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Hershey Exceeds Sustainable Cocoa Goals in 2014

Company announces accelerated 50 percent target for certified and sustainable cocoa by end of 2015
Press Release

HERSHEY, Pa., January 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced that 30 percent of its globally sourced cocoa was independently certified and verified. This reflects an accelerated pace for achieving its goal of sourcing 100 percent of its cocoa supply from certified and sustainable cocoa farms by 2020.

Hershey-Funded Operation Now Producing Life-Saving Therapeutic Food

Hershey invests more than $1 million and food expertise to help severely malnourished Ghanaian children using peanut-based food
Press Release

Accra, Ghana, December 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), in partnership with Project Peanut Butter, today announced that the project’s newest manufacturing facility – located in Kumasi, Ghana -- is now beginning full operation.

Hershey Once Again Named One of Top 50 Most Civically Minded U.S. Companies

Press Release

HERSHEY, Pa., Dec. 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) was recognized today as one of America’s most community-minded companies in The Civic 50, an annual recognition for companies that are committed to making a difference in the communities where they do business. Hershey was recognized as No. 3 in the Consumer Discretionary Sector, No. 2 overall for social impact, No. 4 overall for institutionalization and No. 6 overall in the business impact category. Hershey scored in the top 25 percent of companies in all five ranking categories.

New Hershey Learn to Grow Program to Impact Nearly 9,000 Cocoa Farmers in Cote d' Ivoire

Summary: 
  • Public/private partnership with Blommer, OLAM and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, to increase farmer productivity
  • Programs benefit communities connected to 27 cooperatives in six regions of Cote d’Ivoire
  • Farmer training for modern agriculture practices will accelerate Hershey supply of certified cocoa
Press Release
  • Public/private partnership with Blommer, OLAM and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, to increase farmer productivity
  • Programs benefit communities connected to 27 cooperatives in six regions of Cote d’Ivoire
  • Farmer training for modern agriculture practices will accelerate Hershey supply of certified cocoa

Chocolate is a Bittersweet Way of Life in Ghana

Article

This should be a prosperous time for Justice Obini, a cocoa farmer in West Africa. With appetite for chocolate at an all-time high – the global demand has risen 13 percent in five years – his cocoa beans are sought after. Yet Obini struggles daily to take care of his farm -- and his family of ten.

Hershey Wins P3 Impact Award for its CocoaLink Program to Improve the Lives of Cocoa Farmers in Ghana

Press Release

New York, Sept. 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) was honored today at the Concordia Summit with the prestigious P3 Impact award for its CocoaLink mobile phone program in Ghana.  

Hershey Announces Enhanced Palm Oil Sourcing Policy

Confectionery Leader Engages TFT to Help Trace its Palm Oil Supply Chain
Press Release

HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced a new palm oil sourcing policy that updates and strengthens its commitment to source 100 percent traceable and responsible palm oil, a commitment the company announced in December 2013.

Hershey Expands Learn to Grow Program in Ivory Coast to Benefit 10,000 Cocoa Farmers and Improved Communities

Press Release
  • Partnership with Cargill will increase community impact and enable comprehensive farmer training and community support to accelerate the supply of Hershey certified cocoa
  • Hershey 21st Century Cocoa Strategy on track to benefit 50,000 farmers in Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria by 2018

Hershey Joins With World’s Largest Cocoa and Chocolate Companies in CocoaAction Initiative

Strategy creates unprecedented alignment among the cocoa and chocolate companies to coordinate cocoa sustainability efforts. Program goals complement existing Hershey cocoa sustainability programs.
Press Release

HERSHEY, Pa., May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced today that it will be a founding member of CocoaAction, a new strategy to align the cocoa sustainability efforts of the world’s largest cocoa and chocolate companies. CocoaAction creates a new level of coordination and commitment by the leading global cocoa and chocolate companies and governments to promote cocoa sustainability in West Africa.

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