Hormel named one of America’s most responsible companies by Newsweek

Published 6:46 pm Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Hormel Foods Corporation has been named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek  magazine for the third year in a row. This honor is among the many honors and rankings the  company receives for its world-class corporate responsibility efforts.

The company was also recently recognized as a Best for Vets Employer by Military Times and received numerous  accolades for its internship program by Vault.

“This recognition is a continued testament to the outstanding work being done by our company  to make a positive impact on our planet and the communities we serve,” said Jim Snee,  chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods. “Hormel Foods  continues to be a leader in the food industry with a dedicated focus on environmental, social and corporate governance progress. As a global food company, we have an opportunity to lead  the way to create a more sustainable and resilient food system. We’re proud of all that we have  accomplished on Our Food Journey especially during the pandemic related to food security  and education. Our commitment to making the world in which we live a better place has never been stronger.”

In 2020, the company donated  $8.2 million in cash and products, which included hunger-relief, COVID-19 and disaster-relief  donations to support numerous organizations, such as Feeding America, Conscious Alliance and Convoy of Hope. In addition, the company also contributed more than $1 million in  education donations and launched a first-of-a-kind Inspired Pathways program that provides the  opportunity of a free, two-year-college education for the dependent children of its team  members.

The company also recently announced the new set of corporate responsibility goals the company it will strive to achieve by 2030 (the 20 By 30 Challenge). The new goals follow the company’s previous set of goals in which the company achieved significant reductions in its  packaging, nonrenewable energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and solid waste  sent to landfills. The company’s new goals were based on a robust key topics assessment  process that identified and prioritized the topics most relevant to the company and its stakeholders.

America’s Most Responsible Companies were selected based on publicly available key  performance indicators derived from corporate responsibility reports as well as an independent  survey. The key performance indicators focused on company performance in the environmental, social and corporate governance areas, while the independent survey asked U.S. citizens about  their perception of company activities related to corporate responsibility. The final list recognizes  the top 500 most responsible companies in the United States, spanning dozens of industries.

To view the complete list of America’s Most Responsibility Companies, visit www.newsweek.com/americas-most-responsible-companies-2022. Additional information  about the company’s corporate responsibility efforts can be found at   https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.