Tyson Foods announced on Thursday the appointment of John R. Tyson Chief Sustainability Officer, effective immediately.  John R. Tyson is a fourth generation family member.  He will report to Noel White, President and CEO of Tyson Foods.

Justin Whitmore, who has been serving as Tyson Foods’ Sustainability Officer since 2017, will now turn his full attention to leading Tyson Foods’ growing alternative protein business.

John R. Tyson will lead Tyson Foods’ efforts to support a more sustainable food system. This includes driving improvement by implementing the company’s sustainability strategy and commitments as well as managing the sustainability, animal welfare, environmental and social responsibility teams.

“I am excited to play a role in leading our company’s sustainability efforts,” said John R. Tyson.  “Taking care of our people and our planet is a priority for Tyson Foods.  We are uniquely positioned to lead within the global food system, and therefore we must continue challenging ourselves to be stewards of our natural resources while striving to feed the world safely, affordably and with delicious food,” Tyson said.

“John has a passion for sustainability as well as the leadership skills to help continue the momentum we’ve built,” said Noel White.  “He cares deeply about the people of this company, understands the strategic growth opportunities in sustainable protein, and recognizes the importance of our enterprise-wide sustainability commitments.”


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