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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.

About Hormel Foods
Category Exceptions/Additional information
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
Audits of ingredient suppliers Does not include Applegate, Justin’s, Cidade do Sol and Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages
Diverse businesses Does not include international, Applegate, Justin’s and Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages; only includes applicable vendor categories
New vendors Includes all active suppliers in the company’s tracking system
Financial information As reported and defined in the company’s Annual Report
Lobbying and political action committee Does not include Applegate
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Environment
Category Exceptions/Additional Information
Environment Includes U.S. manufacturing locations and co-pack and joint venture locations with operational control; does not include Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages
Logistics Does not include Applegate, international and Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages
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
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Animal Welfare
Category Exceptions/Additional Information
Animal welfare Does not include Applegate, international and Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages
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Products
Category Exceptions/Additional Information
Clean-label initiative projects Includes all projects captured through our corporate tracking systems; however, all projects may not be captured
Partially hydrogenated oils Includes products captured through our corporate tracking systems; however, all products may not be captured
Sugar amounts Includes products captured through our corporate tracking systems; however, all products may not be captured
Sodium reduction Only includes brands listed, which include brands from Hormel Foods and MegaMex Foods
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People
Category Exceptions/Additional Information
People Data (employment type, gender and tenure) and collective bargaining does not include international
Safety and safety training Does not include Applegate, Justin’s, international, CytoSport and Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages
Employee engagement survey Does not include union employees at the Austin (Minn.) Plant and Fremont (Neb.) Plant, Applegate, CytoSport, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Justin’s, international plant employees, Cidade do Sol and Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages
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
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Communities
Category Exceptions/Additional Information
Cash and product donation amounts Amounts provided are donations recorded through our corporate donation records, which may not capture everything
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