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2017 Report
Our Food Journey™

On a biennial basis, we use a third party to help research, analyze and assess the key topics affecting Hormel Foods and the food industry.

To inform our reporting and corporate responsibility objectives, Hormel Foods engaged with BSR in 2017, a nonprofit sustainability consultancy and business network, to help us identify, prioritize and understand the topics most relevant to our business and our stakeholders. Topics were identified based on our prior assessment, industry trends and global corporate responsibility megatrends. The topics were then prioritized based on input from senior executives, our Corporate Responsibility Council and key external stakeholders, whom offer a broad and diverse perspective on Hormel Foods. We engaged senior executives representing key business functions and members of our Corporate Responsibility Council to validate our assessment and key topics.

About This Report/About Hormel Foods
Key Topics Location
Business ethics Ethics, Governance & Risk
Farmer livelihoods New key topic; will be addressed in future reports
Lobbying, disclosure and political contributions About Hormel Foods – Public Policy
Transparency, reporting and stakeholder engagement About This Report – Stakeholder Feedback
Responsible sourcing and supply chain management About Hormel Foods – Supply Chain
Corporate responsibility governance About Hormel Foods – Governance & Financials
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Air emissions Environment – Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Climate change Environment
Energy use and efficiency Environment – Energy
Environment compliance About This Report – Data Summary
Food waste and loss Environment – Waste
Packaging footprint Environment – Packaging
Renewable energy Environment – Energy
Sustainable agriculture Environment – Water
Waste management Environment
Wastewater management Environment – Water
Water use Environment – Water
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Animal Welfare
Key Topics location
Animal care Animal Welfare
Antibiotics Animal Care – Raising Our Animals
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Consumer education and information Products – Nutrition Resources
Consumer health and safety Products – Food Safety & Quality
Products – Nutrition & Wellness
Food safety and quality Products – Food Safety & Quality
Food access and affordability Products – Emerging Markets
Food waste and loss Products – Products & Food Waste
GMOs Products – Ingredients
Health, nutrition and wellness Products – Nutrition & Wellness
Responsible marketing Products – Responsible Marketing
Safe packaging Products – Food Safety & Quality
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Diversity and inclusion People – Diversity & Inclusion
Employee health and wellness People – Benefits
Employee recruitment and retention People – About Our Employees
Human Rights People – Human Rights
Occupational health and safety People – Safety
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Community impacts Environment
Distribution of profits Communities
2017 Annual Report
Food relief Communities – Hunger
Philanthropy Communities
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