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Diversity and Inclusion is our Top Priority

We aspire to be an inclusive company that values the contributions of associates with diverse perspectives, recognizing that they strengthen both our organization and the communities we serve. We strive to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging where all associates feel valued and connected.

To help support a diverse, inclusive, and engaged workforce and workplace, we have established multiple Associate Resource Groups.

These groups are specifically designed to support our efforts in building an environment that embraces diversity and inclusivity. Our associates, who form the backbone of our 103-year-old company, are instrumental in our success. Therefore, it is crucial for us to attract, develop, and retain a workforce that mirrors the diversity of our stakeholders and communities.

Diversity & Inclusion Councils

We have established company-wide diversity and inclusion councils: the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Leadership Council, Perdue Farms D&I Council and nine Operations D&I Councils to bolster diversity and inclusion efforts that reflect the company’s aspiration to create an inclusive and equitable workplace.

By establishing these councils, Perdue Farms is taking proactive steps to ensure that every employee’s voice is heard, and that their unique experiences and backgrounds are celebrated and leveraged to drive innovation and growth. Through these initiatives, Perdue Farms is not only championing diversity and inclusion within their own ranks but also setting an inspiring example for the industry as a whole.

Our Associate Recognitions

At Perdue Farms, our six Associate Resource Groups play a crucial role in our commitment to diversity and inclusion. These groups, initiated and led by our dedicated associates who go the extra mile beyond their regular responsibilities, are instrumental in nurturing an inclusive environment. They facilitate the cultivation of a culture that values diversity, bring attention to significant awareness topics and events within our teams, and actively contribute to both our communities and our business.

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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

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

We hosted our 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 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 For A More Diverse And Inclusive Workplace

The Perdue Farms Disabilities Associate Resource Members provides support to associates with physical and/or mental disabilities, as well as those with 

Perdue Farms values and supports women through our Perdue Organization for Women Associate Resource Group.

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Our Veterans Associate Resource Group’s mission is to support veterans, service members, and military families, recognizing their contributions and experiences while serving our country.

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Our Disabled Associates and Family Members (DAFM) Assoociate Resource Group supports associates and their families who have disabilities. It raises awareness and acceptance of individuals with disabilities.

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The mission of our Groundbreaking Associate Inclusion Network (GAIN) Associate Resource Group is to foster belonging for people of color at Perdue Farms and help them reach their full potential.

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WeBelieve, Perdue’s interfaith and spiritual Associate Resource Group, is committed to being for all associates and the community to build a strong network of associate and community well-being

PRIDE Alliance is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) associates and allies.

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Third Annual Day of Understanding

As part of our commitment to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive, Perdue Farms hosted its third annual Day of Understanding surrounding the theme: Be a Difference Maker for Diversity & Inclusion. This year’s event was live-streamed to associates enterprise-wide; participants were encouraged to listen in, ask questions, engage in candid conversations, and to share their own views and experiences.

Associate Resource Group GAIN Wins 2021 Diversity Impact Award

Perdue Farms’ Groundbreaking Associate Inclusion Network (GAIN), won the 2021 Diversity Impact Awards™ in the Top 25 Employee Resource Group (ERG) Award category. GAIN’s mission is to foster of sense of belonging for all associates of color at Perdue Farms. This is the second consecutive Diversity Impact Awards™ win for the company, which last year received recognition for its Day of Understanding

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.