We strive to earn consistent and satisfactory profits for our shareholders and to invest in our people, products and processes.
You have a duty to avoid a conflict of interest, or an appearance of a conflict. A “conflict of interest” occurs when your personal interests or the interests of your family members either compete with your ability to perform your job responsibilities or compete with Tyson’s ability to conduct its business. While we respect your right to manage your personal interests and relationships, you have a duty to avoid using your company position to achieve personal gain.
A personal interest typically results in a financial transaction and may include employment, an equity interest (an ownership interest in a company), or holding of debt. Personal interests are separated into two categories: direct and indirect.
INDIRECT: Family Members:
A: If you have a personal interest in a business activity as defined above, we expect you to disclose it to protect yourself and the Company. It's not about whether you think it's immaterial or you think your job responsibilities don't conflict. It's about the existence of a personal interest in a business activity.
A: In the U.S., complete the electronic disclosure form linked below. It will be automatically routed to your supervisor, human resources director, and ethics and compliance for review. International locations may have a different form in place, contact HR for guidance. If we determine there's not an actual conflict of interest based on your current job responsibilities, then your personal interest and business activities are acceptable. If we determine there is a conflict of interest that cannot be resolved, we reserve the right to discontinue those business activities.
A: Yes. An indirect personal interest exists because your in-laws are considered family members and growers are considered business partners. You need to complete the disclosure form.