The 2015 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report follows the G4 Guidelines developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the internationally recognized standard for responsibility reporting. We use the Food Processing Sector Supplement, which is part of the G4 Guidelines but also includes other topics specific to our sector. These guidelines help us determine topics not addressed by stakeholder feedback and best-practices research. This chart explains which indicators are included in the report and where they are located online. The 2015 Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report is “in accordance” with the core option (Content Index has been verified by GRI as being accurate and aligned with GRI General Standard Disclosure G4-32).

Additionally, 2015 is our second report that has been formally reviewed by the Hormel Foods internal audit department. At this time, our report is not externally assured.

GRI
General Standard Disclosures
Strategy and Analysis
General Standard DisclosuresPage
G4-1 About This Report - CEO Letter
G4-2

About This Report - CEO Letter
About This Report - 2020 Goals and Progress
About Hormel Foods - Ethics, Governance and Risk
2015 Annual Report, pages 28-30

Organizational Profile
General Standard DisclosuresPage
G4-3 About Hormel Foods
G4-4 About Hormel Foods
G4-5 About Hormel Foods
G4-6 About Hormel Foods
G4-7 Corporate Profile
G4-8 About Hormel Foods
G4-9

About Hormel Foods, 2015 at Hormel Foods
2015 Annual Report, CEO Letter (pages 1-2)
2015 Annual Report, Financial Highlights (page 3)
2015 Annual Report, Executive Overview (page 14)
2015 Annual Report, Results of Operations (pages 16-17)
2015 Annual Report, Acquisitions (pages 46-47)

G4-10 People - About Our Employees

All employees tracked are considered supervised, not contractors.

G4-11 People - About Our Employees, Job Type (tab)
G4-12 About Hormel Foods - Supply Chain
G4-13 About This Report - CEO Letter
G4-14

About Hormel Foods, Risk Management, ERM Overview

We evaluate risks using an Enterprise Risk Management system. We have multiple goals to reduce environmental impacts and do not have serious threats of “irreversible damage.”

G4-15 Animal Welfare
Products - Food Safety & Quality
G4-16

Animal Welfare - Industry Representation

Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
General Standard DisclosurePage
G4-17 2015 Annual Report (page 17)
About This Report, Boundary and Measurement
G4-18 About This Report - Stakeholder Feedback
About This Report - Key Topics Assessment
G4-19 About This Report - Key Topics Assessment
G4-20 About This Report - Boundary and Measurement
About This Report - Key Topics Assessment
G4-21 About This Report - Boundary and Measurement
G4-22 About This Report - Data Summary
G4-23 About This Report - Boundary and Measurement
Stakeholder Engagement
General Standard DisclosuresPage
G4-24 About This Report - Stakeholder Feedback
G4-25 About This Report - Stakeholder Feedback
G4-26 About This Report - Stakeholder Feedback
G4-27 About This Report - Stakeholder Feedback
Report Profile
General Standard DisclosuresPage
G4-28 About This Report - Home Page
G4-29 About This Report
G4-30 About This Report - Home Page
G4-31
G4-32 About This Report - GRI Content Index
G4-33 About This Report - GRI Content Index
Governance
General Standard DisclosuresPage
G4-34 About Hormel Foods - Ethics, Governance and Risk, Corporate Governance
About Hormel Foods - Governance & Financials - Governance & Policies
G4-35 About Hormel Foods – Governance & Financials – Corporate Responsibility Oversight
G4-36 About Hormel Foods – Governance & Financials – Corporate Responsibility Oversight
G4-37 About Hormel Foods – Corporate Governance
G4-38 About Hormel Foods – Ethics, Governance and Risk, Corporate Governance
G4-39

About Hormel Foods – Governance & Financials – Corporate Responsibility Oversight
About Hormel Foods – Corporate Governance

G4-40 About Hormel Foods – Corporate Governance
G4-41

About Hormel Foods – Governance & Financials – Corporate Responsibility Oversight
About Hormel Foods – Corporate Governance

G4-42

About Hormel Foods – Governance & Financials – Corporate Responsibility Oversight

G4-43 About Hormel Foods – Governance & Financials – Corporate Responsibility Oversight
G4-44 2015 Proxy (pages 8-9)
G4-45 About Hormel Foods – Risk Management
G4-46 About Hormel Foods – Governance & Financials – Corporate Responsibility Oversight
G4-47 About Hormel Foods – Governance & Financials – Corporate Responsibility Oversight

About Hormel Foods –Risk Management

G4-48

About Hormel Foods – Governance & Financials – Corporate Responsibility Oversight
About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-49 About Hormel Foods – Governance & Financials – Corporate Responsibility Oversight
About Hormel Foods – Corporate Governance
G4-50 About Hormel Foods – Corporate Governance
G4-51 About Hormel Foods – Ethics, Governance and Risk
G4-52 About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

About Hormel Foods – Ethics, Governance and Risk

G4-53 About Hormel Foods – Corporate Governance
Ethics and Integrity
General Standard DisclosuresPage
G4-56

About Hormel Foods – Ethics, Governance and Risk
About Hormel Foods - Supply Chain

