Submitted by: Hormel Foods Corporation
Posted: Dec 03, 2009 – 07:30 AM EST
AUSTIN, Minn., Dec. 03 /CSRwire/ - Following its reduction of 5.2 million pounds of product packaging in 2008, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is proud to announce the results of several new packaging projects.
"Our new initiatives build on about 40 packaging reduction projects completed in 2008 and reflect the way we continuously look for means to improve the packaging of our products and reduce our environmental footprint," said Daniel S. Miller, Research and Development manager of packaging development at Hormel Foods. "In this process, we work with our suppliers to find innovative solutions."
New packaging reduction highlights and projected savings include:
These packaging reduction projects are part of the overall corporate responsibility strategy and goals set by Hormel Foods. Companywide commitments in the areas of people, process, products, performance and philanthropy are highlighted in the 2008 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report at http://www.hormelfoods.com/csr/2008/.
About Hormel Foods
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring quality, value-added brands to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, and in each of the past 10 years, Hormel Foods was named one of "The 400 Best Big Companies in America" by Forbes magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit http://www.hormelfoods.com.
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