Our progress is measured not only in the dollars we make, but in the lives we touch and the communities we lift.
For the last 12 years, we have been proud to share our corporate responsibility efforts and achievements. Our 2017 report has been developed in collaboration with the Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Council and other company experts, and was reviewed and approved by the council, experts and the respective vice presidents who oversee relevant topics. Additionally, the report has also been reviewed by our executive-level Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee.
As in past years, this 2017 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report is an annual report designed to provide useful information for our stakeholders, who include employees, customers, consumers, investors, suppliers, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies and communities. It follows the GRI Standards established by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and covers anecdotal and benchmark data from fiscal year 2017, unless otherwise noted. All other boundary-related information for this report can be found in the boundary and measurement section. Our previous reports covered fiscal years 2006 to 2016.