The boundary of the report includes all entities over which Hormel Foods exercises control or significant influence with regard to financial and operating policies and practices.
Unless otherwise noted, the report does not include MegaMex Foods (less than 50 percent operational and financial control), Fresherized Foods (acquisition of a joint venture), Okinawa Hormel Ltd. (less than 50 percent operational and financial control) and Purefoods – Hormel Company (less than 50 percent operational and financial control).
The following chart explains exceptions to this and gives additional information about what parts of the company are or are not included in this report, by section.
|No. of employees, countries where products are sold, categories in which our brands held the No. 1 or No. 2 share and manufacturing facilities||Includes all|
|Financial information||As reported and defined in the company’s Annual Report|
|Lobbying and political action committee||Does not include Applegate|
|Clean-label initiative projects||Includes all projects captured through our corporate tracking systems; however, all projects may not be captured|
|Sodium reduction||Only includes brands listed, which include brands from Hormel Foods and MegaMex Foods|
|Audits of ingredient suppliers||Does not include Applegate, Justin’s, Cidade do Sol and Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages|
|Diverse businesses||Does not include Applegate, Justin’s and international; only includes applicable vendor categories|
|New vendors||Includes all active suppliers in the company’s tracking system|
|Animal care audits||Includes all audits in our corporate and Jennie-O Turkey Store tracking systems|
|Environment||Includes U.S. manufacturing locations and co-pack and joint venture locations with operational control|
|Logistics||Does not include Applegate, Columbus Craft Meats, Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages and international|
|Packaging projects and material savings||Includes all projects and savings captured by the corporate packaging development group|
|Product packaging that is recyclable and/or made from recycled materials||Includes strategic suppliers in the company’s tracking system|
|Unique packaging items||Includes all packaging items in the company’s tracking system|
|People||Data (employment type, gender and tenure) and collective bargaining does not include international|
|Safety and safety training||Does not included Cidade do Sol, Columbus Craft Meats and international|
|Training||Includes training captured by our corporate learning and development department (may not include everything); does not include international and Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages|
|Cash and product donation amounts||Amounts provided are donations recorded through our corporate donation records, which may not capture everything|