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Type Unit 2017 2018
Employees worldwide Number (approximate) More than 19,000 More than 20,000
Countries where our products are sold Number (approximate) 80 80
Countries where our products are manufactured Number See our corporate website See our corporate website
U.S. manufacturing facilities Number More than 30 More than 30
Net sales U.S. dollars, millions 9,168 9,546
Categories in which our brands held the No. 1 or No. 2 share Number More than 35 More than 40
Capital expenditures U.S. dollars, thousands 221,286 389,607
Income tax expense U.S. dollars, thousands 431,542 168,702
Community investments U.S. dollars, thousands 7,774 15,648
New items launched (retail and foodservice) Number More than 520 More than 600
Clean-label projects completed Number 6 14
Sodium reduction Percent reduction CHI-CHI’S®, Herdez® and La Victoria® tortillas: 28

Hormel® Canadian bacon: 27

Hormel® chili with beans: 14

Hormel®Compleats® microwave meals: 19

Hormel®Cure 81® retail hams: 12

Hormel® refrigerated entrees: 8

Hormel® smoked pork loins: 19

Valley Fresh® chicken and turkey: 20

CHI-CHI’S®, Herdez® and La Victoria® tortillas: 28

Hormel® Canadian bacon: 28

Hormel® chili with beans: 15

Hormel®Compleats® microwave meals: 19

Hormel®Cure 81® retail hams: 11

Hormel® refrigerated entrees: 8

Hormel® smoked pork loins: 18

Valley Fresh® chicken and turkey: 21

Product recalls Number 1 2
Purchases from new suppliers Percentage 16 4
Purchases from diverse businesses Percentage 23 29
Animal care audits Number More than 2,000 More than 2,000
Air emissions Metric tons CO2-e Direct: 220,000

Indirect: 417,000

Direct: 216,000

Indirect: 478,000

Energy use Direct: MMBtu/sales tonnage

Indirect: Kilowatt hours (kWh)/sales tonnage

Direct: 1.75

Indirect: 285

Direct: 1.67

Indirect: 282

Water use Cubic meters/sales tonnage 7.3 6.3
Solid waste Pounds/sales tonnage 23.5 18.2
Packaging reduction Pounds, thousands 1,668 2,504
Environmental noncompliance Number of individual findings 3* 3*
Employee turnover rate Percentage 14 21
Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) Number of recordable incidents per 100 full-time employees 2.72 2.7
Days Away From Work Injury and Illness (DAFWII) Number of cases that involve days away from work per every 100 full-time employees 0.58 0.46
Days Away, Restricted or Transfer (DART) Number of injuries or illnesses resulting in days away from work, restricted work activity or job transfer per every 100 full-time employees 1.87 1.89
Training hours Average number of hours per employee 23 26
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*Notice(s) of noncompliance from state or federal agencies