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Third-party organizations consistently recognize Hormel Foods for our commitment to consumers, employees and the communities where we live and work.
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    Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies

    Hormel Foods was named to Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies List in 2023. Corporations featured on the Most Admired List are rated by executives, directors and analysts in their respective industries based on nine criteria, including investment value, quality of management and products, social responsibility, people management and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry to be included on the list of companies with the strongest reputations.

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    100 Best Corporate Citizens, 3BL Media

    In 2022, Hormel Foods was on the list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens in the United States. We were recognized for our dedication to responsible business practices. The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 155 ESG factors in eight pillars: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, stakeholders and society, and ESG performance.

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    World’s Best Employers, Forbes

    In 2019, Hormel Foods was included in the Forbes World’s Best Employers list based on Forbes’ 2019 Global 2000 rankings. The list analyzed more than 430,000 global recommendations, including employee likelihood to recommend the company to a friend or family member.

  • Green Companies

    America’s Most Responsible Companies, Newsweek Magazine

    Hormel Foods ranked No. 254 out of the top 500 companies recognized for their corporate responsibility performance. The key performance indicators to determine America’s Most Responsible Companies focused on company performance in the environmental, social and corporate governance areas, while the independent survey asked U.S. citizens about their perception of company activities related to corporate responsibility. The final list recognizes the top 500 most responsible companies in the United States, spanning 14 industries.

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    America’s Most Trustworthy Companies, Newsweek Magazine

    In 2023, Hormel Foods was named one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies by Newsweek for a second straight year. Newsweek partnered with Statista to compile its annual ranking of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies, which analyzed 3,100 publicly traded U.S. corporations with annual revenue over $500 million, across 23 different industries. An independent survey of more than 25,000 U.S. residents was conducted to determine the list of companies that Americans trust the most, ranked by industry.

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    Top Regarded Companies, Forbes

    In 2017, Hormel Foods was included on the Forbes Top Regarded Companies list. The companies were evaluated on trustworthiness/honesty, social conduct, the company as an employer and the performance of the company’s products/services.

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    Best for Vets, Military Times

    Hormel Foods was recognized for the eighth year in a row by Military Times, ranked No. 32 on the 2021 Best for Vets: Employers list. Rankings are based on a 90-question survey about how companies recruit people connected to the military; their policies related to veterans, reservists and their families; and the organization’s culture.

  • Diversity

    Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation

    Hormel Foods received a perfect score of 95 on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate LGBT workplace equality. Companies are evaluated in areas such as nondiscrimination workplace protections, domestic-partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community.

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    The Management Top 250, Drucker Institute

    Hormel Foods was ranked No. 158 on the 2021 Management Top 250 list from the Drucker Institute, measuring performance on customer service, employee engagement & development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength.

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    Top Female Friendly Employers, Forbes

    Hormel Foods was ranked 171 on the 2021 World’s Top Female Friendly Companies. The final list ranks the 300 companies that received the most recommendations and boast the most gender-diverse boards and executive ranks.

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    Investor’s Business Daily 100 Best ESG Companies

    2022 is the first appearance by Hormel Foods on the Investor’s Business Daily annual report on the 100 Best ESG Companies. Hormel Foods continually receives accolades for its ESG initiatives.