In 2016, there were 44 Best of the Best entries generated across all Hormel Foods business segments.
Through our internal Environmental Sustainability Best of the Best annual competition, we recognize and reward Hormel Foods teams that have identified improvement opportunities and implemented changes.
In 2016, there were 44 entries generated across all Hormel Foods business segments. The Austin (Minn.) Plant team was chosen as the 2016 Environmental Sustainability Best of the Best champion for their water reduction project, which documented savings in excess of 164 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 2016, 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.
GReen Our Way (GROW) is an internal team, started in 2010, 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 2016, the team successfully implemented a number of projects, including: