What's Expected


“If you have a question about who has the responsibility...it is yours.”

-John W. Tyson, Founder



Our Code governs all of our business decisions and actions regardless of where we are located in the world and it applies to all of the following:

  • Team Members
  • Tyson Board of Directors
  • Subsidiaries
  • Consultants, lobbyists, brokers, agents and other Tyson representatives

It is our responsibility as individual team members to comply with our Code, company policies and the law. It is also our responsibility to complete our annual compliance training curriculum to certify individually that we understand and agree to follow the provisions of this Code.

Policy Reference: Compliance Training Policy
Contact: Ethics & Compliance
Any waiver of our Code must be approved by our Board of Directors. You may contact Ethics and Compliance for more information about how to request a waiver.

Our Code attempts to address the most common legal and ethical issues you may encounter; however, it’s impossible to address every business situation in one document. When deciding whether an action is ethical and in compliance with our Code, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does my action align with our Core Values?
  • Do I feel like I’m Doing What’s Right?
  • Is it consistent with the way I would want to be treated?
  • How would it look if my decision is published in the newspaper?
  • Is it legal?


We do business in multiple countries around the world. We respect the diverse cultures and comply with the local laws in these countries. As these laws and regulations change, our Code will be revised to comply with these changes when possible. When differences exist between the Code and local law or customs, you should apply whichever sets the highest standard. An instance may occur when the laws of a country conflict with our Code. If you encounter such a conflict, refer to the international policy applicable to your country, or contact the Law Department.

Policy Reference: Policies Website
Contact: Corporate Human Resources, Law Department


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