Submitted by Hormel Foods Corporation
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) today announced the release of its 2012 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report, available online at www.hormelfoods.com/csr. This is the company’s sixth full report, which includes information on the company’s second set of environmental goals that span from 2012 - 2020 using 2011 as a benchmark. The report is self-declared Application Level B as confirmed by the Global Reporting Initiative.
The annual report focuses on the company’s commitment to being a responsible food manufacturer. Highlighted performance and initiatives throughout 2012 include Hormel Foods:
"I am happy to share this year’s initiatives that have fueled our progress as a leading corporate citizen," said Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods. "We will continue to conduct business in a responsible manner following Our Way - the Hormel Foods values statement that defines how we operate every day in our approach to people, process, products, performance and philanthropy."
Several changes were made to the format of the report. In addition to including infographics for each area of focus, the content of the report is more concise and data-driven. Information about the company’s corporate responsibility initiatives that remain consistent year after year without the need for data updates, such as animal care practices, environmental policies and corporate governance, can be found on http://www.hormelfoods.com/About/CorporateResponsibility/Corporate-Responsibility.
In alignment with the company’s commitment to philanthropy and in honor of the launch of the seventh annual report, Hormel Foods will feature an online contest. For every retweet on Twitter announcing the release of the 2012 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report, the company will donate $7 to Feeding America (up to $5,000). Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
The 2012 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report is the company’s fifth consecutive report that can be found entirely online. It is also available as a fully downloadable PDF. The online report can be accessed and the PDF can be downloaded at www.hormelfoods.com/csr.
Hormel Foods plans to continue reporting on its environmental and social performance annually; the next report will be released in May 2014 for data spanning November 2012 to October 2013.
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 branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index, S&P Dividend Aristocrats for 2012, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was again named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the fifth year in a row. Hormel Foods debuted on the G.I. Jobs magazine list of America’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers in 2012. 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.
About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenue across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the ninth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future - Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ - focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
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