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Type Unit 2015 2016
Employees worldwide Number (approximate) 20,713 More than 21,000
Countries where our products are sold Number (approximate) 60 70
Countries where our products are manufactured Number See our corporate site See our corporate site
U.S. manufacturing facilities Number More than 40 More than 30
Net sales U.S. dollars, millions 9,264 9,523
Categories in which our brands held the No. 1 or No. 2 share Number More than 30 More than 30
Capital expenditures U.S. dollars, thousands 144,063 255,524
Income tax expense U.S. dollars, thousands 369,879 426,698
Community investments U.S. dollars, thousands 7,734 10,974
Energy use Direct: MMBtu/sales tonnage

Indirect: Kilowatt hours (kWh)/sales tonnage

Direct: 1.68

Indirect: 295

Direct: 1.68

Indirect: 290

Water use Cubic meters/sales tonnage 7.4 7.3
Solid waste Pounds/sales tonnage 26 21.9
Air emissions Metric tons CO2-e Direct: 354,000

Indirect: 488,000

Direct: 363,000

Indirect: 481,000

Packaging reduction Pounds, thousands 1,616 1,866
Environmental noncompliance Number of individual findings 8* 4*
Sodium reduction Percent reduction CHI-CHI’S® and Herdez® tortillas: 34

Hormel® Canadian bacon: 23

Hormel®chili with beans: 14

Hormel® Compleats® microwave meals: 23

Hormel® Cure 81® retail hams: 17

Valley Fresh® chicken and turkey: 25

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 (new category in 2016)

Hormel® smoked pork loins: 19 (new category in 2016)

Valley Fresh® chicken and turkey – 25

Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) Number of recordable incidents per 100 full-time employees 3.2 3.1
Days Away from Work Injury and Illness (DAFWII) Number of cases that involve days away from work per every 100 full-time employees 0.5 0.6
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 2.2 2.2
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*Notice(s) of noncompliance from state or federal agencies

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Notes

  • G4-22

    Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement (e.g., mergers/acquisitions, change of base years/periods, nature of business, measurement methods).

  • G4-EN3

    Energy consumption within the organization.

  • G4-EN4

    Energy consumption outside of the organization.

  • G4-EN20

    Emissions of ozone-depleting substances.

  • G4-EN29

    Monetary value of significant fines and total number of nonmonetary sanctions for noncompliance with environmental laws and regulations.

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