Statements and Responses
Wages, Working Conditions and Our Responsibility to Our Associates and Communities
As one of the major employers in many of our communities, we recognize our responsibility to provide a safe, productive and rewarding workplace and to contribute positively to the community.
Wages and benefits
Compliance with all applicable laws
We also require that our associates and anyone working on our behalf – including business partners, vendors, service providers, independent contractors and each of their subcontractors – comply with all the laws and regulations in the countries in which they and Perdue operate, as well as with our company’s procedures and policies.
In particular, Perdue Farms requires that everyone in our supply chains adhere to an absolute prohibition on the use of human trafficking, slavery or involuntary labor of any kind, including child labor and indentured labor.
Associate safety, health and wellness
Dignity, respect and diversity
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.
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, 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/sub-contractor, 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 by providing scholarships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and through targeted recruiting strategies.
We believe a union-free environment provides the best opportunity for our associates to work together as a team. At the same time, we are fully committed to protecting the rights of all of our employees, including the right to associate, organize and bargain collectively in a lawful and peaceful manner, without penalty or interference.