significant advance in the use of PCR fiber content, given the conditions in which our products are used (refrigerated/frozen, high-humidity, heavy-weight product mix environment), and we believe that this is close to the maximum corporate average PCR content that is attainable using currently available materials. We also transitioned 15,000 tons of folding carton paperboard to 100% PCR content. This paperboard is also 100% recyclable. In FY2020, our intent is to more than double this conversion to approximately 40,000 tons."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "In FY2019, we moved 100% of our corrugated supply purchases from 29.9% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content to 35.5%. This is a significant advance in the use of PCR fiber content, given the conditions in which our products are used (refrigerated/frozen, high-humidity, heavy-weight product mix environment), and we believe that this is close to the maximum corporate average PCR content that is attainable using currently available materials. We also transitioned 15,000 tons of folding carton paperboard to 100% PCR content. This paperboard is also 100% recyclable. In FY2020, our intent is to more than double this conversion to approximately 40,000 tons."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain." with a target date of 2025.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain." with a target date of 2025.
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1.3
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain." with a target date of 2025.
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            "Tyson expects its suppliers to meet the following for prevention of deforestation [...] For countries and jurisdictions of concern, provide traceability to farm or plantation of origin such as certification, geospatial or other supply chain mapping, and blockchain." with a target date of 2025.
      • Social Considerations
        4/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "This Supplier Code of Conduct applies to Tyson’s service providers, independent contractors, consultants, suppliers, software providers, licensors, and their associated employees, agents, and/or subcontractors. [...] Our programs and policies support the principles contained within the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UK Modern Slavery Act, and the International Labour Organization’s Labour Standards. [...] Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Our corrugated boxes are produced from 100 percent renewable material, contain 29.9 percent postconsumer recyclable packaging and are Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program-certified."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "In FY2019, we moved 100% of our corrugated supply purchases from 29.9% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content to 35.5%. This is a significant advance in the use of PCR fiber content, given the conditions in which our products are used (refrigerated/frozen, high-humidity, heavy-weight product mix environment), and we believe that this is close to the maximum corporate average PCR content that is attainable using currently available materials. We also transitioned 15,000 tons of folding carton paperboard to 100% PCR content. This paperboard is also 100% recyclable. In FY2020, our intent is to more than double this conversion to approximately 40,000 tons."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: SFI

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification scheme
            "Our corrugated boxes are produced from 100 percent renewable material, contain 29.9 percent postconsumer recyclable packaging and are Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program-certified."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 30/09/2020
          Tyson introduced a cut off date of September 30th 2020.
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: AMERIPEN and SPC

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Tyson joined the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC). AMPERIPEN is a leading North American packaging advisory group focused on providing public policymakers with factual packaging information and consequences prior to and during legislative enactments. The SPC is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "This Standard shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the AFi guidelines by establishing and maintaining a plan to address the following: [...] Maintain a risk management process to 1) track deforestation trends and developments; 2) identify other materials in the company’s supply chain posing deforestation risk; and 3) monitor existing and developing countries and jurisdictions at-risk for deforestation"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "This Standard shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the AFi guidelines by establishing and maintaining a plan to address the following: [...] A system to monitor and address supplier alignment with this Standard. [...] Tyson recognizes not all suppliers will be able to meet these new requirements immediately; however, Tyson expects suppliers to make the changes necessary to meet the requirements by the target sourcing dates. Suppliers who do not adhere to these expectations will be evaluated and encouraged to put programs in place that align with Tyson’s goals and targets on deforestation. In addition, a transition period will be established for any subsequent business acquisitions to ensure adherence within a defined timeframe."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Tyson recognizes not all suppliers will be able to meet these new requirements immediately; however, Tyson expects suppliers to make the changes necessary to meet the requirements by the target sourcing dates. Suppliers who do not adhere to these expectations will be evaluated and encouraged to put programs in place that align with Tyson’s goals and targets on deforestation. In addition, a transition period will be established for any subsequent business acquisitions to ensure adherence within a defined timeframe."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    18/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Operating across the United States, China and India, Tyson Foods Inc. has business in poultry, beef, pork and processed food products. The company’s poultry business is particularly noteworthy here, because it involves the provision of feed product to a network of independent poultry farmers that in 2015 exceeded 4,000. Animal feed uses significant quantities of soy, and in 2014 Tyson Food Inc’s operations in this field saw it ranked among the top ten feed producers worldwide.  Tyson Foods Inc. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Packaged food
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Tyson, KimmyDean, Hillshire Farm, Hillshire, BallPark, Raised & Rooted, Aidells, Golden Island, state Fair, Nature raised farms, Sara Lee, Wright, Bosco's, Gallo Salame, Bonici, the Bruss Company, Chairman's reserve, IBP, Lady Asten, Mexican Original, Open Prairie, Star Ranch Angus, Supreme Tender Pork, Wunderbar, Advance Pierre, Barber Foods, Big AZ, Fast Fixin, Hot n Ready, Jamwich, Landshire, Russer, SteakEze, Original Philly, Bryan, True Chers, Top Chews, Nudges, Reuben

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

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