69 Governance & Accountability Stewardship is part of our culture, goals and day-to-day operations • Our company’s sustainability platform, “We believe in responsible food and agriculture,” is part of our formal vision-and-values framework and communicated to all associates. Our company’s Values are Quality, Integrity, Teamwork and Stewardship, and our stewardship goal reads: We protect the environment, ensure the well- being of our associates, provide for the welfare of the animals in our care, live up to our civic responsibilities and generate earnings for the future of our company. • Ensuring adherence to our values, including the stewardship platform, is the responsibility of the Chairman and a shared accountability of all associates. • Each year, our company sets goals in the areas of people, products, planet and profitability and communicates those goals to all associates. All managers are held accountable for goals in the areas of associate safety, health and retention; product quality, safety and customer service; environmental stewardship; and financial performance. The board and senior leadership approve these goals. The board reviews results, and progress toward the goals factors into management compensation. • Our Vice President of Sustainability reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for developing our environmental stewardship goals. For our environmental stewardship goals, we measure reductions in intensity (use per pound of product). While annual reductions or increases in production impact our results from one year to the next, we feel this metric encourages ongoing responsibility and makes us accountable for responsible growth. PEOPLE & PARTNERS: OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS & COMPANY