ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Tyson Foods Inc. recently tied for second place in the Corporate Religious Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Index that ranks Fortune 100 companies emphasizing faith in the lives of employees. The ranking is published by the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

The Springdale, Arkansas-based meat-processing company was called out for welcoming “what they call ‘the whole person,’ when it comes to matters of faith, even fully including those who don’t identify as religious.” 

Tyson employs 98 chaplains that provide pastoral care to employees and their families, regardless of their religious affiliation or beliefs. 

According to the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, the REDI Index establishes a new benchmark for a yearly assessment for corporate inclusion of religion as an integral part of its diversity initiatives. 

The organization noted that most companies on the list continue to overlook religious inclusion in favor of “prioritizing other important diversity classifications such as race, sexual orientation, disability, and others.”