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Our suppliers are part of our worldwide extended family. After all, they provide goods and services that enable us to deliver the high-quality products our customers know and love.

About Our Supply Chain

Our suppliers are critical to our business and we value our relationship with each one. We have more than 8,000 suppliers worldwide from whom we purchase goods and services in the following categories:

Ingredients

  • Beans
  • Edible Oils
  • Flavors
  • Food Grade Chemicals
  • Peanuts
  • Salt
  • Sweeteners – Corn
  • Sweeteners – Sugar
  • Tomatoes

Indirect Supplies

  • Pallets
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Poly Bags
  • R&D Supplies
  • Safety Supplies
  • Sanitation Chemicals
  • Towels and Tissue

Packaging

  • Adhesives
  • Barrier Film and Bags
  • Closures – Plastic and Metal
  • Corner Boards
  • Corrugated
  • Folding Cartons
  • Glass Jars
  • Labels
  • Netting
  • PET Containers
  • Plastic Jars
  • Tape

Services

  • Laundry
  • Pest Control
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Supplier Responsibility Principles

We engage in responsible business practices that protect the environment, preserve human rights and add value to society. We expect the same from our suppliers. We developed this set of principles to ensure that our suppliers meet our standards, act ethically and responsibly, and provide their employees with safe and fair working conditions.

Download the complete Supplier Responsibility Principles.

See how we comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.

Diverse and Small Businesses

Hormel Foods is committed to providing a respectful, inclusive environment where all members of our family can grow and succeed. Through our supplier diversity program, we make a concerted effort to give small, women-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned and other MDBEs* the opportunity to supply quality products that meet our company’s growing business needs.

*Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.