To our Tyson team members,
Many of you may have heard that some of the leadership at our Waterloo facility may have acted in a way that tarnishes our core values. I am angry and upset, as I’m sure are all of you. I’m embarrassed by this alleged behavior, and we will not tolerate any disrespect or disregard for the well-being of our team members. This is not the company that my grandfather founded and that my father passed on to me, and it is not what we stand for today.
We have suspended, without pay, the individuals involved in the alleged activities. We have also retained former Attorney General Eric Holder and his law firm to investigate what occurred in Waterloo. If this investigation determines that these accusations are true, I promise you that we will swiftly take additional actions.
None of this should overshadow the incredible work you have all done this year. I have never been prouder of our team members and our company. You have all stayed strong and supported each other day after day during difficult times. I know the commitment it takes to come to work each day, and we will honor your dedication by keeping you healthy and safe and following our core values, every day and in everything we do.
My promise to each and every one of you is that I will always be guided by the lessons taught to me by my father and grandfather and will live up to their legacy. I respect that you come to work every day, and you deserve to be treated with dignity. You will be. This is who we are, and who we will remain. It is important to me that this company is a place where all of us are proud to work together.