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.
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.
Key highlights include Hershey’s progress toward 100% sustainably sourced cocoa, new human rights policies and more
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.
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.
by Katrina Briddell, Manager, Sustainability & Social Impact
During these past several weeks of social distancing, the topics of connection and well-being have come into sharper focus more than ever. Whether it’s navigating new ways to work and learn virtually, coping with not being able to connect with friends and loved ones as before, or noticing how changes both big and small in our lives impact our mental health—the importance of connection and well-being is paramount these days, for old and young alike.