b'TREATING ALL ASSOCIATES WITH DIGNITY ANDRESPECT, PROMOTING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIONAND ENSURING EQUAL OPPORTUNITYPerdue is committed to treating all associates with dignity and respect and has a strong policy against any form of discrimination, harassment or abuse. This includes discrimination or harassment based on race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. Any individual found guilty of this type of conduct would be dealt with severely, up to and including termination of employment. We take pride in the diversity of our workforce and the manner in which our facilities attract and bring together people from different racial, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.In 2014, we committed to move beyond diversity by taking a more active role in creating an inclusionary workplace. We now have our Inclusion Council, composed of diverse associates representing different areas of the company, providing direct input to the senior management team. In 2017, Perdues vice president of human resource services assumed additional responsibility as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Perdue Farms is signatory to CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. As part of our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, we reaffirm our commitment to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer all personnel actions without regard to color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability and any other characteristic protected by law. Further, as a government contractor/subcontractor, we annually write Affirmative Action Plans for each unit within the company and as part of that exercise we thoroughly analyze all company practices to ensure discrimination does not exist. Perdue encourages diversity through targeted recruiting strategies. 54 PEOPLE AND PARTNERS: OUR ASSOCIATES'