We are proud of the progress we have made on Our Food Journey™ this past year and are excited to share our 16th report with you.
I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to our corporate citizenship and environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts. For over 130 years, we’ve been making a difference, with our people, in our communities and with our products. We do this by producing high-quality, safe, affordable and convenient food products while being an unwavering steward of the environment. We are on a mission with Our Food Journey™ — one that compels us to do our part every day to make the world a better place and to continue to raise the bar on our ESG efforts.
As part of Our Food Journey™, we strive to produce food responsibly for our customers and consumers around the world by focusing on three strategic pillars:
- Investing in our people and partners;
- Improving communities around the world; and
- Creating products that improve the lives of others.
In 2021, we made excellent progress in several important areas that are covered in more detail in this report. Let me share a few highlights:
These are just a few of our accomplishments in 2021. Thanks to the incredible efforts and dedication of our team members, partners and suppliers, Hormel Foods continues to make a difference. We are committed to continuing our mission to be one of the top corporate citizens in the world as we advance our efforts even more through our 20 By 30 Challenge.
Feeding people is an awesome responsibility; one that we take seriously. As a global branded food company, we understand the responsibility that comes with our size and scale, not only for consumers, employees and shareholders, but also to our customers and communities. Our 20,000 inspired team members are committed to Our Food Journey™, and we are confident we can continue to be a force for positive change in the world.
As you learn more about Our Food Journey™ by reading this report, please email email@example.com to share any feedback you may have about our ESG efforts.
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
*Based on net sales for new items launched within the previous three years and the projected sales for items scheduled to launch in the next two years, divided by total reported sales for the year.
**Using the Feeding America estimates of $1 donated = 10 meals and 1.2 pounds donated = one meal.