US meat giant Tyson Foods has flagged its green credentials with the release of its corporate responsibility report.


The 64-page publication, titled “Sustainability – It’s In Our Nature“, outlines Tyson’s economic, social and environmental efforts, which company officials call their “triple bottom-line.”


The report, which covers topics from ethics and resource conservation to food safety and animal well-being, highlights some of Tyson’s goals, including reducing its water usage by 15% and producing up to 250m gallons of renewable fuel a year from animal fat in the next three to four years.


“We believe sustainability is essentially doing the right thing, whether it involves protecting natural resources, creating alternative energy or feeding the hungry,” said Richard Bond, president and CEO of Tyson Foods. “It’s our hope the new report will show how sustainability is a natural outgrowth of Tyson’s core values and how we strive to take ethical and social responsibility in the way we do business.”


The report covers fiscal reporting years of 2006 and 2007 and highlights Tyson’s efforts in areas including new product development, renewable energy, community involvement and hunger relief.