Diversity and Inclusion is our Top Priority

A message from our
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Perdue Farms is an incredibly diverse company, with associates who bring different points of view that strengthen our company and our communities. We are proud that our strength comes from this diversity, and it is important to not just talk about diversity and inclusion, but to lead by example and action. As recent events demonstrate, this important work must continue, and our initiatives to ensure Diversity and Inclusion continue to be a top priority.

Kathryn Danko
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Our Associate Recognitions

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Perdue Farms Recognized As Best Employer For Diversity By Forbes For Second Year In a Row

Our steadfast commitment to our associates and creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive is one of the factors that has contributed to our success and longevity. Receiving this honor once again is a true testament to our incredibly diverse workforce that reflects the values and commitments of our company.

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Perdue Farms Recognized by “2020 Women On Boards” For Diversity on Board of Directors

The 2020 Women on Boards, a national organization that aims to boost female representation on corporate boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020, has recognized Perdue Farms for leadership in gender diversity on its Board of Directors with its 2018 “W” (Winning) Company Award.

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Our Diversity and Inclusion Journey

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Perdue Farms Diversity and Inclusion Forum

Championed by CEO Randy Day, we brought together leaders and managers for the Company’s first Diversity and Inclusion Forum in 2018, with a keynote address from Marley Dias, the 13-year old teen activist. We have also hosted an Unconscious Bias Training for leaders to help them recognize these biases in themselves and in the workplace.

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Perdue Farms Hosts First Company-Wide Day of Understanding to Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion

In 2020, we hosted our first Day of Understanding for all associates, to provide a forum to have tough conversations, foster dialogue and increase understanding around diversity and inclusion.

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Perdue Farms One of First to Sign with the CEO Action Initiative

Although our associate population is diverse, we recognize a need for more inclusion to fully engage all our associates and benefit from their perspectives. We continue to help build and grow our Associate Resource group. You can find more information here.

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Engaging Our Associates

We have a number of Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) designed to help us build a diverse, inclusive and engaged workforce and workplace. Our associates are the backbone of our company and our success, so it’s important that we attract, develop and retain a workforce that reflects the diversity of our stakeholders and our communities.

Women have been the backbone of Perdue Farms since our inception, and our Perdue Organization for Women (POW) Associate Resource Group continues that tradition. POW

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Perdue is proud to count military veterans and their families amongst our associates. Our Veterans Associate Resource Group (VARG) fosters an esprit de corps and 

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The Perdue Farms Disabilities Associate Resource Group is dedicated to providing support to associates with physical and/or mental disabilities, as well as those with 

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Lead by the Perdue Farms Chief Diversity Officer, Kathryn Danko, the Diversity and Inclusion Council consists of men and women from all backgrounds and levels within the company. It provides recommendations

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GAIN's mission is to foster a sense of belonging for all people of color at Perdue and unleash our fullest potential.

The goal of the Interfaith & Spiritual Associate Resource Group is to bring an essential resource for the assistance, education, tranquil space and outreach to all associates and the community, in order to build a strong network of associate care as well as community well-being.


Our Responsibility to Our Associates and Communities

We are committed to involving our associates in creating a safe, secure, inclusive, productive and healthy work environment with competitive wages and benefits, and to complying with all applicable laws and regulations.


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