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Hormel Foods in Top 10 on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List


Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced that it was ranked No. 8 on the 18th annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens List.

This is the ninth consecutive year the company has been on the list and the first time the company has been in the top 10.

“We are honored and proud to be recognized as a leading corporate citizen,” said Jim Snee, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods. “We are inspired to do our part in making the world a better place and continue to advance our corporate responsibility efforts every year.”

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 260 data points of disclosure and performance measures from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support. The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index.

“Each year, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List measures the success of the corporate responsibility movement by celebrating the most successful, most transparent companies who report on their responsible practices,” said Elliot Clark, chief executive officer of CR Magazine. “We congratulate those honored on this year’s list for their commitment to corporate responsibility.”

Hormel Foods publicly discloses information about its dedication to corporate responsibility each year through its corporate responsibility report and several other initiatives. The 2016 report will be released in June.

To view the full 100 Best Corporate Citizens List visit

About Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. Hormel Foods, which leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace, is celebrating its125th anniversary in 2016. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, and was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the ninth year in a row. Hormel Foods also received a perfect score on the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, was recognized on the 2016 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2016 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit and