Hormel Foods

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Corprate Bias Ratings

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Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Hormel Foods vet vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. Hormel Foods has used corporate funds to support ideological organizations. However, the company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its PAC contributions or lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Hormel Foods receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

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Hormel Foods received a score of 95 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index.¬†Among other commitments, the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). The company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Hormel Foods charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Hormel Foods does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Hormel Foods ‘s HRC CEI profile indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2).

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Hormel Foods has donated to organizations that promote ideological agendas including The Trevor Project and the Human Rights Campaign (1)(2).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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Hormel Foods has not used its PAC donations or lobbied for ideological purposes (1)(2)(3).

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September 22, 2023

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