42 Employee Rights, Voice & Engagement We prefer to take a team approach to management, and the Perdue Continuous Improvement Process encourages associate involvement and engagement by seeking their input, experience and insights to help us improve our processes, increase efficiencies and reduce waste. Committees such as Safety Teams, Diversity and Inclusion Teams, Green Teams, and teams focused on food safety and quality include both hourly and salaried associates working together. We hold associate roundtables on a regular basis in which associates can bring up any topic they wish to discuss. A rotating schedule ensures we include almost all of our hourly associates during the year. We provide all associates with several mechanisms to air their grievances or concerns. • Our Open-Door Policy allows any associate to speak to any member of management at any time. • Our “Speak Up, We’re Listening” confidential hotline allows associates to call a third-party, toll-free hotline to anonymously report suspected illegal or unethical activity. • Our Peer Review Program allows associates who have been disciplined or terminated to appeal their cases in front of a panel of their peers, selected by them, from a group of trained panelists. If the panel’s decision is to remove the discipline or reinstate the associate, that decision is final. PEOPLE & PARTNERS: OUR ASSOCIATES