In 2017, 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 2017, 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 a water reduction project, which documented an annual water savings of 7.9 million gallons. 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 2017, our continued dedication to reducing our environmental footprint resulted in recognition by a number of independent sources.
Employee Engagement In Environmental Initiatives
We are dedicated to fostering an environment at Hormel Foods where employees are engaged in our sustainability initiatives.
Our Grow Team is an internal group that aims to assemble and evaluate sustainability metrics, increase awareness with education and events, and improve sustainability at our Corporate Office campus (Austin, Minn.). In 2017, the team successfully implemented a number of projects, including: