Skip to content
2016 Report
Our Food Journey™
Search

The boundary of the report includes all entities that Hormel Foods “exercises control or significant influence with regard to financial and operating policies and practices,” as defined by the Global Reporting Initiative’s Boundary Protocol.

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 or additional information about what parts of the company are or are not included in this report, by section.

About Hormel Foods
Category Exceptions
No. of employees, countries where products are sold, brands that held the No. 1 or No. 2 market share and manufacturing facilities Includes all
Audits of ingredient suppliers Does not include Applegate
Diverse businesses Does not include international and Applegate, and 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
Show More
Environment
Category Exceptions
Environment Includes U.S. manufacturing locations and co-pack and joint venture locations with operational control
Logistics Does not include Applegate, Justin’s and international
Packaging projects and material savings Includes all projects and savings captured by the corporate R&D 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
Show More
Animal Welfare
Category Exceptions
Animal welfare Does not include international and Applegate
Show More
Products
Category Exceptions
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
Show More
People
Category Exceptions
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 and CytoSport
Employee engagement survey Does not include Applegate, CytoSport, Jennie-O Turkey Store, union plant employees at the Austin Plant and Fremont Plant, and international plant employees
Training Includes training captured by our corporate learning and development department (may not include everything); does not include international
Show More
Communities
Category Exceptions
Cash and product donation amounts Amounts provided are donations recorded through our corporate donation records, which may not capture everything
Show More

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Notes

  • G4-17

    Entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents, and any entity included not covered by this report.

  • G4-20

    Boundary for each material aspect, including if it is material for all entities within the organization, and any specific limitation to the aspect boundary.

  • G4-21

    Boundary for each material aspect outside of the organization if material, including entities and locations to which it is material, as well as limitations.

  • G4-23

    Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary or measurement methods applied in the report.

GRI Content Index