Canned meat products
Established in USA in 1891 by George A. Hormel. 46% owned by the Hormel Foundation, a charitable trust formed during WWII.
|Hormel Foods Corporation||USA||website|
|Hormel Foods Corporation|
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of B-.
[Source 2018][More on Human Rights]
The 2017 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 2018][More on Animal Rights]
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]
In 2018 KnowTheChain benchmarked 120 large global companies in the ICT, Food & Beverage, and Apparel & Footwear sectors on their efforts to address forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains. This company received a score of 10/100.
[Source 2018][More on Workers Rights]
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 37.8/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, 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 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
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 2/5.
[Source 2018][More on Forests]
In their 2017 report 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty', Ceres looks at how food sector companies are responding to water risks. 42 companies were assessed on a 0-100 point basis across four categories of water management: governance and strategy, direct operations, manufacturing supply chain and agricultural supply chain. This company received a score of 23/100.
[Source 2017][More on Habitats]
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.
[Source x][More on Animal Rights]
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 Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index is a comprehensive assessment of how this sector is managing critical sustainability risks such as climate change, increasing biodiversity loss, land use change and the growth in antibiotic resistance. This company was rated as medium risk.
[Source 2018][More on Habitats]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of C.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2016][More on Human Rights]
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||Public company|
|Revenue||US$9.3 billion in 2014|
|# Employees||20,400 in 2014|
|Subsidiaries||Hormel Foods Australia Pty Ltd|
|Address||Austin, Minnesota, USA|
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