In 2020, we received project entries from across the company in our Sustainability Best of the Best competition.
Through our internal Sustainability Best of the Best annual competition, we recognize and reward Hormel Foods teams that have identified improvement opportunities and implemented changes.
In 2020, we received project entries from across the company in our Sustainability Best of the Best competition. Our Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar Ave. Plant (Willmar, Minn.) team was named the winner for its water reduction project that is saving more than 31 million gallons of water annually. To learn more about this project, please visit the water section of this report. Also see our Environmental Sustainability Policy for more information about the commitment our company has made to environmental sustainability objectives.
In addition to our Sustainability Best of the Best competition, our Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, Calif., was awarded third place in the Resource Conservation category of the North American Meat Institute Environmental Achievement Awards for its innovative solar array project. The Swiss American Sausage Company’s solar array is comprised of approximately 2,000 panels constructed on both roof and ground space and is projected to supply more than 15 percent of the plant’s annual electricity consumption.