In 2021, more than 880 hours were dedicated to human rights training.
Through our 20 By 30 Challenge, we are committed to promoting and protecting human rights within our operations and in our supply chain.
Our human rights practices and expectations are part of our Code of Ethical Business Conduct, other policies, Supplier Code of Conduct and supplier contracts. In addition, our Human Rights and Modern Slavery policies outline additional measures we have in place to protect the rights of others.
Hormel Foods team members are trained on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to our operations. In 2021, more than 880 hours were dedicated to human rights training. (Some of these hours may be included in our total training hours in the training section of this report.)
In addition to these efforts, as a member of the Consumer Goods Forum and various other organizations, we work collaboratively on initiatives to improve the lives of workers around the world.
In 2021, we implemented a survey assessment process with our suppliers to evaluate their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, which includes their human rights policies and practices. Third-party audits may be conducted based on the results of these assessments. We will report additional information about this initiative in future reports.
For additional information about our human rights efforts, please visit our corporate website.