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  • Overall approach
    6/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "As a global organization with 239 facilities and 139,000 employees worldwide, achieving net zero emissions is a large undertaking which will look at emissions tied to direct global operations, energy sources and throughout the company's supply chain. Requiring a collective effort from every team member in addition to external stakeholders, key areas the company will be prioritizing to meet this goal include...Continuing work to eliminate deforestation risk throughout its global supply chain by 2030."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      "Tyson Foods is a member of the United Nations Global Compact"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests and other natural ecosystems provide climate protection in the form of carbon storage, and related environmental benefits for air and water quality."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Beef; Leather; Pulp & Paper
      "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
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    32/88
    • Beef
      31/88
      • Commitment Strength
        11/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            "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" [...] "cattle and beef...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
            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" [...] "cattle and beef...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
            2028-2030
            0/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/1
            "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" [...] "cattle and beef...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
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 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" [...] "cattle and beef...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
          5/9
          • 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
            0/2
            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."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • 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: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We are committed to observing fair labor practices and to treating our employees, whom we call team members, with dignity and respect. 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. We expect our suppliers to make the same commitments in their labor practices by having controls in place that: • Verify the employment eligibility of their employees • Prohibit inappropriate recruiting practices and fees • Ensure no forced labor or child labor is being used or human trafficking is occurring• Respect the right of employees to freely associate, organize, and bargain collectively• Ensure compliance with applicable wage and hour laws• Prohibit discrimination, harassment and workplace violence• Provide options for employees to report concerns without fear of retaliation"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: Not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Economic
          "Additionally, our membership in the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) has provided us opportunities of engagement with smallholders within this commodity. We participate in the open commodity market with our own set of regionally based cattle buyers. We negotiate our purchases with cattle feeders ranging from feedlots with thousands of head of cattle to small farming operations with just a few head of cattle."
        • 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Tyson introduced a cut off date of September 30th, 2020 for cattle and beef products. 
        • 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 (USRSB) 
          "Additionally, our membership in the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) has provided us opportunities of engagement with smallholders within this commodity. We participate in the open commodity market with our own set of regionally based cattle buyers. We negotiate our purchases with cattle feeders ranging from feedlots with thousands of head of cattle to small farming operations with just a few head of cattle."
        • 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 total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 6719424 heads 
          In their 2020 CDP Forest Report, Tyson state a total of 6719424 heads of cattle produced/consumed. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          What third-party verification is used?: Progressive BeefTM

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 30%

          What is the certified volume?: 100 heads of cattle

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 6,719,324 heads of cattle
          In their 2020 CDP Forest Report, Tyson state a total of 6,719,424 heads of cattle produced/consumed, of which 30% are certified. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "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: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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
      33/88
      • Commitment Strength
        14/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We have committed to transition to Certified SustainablePalm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil (a mixture of sustainable and conventional palm oil that is allowed if it is monitored administratively)" "Tyson has established the following cutoff vii and target sourcing dates for this Standard...Palm (embedded)...cutoff date... September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...December 31, 2030...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. • 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. • Adhere to Tyson Foods, Inc. Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets supplier expectations in the areas of labor and human rights, health and safety, the environment and ethical business practices. • Meet AFi Core Principle 2, Respect for Human Rights. "
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "we have committed to transition to Certified SustainablePalm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil (a mixture of sustainable and conventional palm oil that is allowed if it is monitored administratively)" "Tyson has established the following cutoff vii and target sourcing dates for this Standard...Palm (embedded)...cutoff date... September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...December 31, 2030...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. • 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. • Adhere to Tyson Foods, Inc. Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets supplier expectations in the areas of labor and human rights, health and safety, the environment and ethical business practices. • Meet AFi Core Principle 2, Respect for Human Rights. "
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            "we have committed to transition to Certified SustainablePalm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil (a mixture of sustainable and conventional palm oil that is allowed if it is monitored administratively)" "Tyson has established the following cutoff vii and target sourcing dates for this Standard...Palm (embedded)...cutoff date... September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...December 31, 2030...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. • 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. • Adhere to Tyson Foods, Inc. Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets supplier expectations in the areas of labor and human rights, health and safety, the environment and ethical business practices. • Meet AFi Core Principle 2, Respect for Human Rights. "
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            "we have committed to transition to Certified SustainablePalm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil (a mixture of sustainable and conventional palm oil that is allowed if it is monitored administratively)" "Tyson has established the following cutoff vii and target sourcing dates for this Standard...Palm (embedded)...cutoff date... September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...December 31, 2030...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. • 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. • Adhere to Tyson Foods, Inc. Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets supplier expectations in the areas of labor and human rights, health and safety, the environment and ethical business practices. • Meet AFi Core Principle 2, Respect for Human Rights. "
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Tyson's commitments 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
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Tyson's commitments 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
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Tyson's commitments 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
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2025
            Tyson's commitments 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
          4/6
          • 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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            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
            No target date
            0/0.7
            Target date
            No target date
            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."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • 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: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We are committed to observing fair labor practices and to treating our employees, whom we call team members, with dignity and respect. 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. We expect our suppliers to make the same commitments in their labor practices by having controls in place that: • Verify the employment eligibility of their employees • Prohibit inappropriate recruiting practices and fees • Ensure no forced labor or child labor is being used or human trafficking is occurring• Respect the right of employees to freely associate, organize, and bargain collectively• Ensure compliance with applicable wage and hour laws• Prohibit discrimination, harassment and workplace violence• Provide options for employees to report concerns without fear of retaliation"
        • 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: 0 not specified

