Tyson Foods, Inc. proudly announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Tyson Foods is one of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

"We’re proud of our diversity and believe it makes us a stronger, better company. As part of our core values, we strive to be inclusive, operate with integrity and be respectful of each other every day,” said Tom Hayes, president and CEO of Tyson Foods. “We are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for our ongoing commitment to the LGBTQ community and workplace equality.”

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The 2018 CEI rated 947 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Tyson Foods satisfied all of the CEI’s criteria and earned the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

This is the second year Tyson Foods achieved a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index, demonstrating the company’s commitment to building an inclusive culture. For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.