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Hershey: Preserving Ecosystems With Sustainable Agriculture

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In cocoa growing regions in West Africa, deforestation and the loss of biodiversity due to encroachment into protected areas is a manifestation of a complex set of root causes: poverty, the absence of land titles, a lack of clarity on land tenure arrangements, no knowledge of sustainable farming practices and poor law enforcement.

Being a Responsible & Ethical Business

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WHY IT MATTERS

Hershey prioritizes upholding ethical business conduct and being transparent. Through our commitment to live our values, we have developed robust policies and procedures to act responsibly across our operations and supply chain. We regularly review our approach to align with the changing regulatory landscape.

HOW WE DO IT

Our Code of Conduct guides our approach to ethical issues and our commitment to complying with relevant local and international regulations and policies.

Innovative Ways We're Addressing the Root Causes of Child Labor

TAWIAH AGYARKO-KWARTENG, Sustainable Sourcing Representative, West Africa
Summary: 
  • Our Cocoa For Good strategy is at the heart of our sustainable cocoa work
  • Driving social and economic benefits, with the help of our partners, helps eliminate child labor
  • Together, we’re working to keep children in school and away from dangerous activities
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  • Our Cocoa For Good strategy is at the heart of our sustainable cocoa work
  • Driving social and economic benefits, with the help of our partners, helps eliminate child labor
  • Together, we’re working to keep children in school and away from dangerous activities

Going Beyond 'Fair Trade' With Hershey's Sustainable Cocoa Strategy

BEATRICE MOULIANITAKI, Head of Cocoa Sustainability
Summary: 
  • Hershey’s responsible sourcing efforts are about much more than certification
  • Addressing cocoa farming conditions and systemic problems is essential to sustainability
  • 100 percent certification is only the start of our investments to drive meaningful change
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  • Hershey’s responsible sourcing efforts are about much more than certification
  • Addressing cocoa farming conditions and systemic problems is essential to sustainability
  • 100 percent certification is only the start of our investments to drive meaningful change

June Is for Pride ... and Teamwork

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June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ Community and allies alike. And it’s a great time to celebrate The Hershey Company’s deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and our support of LGBTQ employees who make our company a great place to work.

We should all take pride in the fact that at Hershey, we recognize that the diversity of our workforce is a source of strength, innovation and fresh thinking. It makes us stronger and contributes to our success. We believe that the best ideas come from diverse groups of people working together.

What Does the World Need From Hershey?

A Message From Hershey CEO Michele Buck
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2019 was a special year for The Hershey Company. As we celebrated our 125th anniversary, we had the opportunity to explore our rich heritage and the legacy of our founder, who instilled in our business core values that connect us to one another and to the world. The energy within Hershey was tangible as you experienced the connectedness, passion, positivity and the deep pride and appreciation we have for each other and this special company.

Hershey Releases 2019 Annual Sustainability Report Celebrating 125 Years of Shared Goodness

Key highlights include Hershey’s progress toward 100% sustainably sourced cocoa, new human rights policies and more
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HERSHEY, Pa., June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/– The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today released its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s commitment to shared goodness as Hershey celebrated a milestone of 125 years.  The report reflects increasing transparency on its sustainability work and showcases Hershey’s progress to date in key areas of focus, such as sustainable cocoa, responsible sourcing, climate change and human rights.

Hershey Doubling Down on Commitment to Ethical Cocoa Supply Chain

Hershey achieves 100% sustainable cocoa, commits to 100% visibility of high-risk cocoa by 2025
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Hershey Continues to Scale Cocoa Sustainability Efforts

Summary: 
  • 100% Visibility of High-Risk Cocoa Supply Chain by 2025
  • Expansion of Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System across entire direct cocoa supply
  • Achieved 100% certified and sustainable cocoa in January
  • 100% Satellite Mapping of West African supply chain
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  • 100% Visibility of High-Risk Cocoa Supply Chain by 2025
  • Expansion of Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System across entire direct cocoa supply
  • Achieved 100% certified and sustainable cocoa in January
  • 100% Satellite Mapping of West African supply chain

Proud to Be #21 on DiversityInc’s 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity

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Few companies on the planet can claim the success of being an iconic company for more than 125 years. Even fewer can authentically show their purpose day in and day out of making moments of goodness for consumers. At the core of the achievements throughout our history is the talent, energy and commitment of our diverse workforce. We are encouraged by the highest levels of leadership to bring our whole selves to work each day and to share our unique perspectives. This enables us to remain a relevant part of big and small moments for people around the world.

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