Snee Honored For Transformational Leadership

Award highlights the company’s work in equity in education and food security

Hormel Foods Corporation, (NYSE: HRL), a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, was named the 2022 Responsible CEO of the Year for transformative leadership by 3BL Media. Snee was presented the award Oct. 25 during the 3BL annual forum, Brands Taking Stands, in New York City.

3BL Media’s Responsible CEO of the Year awards recognize chief executives with proven records of bold and innovative leadership on environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments. This year marked the 14th annual Responsible CEO of the Year awards. According to 3BL, this year’s honorees demonstrate the strategic advantage of integrating ESG into the core of their businesses and how these efforts can have a real-world impact in the lives of their employees, communities and society at large.

The award was presented by 3BL Media’s CEO, Dave Armon. “We congratulate the 2022 Responsible CEO Award honorees for leading with purpose and values alongside financial objectives in running their businesses. The world needs business leaders who are operating with their eyes wide open and using the power of their businesses to bring forward meaningful ESG programs and policies and to operate in a transparent manner.”

“I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of our team of 20,000 who are inspired by the food we make and the difference we are making in the world.” Snee said. “We are incredibly proud of the role we play in creating equity in education, building food-secure communities and evolving the food system to be more sustainable. We are committed to continuing to make a difference in our communities around the world, today and into the future.”

Hormel Foods continually receives accolades for its ESG efforts, including being named on Newsweek’s 2022 America’s Most Trusted Companies list and appearing on its America’s Most Responsible Companies list for three years in a row, being recognized as one of the World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes and receiving several Impact Awards from Progressive Grocer for its educational support and food-security programs.