Our Way

At Hormel Foods Australia, we define Our Way with this goal in mind for achieving success:

“Building upon our heritage of innovation and quality, together we will elevate the everyday experience by making Hormel Foods the favourite part of any eating occasion.”

Our Way represents a vision for the future as we continue to grow our heritage of bringing more to the table for our consumers, investors, employees and the communities in which we operate.

The mission of Our Way is simple: As a leading branded food company with a focus on profitable growth and inspired by our founder’s charge to “Originate, don’t imitate,” we market a balanced portfolio of highly differentiated quality products. We engage our employees by creating an environment where careers are fostered, people make a difference and integrity is absolute.

By doing things Our Way, the principles that have helped us grow and succeed for more than 120 years can guide our daily actions to support four key areas – our people, our processes, our products and our performance.

Heritage – For more than 120 years, Hormel Foods has enjoyed a long and proud tradition of bringing more to the table for employees, consumers and investors. As stewards of the future, we identify and strive to implement practices that protect natural resources and the environment.

Integrity – We always take the high road, follow through on commitments, and act in an ethical, honest and responsible manner.

Innovation – We “originate, don’t imitate” – but with the discipline to focus our practical curiosity on delivering real benefits for consumers, customers and the company.

Philanthropy – We are a community within our plant communities, and we have a heritage of giving back as a company and individually. Our Charitable Trust giving focuses are: hunger, education and plant communities.

Achieving Important Things Together

Starting with our leadership team—including our Management Team and our Board of Directors—and through every part of our organization, the people of Hormel Foods are committed to attaining the following goals:


§ Be a company people aspire to work for – and never want to leave
§ Cultivate an environment that nurtures and expects innovative solutions from all employees


§ Set our industry’s gold standard for quality, product safety and employee safety – making an impact that far outweighs our size
§ Proactively manage our business to ensure its sustainability


§ Increase preference for Hormel Foods’ products – becoming the brands consumers and customers think of first when they think of meal solutions


§ Increase value to shareholders by delivering superior growth in net sales and profitability