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Tyson Foods 13/100

(NYSE:TSN) 17 of 20 (2016)

Tyson Foods Inc. (Tyson Foods) ranks seventeenth on the benchmark overall. The company discloses limited information on its efforts to mitigate forced labor and human trafficking in its supply chain, underperforming relative to the overall benchmark average. Tyson Foods addresses forced labor and human trafficking in its Supplier Code of Conduct and integrates these standards into supplier contracts. The company also trains its employees on its Code of Conduct, which addresses forced labor. Tyson Foods is encouraged to disclose its policies and processes particularly in the areas of recruitment, monitoring, and remedy.

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13 /100

2016 Ranking: 17 of 20

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Tyson Foods was evaluated both in 2016, when it ranked 17th out of 20 companies, and in 2018, when it ranked 31st out of 38 companies. Compared to 2016, the company decreased its score by one point, to 12/100. Since 2016, the company has taken limited steps to improve by disclosing that its grievance mechanism is also available to its suppliers' workers and that it may undertake third-party audits against its supplier code (which includes the prohibition of forced labor).

METHODOLOGY

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The average score for the sector was 30/100, matching the average score in the 2016 benchmark. Compared to 2016, the number of companies assessed in 2018 increased from 20 to 38. Since 2016 the methodology has been strengthened, making it harder for companies to achieve the same score. The 19 companies benchmarked in both 2016 and 2018 saw their average score increase from 30/100 to 33/100, which is positive given the changes to the methodology.

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2016

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Tyson Foods was evaluated both in 2016, when it ranked 17th out of 20 companies, and in 2018, when it ranked 31st out of 38 companies. Compared to 2016, the company decreased its score by one point, to 12/100. Since 2016, the company has taken limited steps to improve by disclosing that its grievance mechanism is also available to its suppliers' workers and that it may undertake third-party audits against its supplier code (which includes the prohibition of forced labor).

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2018

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The average score for the sector was 30/100, matching the average score in the 2016 benchmark. Compared to 2016, the number of companies assessed in 2018 increased from 20 to 38. Since 2016 the methodology has been strengthened, making it harder for companies to achieve the same score. The 19 companies benchmarked in both 2016 and 2018 saw their average score increase from 30/100 to 33/100, which is positive given the changes to the methodology.

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THEME AND INDICATOR SCORE

The benchmark methodology has seven themes, selected to capture the key areas where companies need to take action to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. There are a total of 22 indicators across the seven themes. For each theme, a company can score a total of 100 points.

Commitment and Governance

The company's top-level commitments on forced labor, supply chain standards, management processes, training programs and stakeholder engagement.

OVERALL 42
INDICATORS
Awareness and Commitment
100
Supply Chain Standards
60
Management and Accountability
0
Training
50
Stakeholder Engagement
0

Traceability and Risk Assessment

The extent to which the company traces its supply chain and conducts forced labor risk assessments, and discloses information about these processes.

OVERALL 25
Traceability
50
Risk Assessment
0

Purchasing Practices

The company's awareness and action on purchasing practices that can exacerbate forced labor risks and its process for selecting suppliers, integrating standards into contracts, and cascading them down the supply chain.

OVERALL 25
Purchasing Practices
0
Supplier Selection
0
Integration into Supplier Contracts
100
Cascading Standards through the Supply Chain
0

Recruitment

The company's approach to reducing exploitation by recruitment agencies and eliminating workers' payment of fees for their jobs.

OVERALL 0
Recruitment Approach
0
Recruitment Fees
0
Recruitment Audits
0

Worker Voice

The extent to which the company proactively communicates with workers through the supply chain, enables freedom of association and ensures access to effective and trusted grievance mechanisms.

OVERALL 0
INDICATORS
Communication of Policies
0
Worker Voice
0
Worker Empowerment
0
Grievance Mechanism
0

Monitoring

The company's process for auditing (including whether it includes non-scheduled visits, document review, worker interviews) and disclosure about the audit process and findings.

OVERALL 0
Auditing Process
0
Audit Disclosure
0

Remedy

The extent to which the company has corrective action plans for non-compliant factories, as well as processes for remedying workers who are victims of forced labor, and reports on remedies provided.

OVERALL 0
Corrective Action Plans
0
Remedy Programs
0

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