Hood in the Community
For more than 160 years, Hood has been committed to supporting the communities in which it conducts business. Since dairy plays an important role in achieving good health, the company’s community support efforts are focused on organizations that assist children and their families in the areas of health and nutrition.
Here are some of the causes we are proud to support:
- The United Way
- Red Sox Foundation
- Ronald McDonald Houses
- The Jimmy Fund
- Birthday Wishes
- Educational and enrichment programs for families at museums including the Boston Children’s Museum and the Children’s Museum of Maine
- Local food banks through America’s Second Harvest
Hood is also proud to reward 18 high school student athletes in New England with $5,000 towards furthering their education at a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university through the Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship® program, which was launched in 2010.
Community In-Kind Donation Policy
Hood also provides in-kind donations to community programs and events that reach and educate children and their families on proper health and nutrition and communicate the health benefits of Hood products. Please follow these Product Donation Guidelines to submit your request. Allow four to six weeks for a response to your request.
Today companies realize that looking at their business from the perspective of environmental sustainability reveals opportunities to run their business more efficiently. At Hood we recognize the impact that human activities have on our natural resources and the environment and we strive to understand and minimize our impact by working smarter and better. Hood has maintained a long-standing philosophy and focus on Environmental Sustainability and has recently formalized its approach to give emphasis to a culture that already exists within the organization. We are committed to Environmental Sustainability because it is the right thing to do for our future generations.
Today Hood’s Environmental Sustainability initiatives are highly visible throughout the organization and are being driven by the Hood Green Team, an appointed team of employees from various business functions and chaired by the company’s President & CEO. The Green Team's Mission is as follows:
- Actively seek out opportunities and implement measures to reduce resource consumption and waste in all our business activities
- Raise awareness both internally and externally to the importance of reducing our environmental footprint
- Measure and monitor our progress
- Recognize that this is both a team and individual effort and that success will require the imagination, creativity and perseverance of all both at home and at the workplace
The Hood Green Team has prioritized its activities, and is focusing on five areas where the company can realize the greatest impact on its business as well as the environment: Water Usage, Electric Usage, Truck Payload, Fuel Usage and Recycling.
Hood has also established guidelines to ensure that our vendors and suppliers engage in sound environmental practices. To read about Hood's Corporate Environmental Sustainability Purchasing Procedures, click here.
At Hood we have adopted guidelines for our advertising and marketing activities and we will review and update them periodically to reflect consumer feedback, new technologies, and industry policies and guidelines. Click here to review HP Hood LLC’s Marketing Policy.
Click here to read about HP Hood LLC's efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from the company's direct supply chain.
As a dairy processor that buys raw milk and other dairy ingredients, we take animal mistreatment very seriously. We require our milk suppliers to adopt humane animal care and treatment as a core value within their organizations, and actively enforce and provide educational resources to support those practices on the farm. We are firm in our belief that the inhumane treatment of animals is unacceptable. In fact, if it is determined that criminal animal abuse has occurred on a farm supplying milk to Hood, the supplier will be removed from our supply chain immediately.
We encourage and support the dairy industry’s efforts to promote and enforce animal well-being, including the development of the FARM program and other international standards regarding animal care. We are committed to working with other’s in the industry to assure continued progress in this area.