Investor Advocates for Social Justice

Tri-CRI Urges Tyson Shareholders to Support Human Rights Due Diligence Proposal

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The American Baptist Home Mission Society and 10 co-filers urge you to vote FOR the Shareholder Proposal on Human Rights Due Diligence at The Tyson Foods Inc. Annual Meeting on February 7, 2019. Read Exempt Solicitation here.

Support for this resolution is warranted because:

  • (1) Tyson has a responsibility to respect human rights within company-owned operations and through business relationships under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and should carry out human rights due diligence to meet this responsibility.
  • (2) Tyson’s business activities may adversely impact salient human rights, including the rights of workers, communities, and the rights to health and water;
  • (3) Human rights due diligence is an effective risk management process, and failure to conduct effective human rights due diligence has had a negative financial impact on Tyson, including fines charged for regulatory violations, lawsuit settlements, and loss of social license to operate; and
  • (4) Tyson’s existing policies and practices do not demonstrate effective human rights due diligence or meet increasing investor expectations


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