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Type Unit 2016 2017
Employees worldwide Number (approximate) More than 21,000 More than 19,000
Countries where our products are sold Number (approximate) 70 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 9,523 9,168
Categories in which our brands held the No. 1 or No. 2 share Number More than 30 More than 35
Capital expenditures U.S. dollars, thousands 255,524 221,286
Income tax expense U.S. dollars, thousands 426,698 431,542
Community investments U.S. dollars, thousands 10,974 7,774
Air emissions Metric tons CO2-e Direct: 363,000

Indirect: 481,000

Direct: 220,000

Indirect: 417,000

Energy use Direct: MMBtu/sales tonnage

Indirect: Kilowatt hours (kWh)/sales tonnage

Direct: 1.68

Indirect: 290

Direct: 1.75

Indirect: 285

Water use Cubic meters/sales tonnage 7.3 7.3
Solid waste Pounds/sales tonnage 21.9 23.5
Packaging reduction Pounds, thousands 1,866 1,668
Environmental noncompliance Number of individual findings 4* 3*
Animal welfare audits Number More than 2,000 More than 2,000
Product recalls Number 2 1
Sodium reduction Percent reduction CHI-CHI’S®, Herdez® and La Victoria® tortillas: 36

Hormel® Canadian bacon: 21

Hormel® chili with beans: 12

Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals: 21

Hormel® Cure 81® retail hams: 12

Hormel®refrigerated entrees: 13

Hormel®smoked pork loins: 19

Valley Fresh® chicken and turkey: 25

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

Employee turnover rate Percentage 17 14
Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) Number of recordable incidents per 100 full-time employees 3.11 2.72
Days Away from Work Injury and Illness (DAFWII) Number of cases that involve days away from work per every 100 full-time employees 0.64 0.58
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 2.24 1.87
Training hours Average number of hours per employee 27 23
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*Notice(s) of noncompliance from state or federal agencies