For the last 10 years, we have been proud to share our efforts and achievements in the realm of corporate responsibility. This year, we are happy to share with you the 2015 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report. This report has been developed in collaboration with the Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Council and other company experts, and is reviewed and approved by the council, experts and the respective vice presidents that oversee relevant topics. Additionally, the report has also been reviewed by our newly established executive-level Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee.

As in past years, this 2015 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report is an annual report designed to provide useful information for our stakeholders, which includes employees, customers, consumers, investors, suppliers, non-governmental organizations, government agencies and communities. It follows the G4 Guidelines established by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and covers anecdotal and benchmark data from fiscal year 2015 unless otherwise noted. All other boundary-related information for this report can be found in the boundary and measurement section. Our previous reports covered fiscal years 2006 to 2014.

We gladly welcome your feedback about this report or corporate responsibility at Hormel Foods. Please do so by emailing If you have comments or questions related to our products, please contact our consumer engagement team at