Hormel makes top 20 of corp. citizens list

Published 10:47 am Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hormel Foods Corp. jumped 11 spots to No. 19 and was the top Minnesota company named to the 13th annual Corporate Responsibility Magazine “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. This is the fourth consecutive year the magazine recognized Hormel, ranking No. 30 in 2011 and No. 40 in both 2009 and 2010.

“We are honored to receive this recognition as the result of our long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility,” said Julie Craven, vice president of corporate communications at Hormel. “We regard our corporate responsibility initiatives as a collaborative effort, representing the company’s accomplishments in the areas of people, process, performance, products and philanthropy.”

According to Dirk Olin, editor-in-chief of CR Magazine, the list tracks 324 data points, most of which are about environmental, human, legal and financial transparency.

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The list is compiled based entirely on publicly available information, including nonsecure websites, government and regulatory sources, investment publications and nongovernmental organization databases.

Hormel aims to publicly disclose information about its dedication to corporate responsibility each year through the Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report and several other initiatives. The 2011 report will be released in May.

Visit www.hormelfoods.com/csr to learn more about corporate responsibility and sustainability at Hormel and to view the 2010 report.