We’re united to make a difference, with our people, in our communities, and through our products.
At Hormel Foods, we’re not just inspired to make great food. We’re inspired to make a difference.
Our team of inspired people, 20,000 strong, is a collection of innovators and foodies, scientists and entrepreneurs, advocates and ambassadors, working together to build a distinctly different type of company, one that truly understands our position in the world and the difference we can make.
Since the beginning, we’ve believed that social responsibility is more than giving away a percentage of our profits at the end of the year. While we are committed to many worthy causes, including cancer research and fighting childhood hunger, it is our core business – efficiently producing delicious food for the world’s growing population – of which we are most proud. We believe in making good food available to everyone. This means ensuring access to affordable, safe, nutritious and delicious foods with recognizable ingredients.
Good business and good stewardship go hand in hand with environmentalism, water and energy conservation, and improvements designed to make our food supply safer and ultimately better for us all. Given our role in helping to feed America and the world for more than 130 years, we know that building social value and creating economic value are not competing goals. For us, there is no daylight between good citizenship and good business.
And where Our Path Forward is our compass, Our Food Journey is our North Star.
We know that building social value and creating economic value are not competing goals. And where Our Path Forward is our compass, Our Food Journey is our North Star.Jim Snee, Chief Executive Officer
Jim Snee is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods, one of the largest and most successful food companies in the world. Jim is the 10th president and chief executive officer in the company’s 130-year history.
Investing in our People and Partners
We understand the power of partnerships to accomplish more in this world. Our partnership approach includes our team of 20,000 inspired people. It is this focus that has earned us a spot as one of Forbes World’s Best Employers, among other honors. This spirit of collaboration extends to our long-term partnerships with a world-class group of suppliers, partners and retailers. We work together to strive for continuous improvement, unmatched responsibility and transparency ranging from sustainable sourcing and human rights to uncompromising animal welfare and environmental stewardship.
Growing Up in a City of Thorns
After a refugee childhood, Jennie-O® employee Anis Iman found his place in America.
Raising a Healthy Turkey
Michelle Kromm works with a staff of veterinarians, nutritionists and flock supervisors who visit Jennie-O® farms on a weekly basis to make sure those birds stay healthyMeet Michelle Kromm
Improving Communities and the World
We know that small changes or actions can in fact lead to large-scale and meaningful impact. Nowhere is this more evident than in the work Hormel Foods is doing to lift up communities around the world. In 2018, we donated more than $15 million to causes we care about – hunger, education and even cancer research. As one of the most admired food companies in the world, it is our obligation to create safe, wholesome food for all; be a good neighbor and motivated steward of our water, energy and land and do our part to reduce food waste.
The Fifth-Grader Who Fed Putnam County, WV
At 11, Elise Simokat created the Box-to-Belly challenge to help ensure that her classmates weren’t going hungry in her community
How Austin Became Autism Friendly
For a small town, Austin, Minn. is making some big changes to better the community. As a tour guide at the SPAM Museum, Samuel Ehret is part of a larger project to help make Austin more autism-friendlyMeet Samuel
Creating Products That Improve the Lives of Others
As a global branded food company, we know how to create beloved brands, and as we do we never lose sight of the fact that we have a higher obligation to use our size and scale to help feed the world’s growing population. We believe in good food being available to everyone as we ensure access to foods that are affordable, safe, nutritious and delicious. We have focused on transparency and cleaner labels with foods that are simpler with more recognizable ingredients and helping people feel good about the food choices they make. We have also used our expertise to produce food that gives back – from our childhood hunger relief efforts in Guatemala with Project SPAMMY® to creating products designed for those undergoing cancer treatment, we will continue to lead the way in creating products that improve the lives of others.
Trip of a Lifetime
Products like SPAMMY® have made long-lasting impacts on Guatemalan communities and Wisconsin families alike.