Chili giant doubled amount of waste not sent to landfills last year.
The company had set a goal of reducing its landfilled waste by 10 percent by fiscal year 2011 when compared with fiscal year 2006. Actual results came in at 28% for fiscal year 2010. The company also announced that it recycled 41 percent of its total generated waste in fiscal year 2010.
“We are making significant progress toward achieving the environmental sustainability goals we have outlined in our annual corporate responsibility report,” said Thomas E. Raymond, manager of environmental engineering at Hormel Foods. “This success is the result of dedicated employee efforts and capital improvement projects.”
The company has been making strides in sustainability over the last several years. Hormel sent 7,275 fewer tons of solid waste to landfills in 2009 compared to 2008. Hormel is aiming to reach a 50 percent recycling rate by fiscal year 2011.