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Hormel Foods Leads the Way

Kelly Braaten | January 24, 2018


2017 Notable Achievements

Hormel Foods is proud to be recognized as one of the best companies in the world each year, and 2017 proved to be no exception. From our top-notch sustainability initiatives to our diversity and inclusion efforts and workplace culture, Hormel Foods received accolades from numerous organizations.

“Hormel Foods recognizes that good business and good stewardship go hand in hand, and we are proud to produce quality food responsibly for people around the world,” said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods. “We appreciate all of the recognition we receive — especially those that focus on our legacy of integrity and corporate citizenship.”

Some of the company’s most notable achievements in 2017 include:

100 Best Corporate Citizens
broke into CR Magazine’s top 10
Innovation & Creativity
award for SKIPPY® P.B. bites by the Grocery Manufacturers Association
Number Eight
Fortune’s World’s Most Admired
in the consumer and food products category
Green Companies
World Food Innovation Awards
finalist in two categories for Hormel Vital Cuisine™ meals
Corporate Equality Index
received a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
World’s Best Employers
by Forbes
Corporate Citizen
Top Regarded Company
by Forbes
Best Internships
in the United States by Vault
Military Ribbon
Best For Vets
employer for the fifth year in a row

The trophies, plaques and certificates are not what make these awards so special to Hormel Foods. Rather, it is the recognition of our inspired employees across the globe.

“On behalf of our 20,000 team members, we are honored to be recognized as one of the best employers in the world,” Snee said. “The creativity, innovation and continual growth of our employees are crucial to our company’s future. That’s why we invest in our people and strive for a culture that is consistently recognized for our commitment to our employees and the communities where we live and work.”

For more information about the company’s awards, visit