US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY RANKS HORMEL FOODS IN TOP 100 FOR GREEN ENERGY USAGE

VSThe company ranks 57th in the US EPA’s Fortune 500 ranking® list of green energy users

AUSTIN, Minn., April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a branded global food company well known for its corporate citizenship, is pleased to announce that, for the first time, it is listed as #57 on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fortune 500® Green Power Partnership (GPP) list of largest users of green energy. Hormel Foods recently joined the EPA’s Green Power Partnership and offsets more than 53 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green energy annually, which represents 7% of its operations’ total energy needs. The company’s choice to use green energy helps to advance the voluntary market for green energy, as well as the development of these sources.

“Our company is honored to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for our use of green energy,” said Marc Coffey, group vice president of supply chain for Hormel Foods. “We continue to make progress in achieving our robust 20 by 30 challenge, and this recognition is testament to the dedication of our 20,000 inspired people, all of whom are working towards a more sustainable operation.”

The company’s 20 by 30 challenge goals follow its previous set of sustainability goals that Hormel Foods has focused on as it has achieved significant reductions in its packaging, energy consumption non-renewable, its greenhouse gas emissions, its water consumption and the solid waste sent to landfills. Additionally, the company has worked with renewable energy experts to identify and execute offsite wind and solar projects, as well as onsite solar and energy reduction projects.

“We know that as good corporate citizens in our communities of United Statesand around the world, it is extremely important to constantly work on implementing green energy solutions throughout our business,” said Tom Raymonddirector of environmental sustainability at Hormel Foods.

Hormel Foods has been named one of America’s Most Trusted Companies and one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek. The company was also recognized as one of the best women-friendly companies in the world by Forbes and has received multiple Impact Awards from Progressive Grocer for its educational support and food security programs.

“This list of the biggest users of green energy across the country is proof that good business practices can also benefit the environment,” said James Critchfield, program manager of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership. “The US EPA commends the leading organizations in the Green Power Partnership’s Top Partner rankings for their outstanding commitment to expanding their use of green power and protecting the environment.

According to the US EPA, the company’s green energy consumption of more than 53 million kWh is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of nearly 5,000 average American homes.

ABOUT HORMEL FOODS — Inspired People. Inspired Foods.™

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minnesota.is a global branded food company with over $11 billion of annual turnover in more than 80 countries around the world. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus®, Jennie-O® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named to the list of “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” by Forbes magazine for three years, has been one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies, has been on Corporate Responsibility magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for 12 years, and has received numerous other awards and honors for its corporate responsibility and community service. The company lives by its statement of purpose – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables around the world. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

About EPA’s Green Power Partnership

The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that helps increase the use of green power among U.S. organizations to advance the U.S. green power market and the development of these sources as a way to reduce air pollution. air and other environmental impacts associated with the use of electricity. In 2020, the Partnership had more than 700 partners voluntarily using nearly 70 billion kilowatt hours of green energy per year. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies; small and medium enterprises; local, state and federal governments; and colleges and universities. For more information, please visit www.epa.gov/greenpower.

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