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At Hormel Foods, we believe a diverse workforce cultivates an environment filled with unique perspectives that drive innovation and enable us to create a better, more inclusive workplace. Our approach to fostering a diverse culture is shaped by leadership and initiatives of our Inclusion and Diversity Guiding Coalition, employee resource groups and external partnerships in order to ensure equal opportunities while encouraging diverse and inclusive voices in our decision-making process.
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Persons of Color
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Hormel Foods is committed to having an inclusive workplace and has 12 employee resource groups (ERGs) or business resource groups (BRGs):

  • Advocate Change, Champion Effective and Supportive Solutions
  • Black Leaders and Allies Advancing Cultural Knowledge
  • Hormel Asian American Professionals Association
  • Hormel Employees Amplifying Lives Through Health
  • Hormel Food and Agriculture Resource Members
  • Hormel Integrating Relevant Experiences
  • Hormel Military Veterans Engagement Team
  • Hormel Professionals Representing Out and United Individuals & Allies
  • Hormel Young Professionals Enterprise
  • Impact
  • Nuestra Gente (Hormel Foods Hispanic Resource Group)
  • Women’s Insights Network

These groups help us better understand diverse groups of consumers and relate to diverse team members. Read more about these ERGs on our corporate website.

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Inclusion and Diversity Guiding Coalition

Our Inclusion and Diversity Guiding Coalition is focused on building a more inclusive and equitable environment for all and helping to incorporate inclusion and diversity considerations into our business and people strategies. The coalition is represented by a diverse group of team members from various divisions, departments and subsidiaries of our company that reflect the broad range of demographics and perspectives of our team members. With its thought leadership and insights into the strengths and needs of a diverse talent base, the coalition is actively engaged in:

  • Strengthening the company’s alignment around the business value of inclusion and diversity.
  • Attracting and developing a talented workforce.
  • Building and retaining inclusive leaders and teams.

The coalition was instrumental in championing initiatives for inclusive workspaces in our production facilities, including the provision of lactation rooms, gender-neutral restrooms and updated locker facilities.

Inclusion and Diversity Partnerships

We partner with a wide array of business associations to support inclusion and diversity both internally and externally. Some of our partners include the National Association of Black Accountants, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES), the Society of Women Engineers and other multicultural business organizations. In 2022, we supported the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) scholarship and participated in the National Black MBA Association career fair in an effort to support students from underserved communities and pursue diversity recruiting opportunities.