RECAP: Twitter Chat with Hormel Foods – #Hormel3pChat

Hormel FoodsToday, Hormel Foods engaged in a conversation with TriplePundit about a wide variety of topics at #Hormel3pChat. This special Twitter Chat focused on how Hormel Foods is meeting sustainability goals through employee engagement and highlighted its internal awards called the “Best of the Best.”

Hormel Foods was recently recognized on the 16th annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for the seventh consecutive year. One way Hormel Foods achieves results is through its unique employee engagement programs. Annually, Hormel Foods rewards and recognizes internal teams through its internal Environmental Sustainability, Best of the Best, and Innovation Best of the Best competitions.

In 2013, the Environmental Sustainability Best of the Best winner was Century Foods International, recognized for projects that reached a recycle rate of 93 percent and zero-waste-to-landfill status at all four of its plants. In 2014, the Beijing HFC Plant in China was named the winner for its energy conservation project that reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 60 percent from the previous year. In addition, the company’s foodservice BACON 1 team was named the Innovation Best of the Best winner for successfully creating the only fully-cooked bacon on the market today that performs like raw bacon.

A few of the many topics we explored during the #Hormel3pChat conversation included:

  • The company’s employee engagement Best of the Best programs
  • Winning Best of the Best project results and highlights
  • How Hormel Foods surpassed its 2020 solid waste goal in 2014
  • Project SPAMMY®  and the company’s philanthropic efforts

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    About Hormel Foods:

    Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats for 2014, was named the 2013 Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine, and was again named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the seventh year in a row. Hormel Foods was also recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine, on the 2015 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2015 40 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit http://www.hormelfoods.com.

Marissa Rosen

Marissa is the Owner of Climate Social, LLC. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Mizzou and a master's in environmental studies from UPenn. Connect with her to discuss TriplePundit's popular Twitter Chats or anything else related to sustainability and digital marketing at marissa@triplepundit.com.