Elevating Environmental Sustainability and Animal Care with Our Processes

  • Developed Supplier Responsibility Principles.

  • Continued implementing quality management system (QMS) at all remaining company-owned hog productions sites in 2010.

  • Reduced water use by 11 percent when normalized for production from our baseline year of 2006.


For 120 years, Hormel Foods has been guided by the values of integrity and innovation. The company has flourished by promoting the best governance practices with high standards for transparency and accountability, as well as financial sustainability through the use of sound business decisions. At Hormel Foods, we make a concerted effort to marry our financial and sustainable goals to ensure we bring the best possible products to our consumers through the most ethical practices.


Living Our Principles

  • ProgressiveProcessing

    The Progressive Processing production facility, which produces Hormel® Compleats® and Valley Fresh® chicken products in Dubuque, IA, was awarded LEED® Gold in 2010, and is one of the first manufacturing plants to be a LEED-certified project at any level. The plant is projected to use at least 25 percent less […]

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  • SustainabilityBOTB

    Burke Corporation in Nevada, IA, was named the champion of the 2010 Environmental Sustainability Best of the Best, which is our annual competition with employees to reward sustainable projects. Read the descriptions of three of the projects below. Plant Location: Burke Corporation The Burke team focused on employee ownership of […]

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  • Category Management

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    Stephanie K. Postma shares how Hormel Foods became the first manufacturer to earn full certification in category management. View video.

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  • Making Progress Toward Our Goals

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    Read about the progress we have made toward our goals.