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Hormel Foods Recognized by Investor’s Business Daily on 100 Best ESG Companies List



Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, was ranked for the first time on the Investor’s Business Daily annual report of the 100 Best ESG Companies. The list recognizes companies with superior environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings combined with strong fundamental and technical stock performance.

As part of its Our Food Journey™, Hormel Foods created its 20 by 30 Challenge, a set of 20 qualitative and quantitative goals to achieve by the end of 2030 with a focus on environmental, societal and game-changing goals to make the world a better place. Among them are continuing to increase our purchasing spend annually with small and diverse businesses, achieving reductions in our packaging, nonrenewable energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water use and solid waste sent to landfills, as well as supporting regenerative agriculture initiatives. The company’s goals were reported on in our 2021 Global Impact Report.

This 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, including being named on Newsweek’s 2022 America’s Most Trusted Companies list and appearing on its America’s Most Responsible Companies list for three years in a row, being recognized as one of the World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes and receiving several Impact Awards from Progressive Grocer for its educational support and food security programs.

To determine the 2022 100 Best ESG Companies list, Investor’s Business Daily started with a company’s environmental, social and governance sustainability score created by Dow Jones Newswires. The list was narrowed by removing non-public companies and companies with stock prices below $10 a share or those that lacked sufficient data to create an Investor’s Business Daily Composite rating. The 100 companies with the highest Investor’s Business Daily Composite Rating were named to the list.

To view the full list of Investor’s Business Daily 100 Best ESG Companies in 2022, visit 100 Best ESG Companies.

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $11 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus®, Jennie-O® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list by 3BL Media 13 times, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit and