G4 - 15
Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses.
Since 1891, we have strived to maintain the highest standards for animal welfare and handling throughout our supply chain.
Animal care is evaluated through on-site assessments that help us ensure employees are practicing safe and ethical practices. These standards also guide the animal care portion of our Supplier Responsibility Principles, which require our suppliers to follow our commitment to responsible environmental and social performance.
To ensure the accountability of our animal welfare standards, we have several animal welfare committees in place. Hormel Foods announced the implementation in 2016 of a corporate Animal Welfare Steering Committee, as well as an Animal Welfare Committee at each of our hog harvesting facilities. This is in addition to the Jennie-O Turkey Store Animal Welfare Review Board that has been in place for many years.