Ask questions if you need guidance
If you have questions about company policies or the law, start with our Code. It’s a great resource to help you answer many questions; however, the Code doesn’t address every business situation you may come across. If you can’t find an answer to your question in the Code, or if you are still uncertain about your specific situation, ask a member of your management team. They can answer questions around policies, processes, procedures, work responsibilities and your working environment. If the Code or a member of your management team is unable to answer your question or you need additional guidance, contact your local Human Resources (HR) representative.RAISE CONCERNS
Raise concerns if you suspect wrongdoing
If you are aware of or suspect any violation of our Code, company policies or the law, you have a duty to raise your concerns. You should openly, honestly and promptly raise your concerns and never delegate the responsibility of reporting misconduct, nor should you assume someone else will report the misconduct.
We encourage you to raise your concerns to your supervisor. If you are unsatisfied with your supervisor’s response or if you feel uncomfortable speaking with your supervisor about your concerns, you may raise your concerns to a member of your management team or your local HR representative.
If you are aware of material or significant concerns or complaints regarding accounting matters or publicly filed documents, please reference the Whistleblower Policy for information about raising these concerns with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors without fear of dismissal or retaliation.
In addition to the options listed above, you have another option to ask questions or raise concerns by contacting our Help Line. We encourage you to use the Help Line option when you:
The Help Line is operated by an independent third-party and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phone. It uses a specific toll-free telephone number based on the country from which you are calling. If you are calling from the United States dial 1.888.301.7304. If you are calling from outside the United States, refer to the Contacts section. You may also use the internet Web Line at TellTysonFirst.com.
When you contact the Help Line, please provide as much of the following information as possible:
You also have the option to raise concerns by contacting our Ethics and Compliance Department directly, refer to the Contacts section. We expect you to use one of the reporting options available to raise your concerns; all we ask is that when you raise a concern, you report it in good faith.
Your identity and the information you provide will be kept confidential except as needed to conduct a thorough investigation. You may choose to remain anonymous except where local laws outside the U.S. restrict you from doing so. Please keep in mind it may be more difficult or even impossible for us to investigate anonymous reports.
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Member of your management team
Local HR representative
Help Line/Web Line
Ethics and compliance department
We do not tolerate retaliation for asking questions or raising concerns
We are devoted to maintaining a workplace where we can all ask questions and raise concerns in good faith without fear of retaliation. We prohibit any form of retaliation for asking questions, raising concerns or cooperating with internal investigations.
In some cases, team members who report misconduct may perceive well intentioned actions as retaliation even when it’s not the case. It’s important for supervisors to continue to treat a team member who asked a question or raised a concern with dignity and respect.
If you are aware of or suspect any form of retaliation, you have a duty to report it. Retaliation can take many forms, it may be obvious or subtle and it may be inflicted by supervisors or peers.
We take appropriate disciplinary action for code violations
We are expected to do what’s right and comply with our Code, company policies and the law while conducting company business because every decision makes a difference. Any team member who violates our Code, company policies or laws will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination depending on the nature and severity of the violation.
We review all reports of suspected misconduct
We take reports of misconduct seriously. When appropriate, we will conduct a full investigation to determine the facts surrounding the situation in order to address, document and prevent the recurrence of misconduct. We make every effort to protect the identity of anyone making a report in good faith. We expect team members and any person involved to fully cooperate with investigations and to provide truthful and complete information. You should never provide misleading information or alter, destroy, or cover-up evidence in an attempt to avert or hinder the investigation.