In 2018, 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 2018, we received project entries from across the company in our Sustainability Best of the Best competition. The Austin (Minn.) Plant team was chosen as the champion for their focus on the design and installation of the most efficient heat recovery system available to fit the plant’s needs. The project resulted in an annual energy savings of over 100,000 MMBtu of natural gas per year with an additional 17 million gallons of water savings. To learn more about this project, please visit the energy 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 2018, our continued dedication to reducing our environmental footprint resulted in recognition by a number of independent sources.