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: not specified

            (Downstream 2.1 only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 not specified
            "we have committed to transition to Certified SustainablePalm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil (a mixture of sustainable and conventional palm oil that is allowed if it is monitored administratively)" "Tyson has established the following cutoff vii and target sourcing dates for this Standard...Palm (embedded)...cutoff date... September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...December 31, 2030...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. • 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. • Adhere to Tyson Foods, Inc. Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets supplier expectations in the areas of labor and human rights, health and safety, the environment and ethical business practices. • Meet AFi Core Principle 2, Respect for Human Rights. "
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Tyson's commitments 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
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 0 not specified

            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 0 not specified

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: 0 not specified

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "we have committed to transition to Certified SustainablePalm Oil (CSPO), with a minimum commitment to sourcing Certified Mass Balance Palm Oil (a mixture of sustainable and conventional palm oil that is allowed if it is monitored administratively)" "Tyson has established the following cutoff vii and target sourcing dates for this Standard...Palm (embedded)...cutoff date... September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...December 31, 2030...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. • 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. • Adhere to Tyson Foods, Inc. Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets supplier expectations in the areas of labor and human rights, health and safety, the environment and ethical business practices. • Meet AFi Core Principle 2, Respect for Human Rights. "
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification 
            Tyson's commitments 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
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Tyson's introduced a cut off date on September 30th, 2020 for (direct and embedded) palm oil. 
        • 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 partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 8423 metric tons
          In their 2020 CDP Forests Report, Tyson's report partial volumes of 8423 metric tons of palm oil. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandUnknown origin
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "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: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Improvement program

          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
      30/88
      • Commitment Strength
        11/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS
            "Tyson has established the following cutoff and target sourcing dates for this Standard...soy (embedded)...cutoff date...September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...December 31, 2030......Tyson has established the following cutoff and target sourcing dates for this Standard...soy (direct)...cutoff date...September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...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. • 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. • Adhere to Tyson Foods, Inc. Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets supplier expectations in the areas of labor and human rights, health and safety, the environment and ethical business practices. • Meet AFi Core Principle 2, Respect for Human Rights. " "With our rapid global expansion, we recognize the differences in supply chains around the world and are committed to responsibly sourced soy. 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
            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. • 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. • Adhere to Tyson Foods, Inc. Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets supplier expectations in the areas of labor and human rights, health and safety, the environment and ethical business practices. • Meet AFi Core Principle 2, Respect for Human Rights. " "With our rapid global expansion, we recognize the differences in supply chains around the world and are committed to responsibly sourced soy. 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
            2028-2030
            0/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/1
            "Tyson has established the following cutoff and target sourcing dates for this Standard...soy (embedded)...cutoff date...September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...December 31, 2030..."Tyson has established the following cutoff and target sourcing dates for this Standard...soy (direct)...cutoff date...September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...December 31, 2025"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2025
            "Tyson has established the following cutoff and target sourcing dates for this Standard...soy (embedded)...cutoff date...September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...December 31, 2030...Tyson has established the following cutoff and target sourcing dates for this Standard...soy (direct)...cutoff date...September 30, 2020...target sourcing date...December 31, 2025"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/9
          • 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
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1
            "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" 
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • 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: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We are committed to observing fair labor practices and to treating our employees, whom we call team members, with dignity and respect. 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. We expect our suppliers to make the same commitments in their labor practices by having controls in place that: • Verify the employment eligibility of their employees • Prohibit inappropriate recruiting practices and fees • Ensure no forced labor or child labor is being used or human trafficking is occurring• Respect the right of employees to freely associate, organize, and bargain collectively• Ensure compliance with applicable wage and hour laws• Prohibit discrimination, harassment and workplace violence• Provide options for employees to report concerns without fear of retaliation"
        • 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            In the 20219 RTRS ACOP report, Tyson foods reports an estimated purchase/use of Certified Responsible Soy at 4,908 tonnes  
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RTRS

