AUSTIN, MN — Hormel Foods Corporation, a global branded food company, announced Jan. 28 its new set of leading environmental sustainability goals, which are part of the company's 20 By 30 Challenge. In continuing with its corporate responsibility leadership, the company will strive to achieve 20 corporate responsibility goals by 2030 and will report its progress annually. The company's new goals follow its previous set of sustainability goals in which the company achieved significant reductions in its packaging, nonrenewable energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and solid waste sent to landfills.
The company's new environmental sustainability goals include:
- Matching 100 percent of its global energy use with renewable sourcing.
- Establishing important science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets by 2023.
- Taking action across its supply chain to improve water quality, including the support of regenerative agriculture initiatives.
"For nearly 130 years, Hormel Foods has continued to showcase its citizenship and stewardship by using its size and resources to make a difference. From sustainable packaging initiatives to water and energy stewardship, our global team of inspired people is committed to making lasting and measurable progress in protecting our natural resources," said Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods. "We know that good business and good stewardship go hand in hand, and these goals are designed to enable improvements that will ultimately make our food supply better for us all.""Our worldwide team of professionals and supply chain partners are ready to step up to the challenge to help us achieve these important sustainability goals," said Mark Coffey, senior vice president of supply chain and manufacturing at Hormel Foods. "Together, we will deliver results that will make a significant contribution toward the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, improvement of water quality and the continued advancement of sustainable agriculture practices in our supply chain."
Hormel Foods continues to receive recognition for its corporate responsibility efforts and performance, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 12 years in a row by 3BL Media and one of America's Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek magazine for two consecutive years, in addition to many others.
Hormel Foods will release additional goals that are part of its 20 By 30 Challenge in future announcements, which will include goals surrounding education, community support and food security. More information about the company's efforts can be found at https://csr.hormelfoods.com/ and https://www.hormelfoods.com/responsibility/.
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, MN, is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY, SPAM, Hormel Natural Choice, Applegate, Justin's, Wholly, Hormel Black Label, Columbus and more than 30 other beloved brands.