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Tracking The Responsible Food Journey Of Hormel Foods


Reducing water usage, improving “water quality”, working with growers on the supply chain to promote inclusiveness and diversity, Hormel Foods delivers on a steady foot its commitments.

Dailycsr.com – 17 September 2017 – The eleventh CSR report of Hormel Foods is now “available online” whereby revealing information about the “food journey” undertaken during the financial year of 2016 in a responsible manner. For the full report, visit:
In the words of the C.E.O and the President of Hormel Foods, Jim Snee:
“At Hormel Foods, we are inspired to do our part to make the world a better place. We continue to produce food responsibly for customers and consumers around the world through our five focus areas: the environment, animal welfare, our products, people and communities. I’m extremely proud of our progress and that we continue to be recognized as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens.”
Here is of some Hormel Foods achievements acquired during 2016, as mentioned by Ethical Performance:
  • Surpassing its 2020 water reduction goal. In 2016 alone, Hormel Foods implemented projects that reduced water usage by 239 million gallons. The company remains on track to achieve all remaining 2020 environmental goals.
  • Announcing its participation in the Ceres and World Wildlife Fund Agwater Challenge. Through this initiative, Hormel Foods will work with growers in its supply chain to reduce water usage and improve water quality.
  • Conducting more than 2,000 audits to ensure the accountability of its animal welfare standards and also publicly announcing its antibiotic stewardship efforts.
  • Continuing its sodium reduction and clean-label initiative efforts. In 2016, Hormel Foods added two additional sodium reduction product categories and initiated 47 clean-label projects.
  • Continuing the advancement of its diversity and inclusion efforts. In 2016, an additional employee resource group was formed and the company achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.
  • Having a record year for charitable giving, with $10.9 million in cash and product donations. This includes $7.4 million in hunger donations, a donation of 2.7 million cans of SPAMMY® (a shelf-stable poultry product to help prevent childhood malnutrition in Guatemala), and more than $826,000 in education donations.
The CSR reports of Hormel Foods for 2016 follows the guidelines set by “Global Reporting Initiative G4” while maintaining “the core option”. The stakeholders can “easily view top-line highlights” of the report through “the interactive website”.