HERSHEY, Pa., Feb. 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today, The Sustainability Consortium announces it newest member, The Hershey Company as a large contributor to the Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Working Group.
Hershey’s Bliss® chocolates now made with Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa
HERSHEY, Pa., Dec. 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - As consumers across the U.S. prepare to enjoy the holiday season, The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announces something to make the season a little sweeter: consumers can now buy Hershey’s Bliss® chocolates made with 100 percent certified cocoa.
The rollout of certified Hershey’s Bliss® chocolates builds on The Hershey Company’s programs in West Africa to increase the income and livelihoods of the region’s two million cocoa farmers.
New project to help Hershey reach 2015 target of reducing GHG emissions by 13%
HERSHEY, Pa., Dec. 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced the addition of four new zero-emission Nissan Leaf cars to its corporate fleet, extending Hershey’s commitment to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. Hershey also installed seven state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging stations at four Hershey, Pa., locations, including upgrading two charging stations already available at Hershey’s® Chocolate World® Attraction.
“Clothes for Smiles”—that’s the title of clothing retailer Uniqlo’s new campaign to turn the hopes of children around the world into reality. The $10 million project will be funded by sales of HeatTech and Ultra-Light Down products, and is being developed in partnership with UNICEF, which will receive a $5 million dollar donation.
SASB to create sustainability standards for 89 industries across 10 sectors
HERSHEY, Pa., Dec. 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced it will join the Advisory Council of the newly founded Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) as part of Hershey’s commitment to reporting on its expanding sustainability practices. As a member of the Advisory Council, Hershey will help develop reporting standards for the food and beverage industry that will support greater transparency.
Approximately 73% of the world’s four million tons of cocoa is produced by more than two million cocoa farmers in West Africa.
Many of my chocolate and cocoa company members have been providing assistance to these farmers since the early to mid-1900s, none more than The Hershey Company which began to purchase cocoa from West Africa in 1930 and in 1948 was a founding member of an organization I formerly headed, the American Cocoa Research Institute.
Chrysler’s new Dodge Dart has been named a 2012 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The vehicle, the first joint product of Chrysler and Fiat, scored the highest rating in each of the four crash test used by the IIHS to evaluate passenger safety. Chrysler just reported its best U.S. September sales in five years, with an increase of 12 percent.
2020 Commitment Complements Established Hershey Programs to Reduce Child Labor and Improve Cocoa Communities in West Africa
(3BL Media) Hershey, PA - October 3, 2012 - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today said it will source 100 percent certified cocoa for its global chocolate product lines by 2020 and accelerate its programs to help eliminate child labor in the cocoa regions of West Africa.