b'Perdue AssociatesTreating All Associates With Dignity AndRespect, Promoting Diversity And InclusionAnd Ensuring Equal OpportunityPerdue is committed to treatingIn 2014, we committed to moveour commitment to recruit, hire, all associates with dignity andbeyond diversity by taking atrain, promote and administer respect and has a strong policymore active role in creating anall personnel actions without against any form of discrimination,inclusionary workplace. Perdueregard to color, religion, age, sex, harassment or abuse. This includesFarms is signatory to CEO Actiongender identity, national origin, discrimination or harassment basedfor Diversity and Inclusion. Wemarital status, sexual orientation, on race, national origin, gender,now have our Inclusion Council,veteran status, status as a qualified gender identity, sexual orientationcomposed of diverse associatesindividual with a disability, andor religious beliefs. Any individualrepresenting different areas of theany other characteristic protected found to have engaged in this type company, providing direct input toby law. of conduct is dealt with swiftly, the senior management team.up to and including termination We also have a number of AssociateFurther, as a government of employment. Resource Groups designed to helpcontractor/subcontractor, we us build a diverse, inclusive andannually write Affirmative Action We take pride in the diversity ofengaged workforce and workplace.Plans for each unit within the our workforce and the mannerWe designated a Vice Presidentcompany and as part of that in which our facilities attract andof Talent Management and Chiefexercise we thoroughly analyze bring together people from differentDiversity Officer to help guide ourall company practices to ensure racial, ethnic, religious and culturalpath forward.discrimination does not occur. backgrounds. Perdue encourages diversity As part of our Equal Employmentthrough targeted recruiting Opportunity Policy, we reaffirmstrategies. 35 PEOPLE & PARTNERSOur Associates'