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McKinsey consultant to become Tyson’s first chief sustainability officer

Packer and tanning group Tyson has appointed Justin Whitmore to the newly created role of chief sustainability officer. This follows an earlier announcement that the company would place sustainability at the centre of the its future plans.

Mr Whitmore will take up the post on May 1. He joins from consultancy firm McKinsey, where he worked with clients to address sustainability issues while considering operational complexity, consumer demand, market share growth and financial discipline.

“I am pleased to welcome Justin to the Tyson Foods family,” said chief executive, Tom Hayes. “We created this new role as part of our commitment to invest in our future through sustainability initiatives while funding them in the present through a best-in-class approach to continuous improvement.”

He added that the company believes this appointment will not only drive change at Tyson, but across the industry.

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