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Our responsible sourcing of ingredients includes the sustainability of beef supplied by our South American vendors.
Beef Policy

South American Beef Sourcing

We source beef from suppliers who share these commitments and follow the principles and criteria of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB). The GRSB is a multi-stakeholder group whose mission is to advance continuous improvement in global beef value chain sustainability. The GRSB envisions a world in which all aspects of the beef value chain are environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically viable.

To ensure compliance with our requirements, our beef suppliers have monitoring systems in place for farms supplying cattle, which use satellite images and geo-referenced maps of farms, deforestation data and information from public agencies regarding embargoed areas and human rights. We also require and review independent audits of the environmental monitoring systems of our suppliers.

If a supplier is found to be in violation of our sourcing principles, Hormel Foods will require the supplier to implement corrective actions. If reasonable/appropriate corrective actions cannot be agreed to, Hormel Foods will suspend or discontinue purchases from the supplier.

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We continually assess our value chain and establish targets, with the goal of keeping it free of deforestation and its negative impacts.
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