Industry pioneer announces continued partnership with Honey Saves Hives campaign and releases their 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Submitted by Hormel Foods Corporation
BOULDER, CO., August 29, 2022 /CSRwire/ - Justin’s, a category leader known for crafting real food products that contribute to the world in a positive and meaningful way, today announced its continued support of Honey Saves Hives – a campaign from the National Honey Board to educate consumers on the important role honey, honey bees and beekeepers play in our day-to-day lives. Honey Saves Hives is the latest collaboration among Justin’s ongoing corporate social responsibility efforts, which, in addition to pollinator conservation, include sustainable packaging and ingredients and hunger relief. Together, the goal of these initiatives is to make the world a more resilient, well-fed place. In an effort towards ongoing transparency, Justin’s also announced the release of its annual 2021 Justin’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which outlines progress in each of Justin’s CSR areas.
“Honey bees are responsible for more than 35% of the foods we eat, and our team recognizes how connected and critical these pollinators are to our food system,1” said Penny Andino, vice president of marketing at Justin’s. “We are honored to continue our partnership with the National Honey Board’s Honey Saves Hives campaign for the third year in a row, as we both share a common mission of protecting honey bees and our food supply. We’re nuts for bees and collectively, we can all help save the pollinators.”
It’s time to BEE good – our ecosystem and food supply depend on it
Honey bees are important to our ecosystem as they pollinate a wide range of plants, including crops like almonds, apples and pumpkins.2 For almonds, the primary ingredient in the brand’s line of almond butters, protecting these buzzing bees is paramount as they are dying off at a 44% rate per year.3 That’s why Justin’s continues to join forces with national, state and local organizations that work to protect pollinators through habitat conservation and expansion, sustainable agriculture, research and education.
The National Honey Board’s Honey Saves Hives campaign educates consumers on the various ways they can help protect and preserve pollinator populations, including by purchasing select made-with-honey products, like JUSTIN’S® Honey Almond Butter and JUSTIN’S® Honey Peanut Butter, during National Honey Month this September and beyond. In addition, throughout September, Justin’s plans to encourage fans to show support for pollinators by entering a Bee Good giveaway on Instagram.
“We hope that our collective actions during National Honey Month will help elevate consumer awareness on the importance of honey bees, and share how a simple action, like purchasing products made with honey, can make a meaningful difference,” said Margaret Lombard, chief executive officer, National Honey Board.
Justin’s asks Why Not? with release of annual CSR report
Justin’s is not only dedicated to providing superior products with mindfully-sourced ingredients like organic honey, but also actively engages in corporate social responsibility efforts captured in their newly-released 2021 Justin’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.
“Why Not?! is our rallying cry for staying curious and challenging ourselves to be better,” said Randy Simonson, president of Justin’s. “It drives us as we push forward to make progress on CSR and related innovation initiatives.”
Key impacts highlighted in the annual CSR report include:
1 Source: Honey Saves Hives, National Honey Board
2 Source: FDA.gov-Helping Agriculture’s Helpful Honey Bees
3 Source: https://www.pollinator.org/
Established in 2004 in the home kitchen of health enthusiast Justin Gold, Justin’s supports an on-the-go lifestyle with an extensive line of naturally delicious, high-quality nut butter, USDA-certified organic nut butter cups, and plant-based snacks. Justin’s is known for delivering delicious taste, a ‘one-of-a-kind’ grind texture and convenient nutrition. For more information about how Justin’s is building a collective that’s nuts about making the world a more resilient, well-fed place, visit Justins.com, Facebook.com/JustinsNutButter, Instagram.com/Justins, TikTok.com/justinsbrand, and Pinterest.com/Justins
ABOUT NATIONAL HONEY BOARD
The National Honey Board (NHB) is an industry-funded agriculture promotion group that works to educate consumers about the benefits and uses for honey and honey products through research, marketing and promotional programs. The Board’s work, funded by an assessment on domestic and imported honey, is designed to increase the awareness and usage of honey by consumers, the foodservice industry and food manufacturers. The ten-member-Board, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, represents producers (beekeepers), packers, importers and a marketing cooperative. For more information, visit www.honey.com.
ABOUT HORMEL FOODS – INSPIRED PEOPLE. INSPIRED FOOD.™
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $11 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus®, Jennie-O® 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 on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list by 3BL Media 13 times, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.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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