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Mission & Values

Building upon our heritage of innovation and quality, together we will elevate the everyday experience by making Hormel Foods the favorite part of any eating occasion.

At Hormel Foods, we are committed to providing consumers with high-quality, high-value branded products that are flavorful, nutritious and convenient. Guided by Our Way—our internal principles platform—we strive to set industry standards for product quality, work environment and community engagement.

Making lives better for our consumers, employees and our surrounding communities comes first at Hormel Foods. We aim to be a company people aspire to work for, with an environment that nurtures and expects innovative solutions from all. We strive to set our industry’s gold standard for quality and product and employee safety—making an impact that far outweighs our size.

Our commitment to improving lives extends to the communities in which we live and work, where we focus on hunger relief, education and supporting local programs. In addition to offering scholarships and promoting community activities, we use our expertise in food manufacturing, distribution and protein as a resource to help hunger relief efforts in the United States and abroad.

Starting with our leadership team—including our management team and board of directors—and through every part of our organization, the people of Hormel Foods are committed to attaining the following goals:

  People

  • Be a company people aspire to work for—and never want to leave.
  • Cultivate an environment that nurtures and expects innovative solutions from all employees.

  Process

  • Set our industry’s gold standard for quality, product safety and employee safety—making an impact that far outweighs our size.
  • Proactively manage our business to ensure its sustainability.

  Products

  • Increase preference for Hormel Foods products—becoming the brands consumers and customers think of first when they think of meal solutions.

  Performance

  • Increase value to shareholders by delivering superior growth in net sales and profitability.

  Philanthropy

  • Focus philanthropic efforts on hunger, education and supporting our local plant communities.