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.
|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|
|New items launched||Includes MegaMex Foods and Fresherized Foods|
|Percentage of sales from new items||Includes MegaMex Foods and Fresherized Foods|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Cash and product donation amounts||Amounts provided are donations recorded through our corporate donation records, which may not capture everything|