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Our Food Journey™ 2020 Report
Average Training Hours

We provided approximately 30 hours of training per team member in 2020, and launched two new learning platforms.

In order to support our tradition of fostering long-term employment by promoting from within, team members receive formal training throughout their careers at Hormel Foods, applicable to their levels of responsibility and expertise.

We invested more than 530,000 total hours on training in 2020. This equated to approximately 30 hours of training per team member. We also launched two new learning platforms for our team members: Link and Oracle Learning. Link was introduced to provide enhanced, consistent learning opportunities for our production professionals. The web-based platform offers interactive, translated education on a variety of topics, including workplace safety and food safety. The Oracle Learning platform provides a hub for our office team members to find and sign up for learning opportunities we have available, as well as view their transcripts. For additional information about our learning programs, please visit our corporate website .

Team members are also trained on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to our operations. In 2020, approximately 3,800 hours were dedicated to human rights training. (Some of these hours may be included in our total training hours.)

Human Rights Training Hours