Hormel Foods Australia
Importer and distributor of Hormel products, which are predominantly sold in Australia through supermarkets.
|Hormel Foods Australia Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Hormel Foods Corporation
owns 100% of Hormel Foods Australia Pty Ltd
|Hormel Foods Australia Pty Ltd|
Brands owned by this company were rated 'red' in Greenpeace's 2011 Truefood Guide, signifying they may include GM-derived ingredients in their products. This includes brands that either: contain GM derived ingredients; have no clear policy on GM-derived ingredients; and/or have ignored or refused Greenpeace's request for information regarding their policies on GM-derived ingredients.
[Source 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
|Hormel Foods Corporation|
This company is listed as having best practice on a report card on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in corporate America.
[Source 2017][More on Workers Rights]
The 2016 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 3, "Established but Work to be Done", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
[Source 2017][More on Animal Rights]
In their 2015 report 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty', Ceres looks at how the food sector is managing water risk. The report evaluates publicly available information on the water use, stewardship and policies of 37 major food sector companies. This company received a score of 11/100
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EWG's 2015 report "BPA in Canned Food" analyzed 252 canned food brands to find out which ones are still using BPA (bisphenol A), a synthetic estrogen found in the epoxy coatings of food cans which has been linked to many health problems. This company was amongst the 'Worst Players' for exclusively using cans with BPA.
[Source 2015][More on Product Safety]
ethicalshopping.com recommends avoiding Hormel products, due to repeated criticism for its opposition to strict federal guidelines and regulations of the meat and poultry industry. Hormel is a powerful member within the American Meat Institute (AMI), which has consistently opposed strict federal regulation of the meat industry. Even after outbreaks of mad cow disease, AMI has opposed restrictions on how beef is raised, fed, and slaughtered in order to protect consumers. Hormel is a notorious union-buster.
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This company received a score of 38.9/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company has products rated RED in the Centre for Food Safety's True Food Shopper's Guide (USA). Products on the RED list contain ingredients that come from the most common GE crops (corn, soy, canola, cotton). Companies with products on this list have confirmed that their products may have or are likely to be made with GE ingredients, or have not denied using GE foods when given the opportunity to do so.
[Source 2013][More on Genetic Engineering]
Hormel supplier caught abusing mother pigs and piglets - For more than three months, PETA US went undercover at an Iowa pig factory farm, which supplies piglets who are raised and killed for Hormel products. They found rampant cruelty to animals - committed by workers and supervisors.
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In 2012 this company announced that it will eliminate gestation crates - small cages used to confine breeding pigs - from all company-owned facilities by 2017. The announcement was made the same day that the Humane Society US released new undercover video footage of gestation crates.
[Source 2012][More on Factory Farming]
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 3/5.
[Source 2016][More on Forests]
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||$38 million in 2012|
|# Employees||6 in 2013|
|Address||Unit 22, 477 Warrigal Rd, Moorabbin, VIC, 3189, Australia|
|Freecall||1800 770 015|
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