Long before the terms corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship and the triple bottom line were used, and before annual corporate responsibility reports were commonplace, Hormel Foods was doing its part to make the world a better place.
It was the company’s founder, George A. Hormel, who recognized the importance of protecting the environment and giving back and instilled it in the company’s values.
“Working for myself wasn’t enough. I needed to be part of a family and part of a community that needed me as much as I needed them, — someone to say, ‘lend a hand on this.’ I knew I would never amount to much, unless, like father, I meant more to others than I did to myself. This self-knowledge was the beginning of wisdom,” he said in his autobiography.
Working for myself wasn’t enough. I needed to be part of a family and part of a community that needed me as much as I needed them.George A. Hormel, in his autobiography
Our Food Journey
Today, more than 19,000 employees worldwide take part in the company’s corporate responsibility initiatives – coined the company’s food journey – that includes everything from environmental sustainability to animal welfare, sodium reduction, diversity and inclusion and charitable giving. The journey is one that will not end, but rather one that will continue to evolve over time.
“At Hormel Foods, we are inspired to do our part to make the world a better place. We continue to produce food responsibly for customers and consumers around the world through our five focus areas: the environment, animal welfare, our products, people and communities,” said Jim Snee, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods.
At Hormel Foods, we are inspired to do our part to make the world a better place.Jim Snee, president and CEO of Hormel Foods