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Our Food Journey™ 2021 Report

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, Fresherized Foods, Okinawa Hormel Ltd. and Purefoods – Hormel Company, over which Hormel Foods has less than 50% 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
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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Category Exceptions/Additional Information
Clean-label initiative projects Includes all projects captured through our corporate tracking systems; however, all projects may not be captured
New items launched Includes MegaMex Foods and Fresherized Foods
Percentage of sales from new items Includes MegaMex Foods and Fresherized Foods
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Supply Chain
Category exceptions/additional information
Audits of ingredient suppliers Does not include international
Diverse businesses Includes suppliers in the company’s tracking system; 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
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Category Exceptions/Additional Information
Environment Includes all manufacturing locations, and co-pack and joint venture locations over which we have operational control
Logistics Does not include Applegate, international and our Planters®​ business
Packaging projects, material savings and How2Recycle labeling Includes all projects 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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Category Exceptions/Additional Information
People Data (employment type, gender, tenure, age and ethnic minority percentages) and collective bargaining does not include international
Safety and safety training Does not include our Planters®​ business and international
Training Includes training captured by our corporate talent development department (may not include everything); does not include international
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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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