Perdue Farms Recognized by “2020 Women On Boards” For Diversity on Board of Directors
March 7, 2019
Salisbury, Md. (Thursday, March 7, 2019) — 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. Fifty-six percent of Perdue’s directors are women.
Perdue is one of 1,294 companies nationally recognized as a “W” company. Currently, five of the company’s nine board members are women.
“Diversity of thought is essential to good corporate governance,” according to the 2020 Women on Boards web site. “Corporate boards of directors should reflect the company stakeholders — their customers, employees and shareholders.”
2020 Women on Boards campaign supporters include individuals, organizations and companies that embrace the principle that diversity in the boardroom encourages good corporate decision-making.
About Perdue Farms
We’re a fourth-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers and farmers through trusted choices in products and services.
The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., and the company is the leader in organic chicken in the U.S., and Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork, and in USDA-certified organic chicken. Learn more at www.perduefarms.com.