Tom Hayes, president and CEO of Tyson Foods, has joined CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, a group of more than 250 CEOs who have committed themselves and the companies they lead to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

By signing on to this pledge, Tyson Foods commits to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.

“As part of our core values, we strive to treat each other with dignity and respect every day,” said Hayes. “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.”

“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, U.S. 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.”

As part of its commitment to maintaining a culture that fosters diversity and inclusion, the company has five Business Resource Groups (BRGs) including Leaders of Tomorrow (Young Professionals), Multicultural, Pride Network, Veteran’s, and Women’s BRGs that provide business impact, community outreach, and team member support and development through various activities at the company’s multiple locations.

Additionally, Tyson Foods was recognized in 2016 as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index.