Tyson CEO commits to advancing diversity, inclusion
July 25, 2017
by Kimberlie Clyma
Tom Hayes announces support of an effort by corporate CEOs to cultivate a workplace where diversity is welcome and respected.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Tyson Foods President and CEO Tom Hayes has joined a group of more than 250 CEOs working toward advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Hayes and Tyson Foods have joined a coalition called CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. By committing to CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, Tyson Foods has pledged to cultivate a workplace where diversity is welcome and respected, and where employees are encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.
“As part of our core values, we strive to treat each other with dignity and respect every day,” Hayes said. “Signing this pledge is another visible demonstration of our ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion, which we believe makes us a stronger, better team.”
As part of its diversity commitment, Tyson has five Business Resource Groups (BRGs) including Leaders of Tomorrow (Young Professionals), Multicultural, Pride Network, Veteran’s and Women’s BRGs that support community outreach and team member support and development through various activities at Tyson’s plants, facilities and corporate locations.
“We are so proud that we are continuing to build momentum and support for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion across companies, industries and regions. This collaboration expands our reach and brings in unique values, actions and perspectives to continue to raise the bar for the entire business community,” said Tim Ryan, US Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC and chair of the steering committee for the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. “The overwhelming support for the coalition has been amazing to see and with each and every new organization signing on, we have the opportunity to put our commitments into action by working together to improve diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and communities.”
In addition, Tyson Foods was recognized in 2016 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.