JACKSON, Miss. (March 24, 2017) – Sanderson Farms, Inc. has been named a 2020 Women on Boards Winning ‘W’ Company for the sixth consecutive year. Since the organization began tracking board diversity in 2011, Sanderson Farms has been recognized each year for the notable number of women who sit on its board.
Currently, women comprise 33% of those who have a seat on the Sanderson Farms, Inc. Board. “We are honored to be acknowledged once again by such an admirable organization,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., CEO and Chairman of the Board of Sanderson Farms. “We have so many intelligent, hard-working women making a difference through their positions here at Sanderson Farms. Their contributions are vital to our operations.”
A non-profit grassroots campaign, 2020 Women on Boards seeks to increase the percentage of women who serve on U.S. company boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020. The organization strives to educate corporate stakeholders on the importance of board diversity.
Sanderson Farms, Inc. is proud to support the goals of 2020 Women on Boards by not only meeting, but exceeding their standards.
“Sanderson Farms continues to stand out as an example of good corporate governance practices,” said Malli Gero, President of 2020 Women on Boards. “We appreciate their continued commitment and look forward to seeing Sanderson Farms on the ‘W’ list in the years ahead.”
About Sanderson Farms
Sanderson Farms, Inc., founded in 1947, is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Employing more than 11,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 13 different cities, Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the United States. As a company, Sanderson Farms is committed to adopting a fresh approach in everything that we do. Not only where products are concerned, but companywide as well. Though the company has grown in size, it still adheres to the same hometown values of honesty, integrity and innovation that were established when the Sanderson family founded the company back in 1947.