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RTRS
            In the 20219 RTRS ACOP report, Tyson foods reports an estimated purchase/use of Certified Responsible Soy at 4,908 tonnes  
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Tyson's introduced a cut off date of September 30th 2020 for (direct and embedded) soy. 
        • 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 partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 2220000 metric tons 
          In their 2020 CDP Forest Report, Tyson's state 2220000 tons of soy.  
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          What is the compliant volume?: 2,500 tonnes
          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). 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "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: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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 *
      33/88
      • Commitment Strength
        9/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            "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" [...] "cattle and beef...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
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/1
            "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" [...] "cattle and beef...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
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 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" [...] "cattle and beef...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
          5/9
          • 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
            "cattle and beef...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" "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
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We are committed to observing fair labor practices and to treating our employees, whom we call team members, with dignity and respect. 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. We expect our suppliers to make the same commitments in their labor practices by having controls in place that: • Verify the employment eligibility of their employees • Prohibit inappropriate recruiting practices and fees • Ensure no forced labor or child labor is being used or human trafficking is occurring• Respect the right of employees to freely associate, organize, and bargain collectively• Ensure compliance with applicable wage and hour laws• Prohibit discrimination, harassment and workplace violence• Provide options for employees to report concerns without fear of retaliation"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Economic
          "Additionally, our membership in the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) has provided us opportunities of engagement with smallholders within this commodity. We participate in the open commodity market with our own set of regionally based cattle buyers. We negotiate our purchases with cattle feeders ranging from feedlots with thousands of head of cattle to small farming operations with just a few head of cattle."
        • 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Tyson's introduced a cut off date of September 30th, 2020 for cattle products. 
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Leather Working Group
          "Tyson is a [founding member] (since 2008) of the environmentally focused non-government organization, the Leather Working Group (LWG),..."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Every two years
          "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 total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          In their 2020 CDP Forest Report, Tyson state a total of 6719424 heads of cattle produced/consumed. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          What is the certified volume?: 100 heads of cattle

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 6,719,324 heads of cattle

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 30%

          What third-party verification is used?: Progressive Beef TM
          In their 2020 CDP Forest Report, Tyson state a total of 6,719,424 heads of cattle produced/consumed, of which 30% are certified. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "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: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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 *
      32/88
      • Commitment Strength
        14/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "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
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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.
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "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" [...] with a target date of "December 31, 2025" for pulp and paper packaging"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            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."; "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
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            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."; "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/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            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."; "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
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "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."; "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
          4/6
          • 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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            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
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • 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: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "We are committed to observing fair labor practices and to treating our employees, whom we call team members, with dignity and respect. 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. We expect our suppliers to make the same commitments in their labor practices by having controls in place that: • Verify the employment eligibility of their employees • Prohibit inappropriate recruiting practices and fees • Ensure no forced labor or child labor is being used or human trafficking is occurring• Respect the right of employees to freely associate, organize, and bargain collectively• Ensure compliance with applicable wage and hour laws• Prohibit discrimination, harassment and workplace violence• Provide options for employees to report concerns without fear of retaliation"
        • 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
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "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 2020, total recycled content was 37.5% of packaging, with 29.3% PCR content and 8.2% PIR content. We also transitioned virgin fiber paperboard across our Jimmy Dean® brand to 100% PCR in 2020. This brings total conversion of PCR paperboard in the past two fiscal years to 36,945 tons"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "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."; "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
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Tyson's introduced a cut off date of September 30th, 2020 for pulp, paper and packaging. 
        • 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?: AMERIPEN; Sustainable Packaging Coalition
          "The Tyson Foods Packaging Development group is a member of two significant sustainability organizations: the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC®).."In 2019, Tyson Foods engaged Proforest, an independent organization focused on sustainability in the forest and agricultural sectors and implementation of responsible sourcing practices, to conduct a deforestation risk assessment across our global agriculture supply chain. The assessment focused on commodities such as cattle, palm oil, soy, timber, and pulp/paper & packaging."  
        • 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 partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 614,700 tons
          In its 2020 CDP Forests Report, Tyson reports 614,700 tons of timber. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 
          "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: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    12/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    14/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    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.

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