A report by a prominent Hispanic organization ranks Tyson Foods, Inc., among the top 20 companies in the country for its inclusion of Hispanics throughout its business. The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) this week released its first Corporate Index, ranking Hispanic inclusion by Fortune 100 companies. The Index, which was announced at the association's Symposium on Corporate Responsibility, lists Tyson at number 18. IBM ranked first.

The HACR assessment measured the inclusion of Hispanics in such areas as executive leadership, corporate governance, workforce representation, Hispanic community reciprocity and Hispanic supplier outreach and development.

Last year, Tyson appointed the company's first Hispanic board member. Albert C. Zapanta, president and CEO of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, is now one of five independent directors on the company's board. Zapanta was recognized by HACR as a 2005 honoree. He was one of five Hispanic leaders on the boards of Fortune 100 companies who were recognized by the Association.

Source: Company Release