G4-57 About Hormel Foods – Ethics, Governance and Risk
G4-58 About Hormel Foods – Ethics, Governance and Risk
Specific Standard Disclosures
Category: Economic
Material AspectsDMA and IndicatorsOmissions
Economic Performance

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EC1

Communities

Products – Products in Emerging Markets

2015 Annual Report, CEO Letter (pages 1-2)

2015 Annual Report, Financial Highlights (page 3)

2015 Annual Report, Select Financial Data (page 13)

2015 Annual Report, Executive Overview (page 14)

2015 Annual Report, Results of Operations (pages 16-17)

G4-EC2

2015 Annual Report (page 28)

About Hormel Foods – Risk Management

G4-EC3

2015 Annual Report, Pension and Other Post-Retirement Benefits (pages 48-51)

 
Indirect Economic Impacts

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EC7

Communities

G4-EC8

About Hormel Foods - Risk Management

 
Procurement Practices

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-FP1

About Hormel Foods - Supply Chain

 
Category: Environmental
Material AspectsDMA and IndicatorsOmissions
Materials

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EN1

Environment - Packaging

G4-EN2

Environment – Packaging

 
Energy

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EN3

About This Report – Data Summary

G4-EN4

About This Report – Data Summary

G4-EN5

Environment Energy

G4-EN6

Environment Energy

 
Water

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EN8

Environment – Water

 
Emissions

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EN15

Environment – Greenhouse Gas Emissions

G4-EN16

Environment – Greenhouse Gas Emissions

G4-EN19

Environment – Greenhouse Gas Emissions

G4-EN20

About This Report – Data Summary

 
Effluents and Waste

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EN22

Environment - Wastewater Management

G4-EN23

Environment – Waste

 
Products and Services

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EN27

Environment – Packaging

 
Compliance

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EN29

About This Report - Data Summary - Environmental Noncompliance Line

 
Transport

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EN30

Environment – Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Logistics

 
Overall

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EN31

Environment

 
Supplier Environmental Assessment

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EN32

About Hormel Foods - Supply Chain

 
Environmental Grievance Mechanisms

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-EN34

Environment – Environmental Grievances

About Hormel Foods – Ethics, Governance and Risk

 
Category: Social
Sub-Category: Labor Practices and Decent Work
Material AspectsDMA and IndicatorsOmissions
Employment

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-LA1

People – About Our Employees

G4-LA2

People – Benefits

G4-LA3

People – Flexibility

 
Labor/ Management Relations

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-FP3

People – About Our Employees

G4-LA4

People – About Our Employees

 
Occupational Health and Safety

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-LA5

People – Safety and Well-Being

G4-LA6

People – Safety

G4-LA7

People – Benefits

G4-LA8

People – Safety and Well-Being

 
Training and Education

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-LA9

People – Training

G4-LA10

People - Professional Development

G4-LA11

People – Professional Development - Performance Review Program

 
Diversity and Equal Opportunity

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-LA12

People – Diversity

 
Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-LA14

About Hormel Foods - Supply Chain
 
Sub-Category: Human Rights
Material AspectsDMA and IndicatorsOmissions
Investment

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-HR1

People – Human Rights

G4-HR2

People – Human Rights

People – Training

 
Nondiscrimination

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-HR3

People – About Our Employees

 
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-HR4

People – About Our Employees

 
Child Labor

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-HR5

People – Fair Employment

 
Forced or Compulsory Labor

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-HR6

People – Fair Employment

 
Sub-Category: Society
Material AspectsDMA and IndicatorsOmissions
Anti-corruption

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-SO3

About Hormel Foods - Risk Management

Ethics & Conduct

 
Public Policy

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-SO6

About Hormel Foods - Public Policy

 
Compliance

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-SO8

We have had no fines or non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations (based on our understanding of significant as defined by the SEC).

 
Supplier Assessment for Impacts on Society

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-SO9

About Hormel Foods - Supply Chain

 
Animal Welfare

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-FP9

Animal Welfare - Hogs

G4-FP11

Animal Welfare - Raising Our Animals

G4-FP12

Animal Welfare - Raising Our Animals – Antibiotics/Medications

G4-FP13

Animal Welfare – Hogs

 
Sub-Category: Product Responsibility
Material AspectsDMA and IndicatorsOmissions
Customer Health and Safety

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-PR1

Products – Innovation

G4-PR2

Products - Food Safety and Quality

G4-FP5

Products – Food Safety and Quality – Product Safety Management

G4-FP6

Products – Nutrition and Wellness - Sodium Reduction

G4-FP7

Products – Nutrition and Wellness - Partially Hydrogenated Oils and Sugars

 
Product and Service Labeling

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-PR3

Products - Packaging and Labeling

G4-PR4

Product - Food Safety and Quality

G4-PR5

Products – Product Innovation

 
Marketing Communications

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-PR6

Products - Responsible Marketing

G4-PR7

Products - Responsible Marketing

 
Customer Privacy

G4-DMA

About This Report – Key Topics Assessment

G4-PR8

We did not have any incidents to report.