Hormel Foods has been named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by 3BL Media, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, U.S. public companies.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 141 ESG transparency and performance factors in eight pillars: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, stakeholders and society, and ESG performance.
Using a methodology developed by 3BL Media, all Russell 1000 Index companies are researched by ISS ESG, the responsible investment research arm of Institutional Shareholder Services. There is no fee for companies to be included in 100 Best Corporate Citizens.
To compile the ranking, corporate data and information is obtained from publicly available sources only, rather than questionnaires or company submissions. Companies have the option to verify data collected for the ranking at no cost. Data and information used in the 2020 edition of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is from March 6, 2019 to March 13, 2020.
Third-party organizations continue to recognize Hormel Foods for its efforts. Recent recognition includes: being named a Best for Vets Employer by Military Times, being named one of the World’s Best Employers by Forbes and being ranked No. 8 in the consumer foods products category on Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, among many others.