Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global-branded food company well known for its corporate citizenship, was for the first time included on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of the 100 largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership (GPP). In addition, the company ranked No. 20 on EPA’s list of Green Power Partners that are part of the Fortune 500®.
Hormel Foods joined the EPA’s Green Power Partnership in 2022 and is using nearly 938 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, representing 100% of the overall operation’s total power needs. The company’s choice to use green power helps advance the voluntary market for green power, as well as the development of those sources.
The company’s ambitious corporate responsibility 20 By 30 Challenge goals continue to inspire significant reductions in nonrenewable energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and solid waste sent to landfills. Additionally, the company has worked with experts in the field of renewable energy to identify and execute off-site wind and solar projects, as well as on-site solar power and energy reduction projects.
In addition to recognition from the EPA, Hormel Foods has been named by Newsweek as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies for a second straight year and one of America’s Most Responsible Companies for four consecutive years. It has been on 3BL’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list 13 times; been recognized as one of the World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes; and was recently named one of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies.
According to the EPA, green power use of nearly 938 million kWh by Hormel Foods is equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 88,000 average American homes.