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Hershey Aims to Cut the Carbon Footprint of its Chocolate with New Science-Based Target Commitment

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One of the world’s top chocolate companies shared new plans for reducing its impact on the planet – including committing to set Science-Based Targets. But what sets Hershey apart from its peers is not this commitment. It’s the journey behind how it got here.

Leading up to today’s announcement, a lot happened behind the scenes - data was collected, numbers were crunched and methodologies chosen. It required time, human capital and expertise.

Leading Conversation of CEOs on Identifying Market Drivers for Long-Term Investments in Society

11th Annual CECP Board of Boards
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NEW YORK, February 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Fifty CEOs from the world’s largest companies convened at CECP’s 11th annual Board of Boards to discuss the theme Competing for the Long Run and how leading companies are addressing societal challenges through business.

3p Weekend: 10 Companies Committed to Sustainable Palm Oil

As consumers become more aware of palm oil-related deforestation, these 10 top companies are leading the charge and making bold commitments to sustainable sourcing
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Mars, Inc announced its committment in March to transition to 100% certified sustainable palm oil in its products by the end of 2014.

As consumers become more aware of palm oil-related deforestation, a select few companies are leading the charge and making bold commitments to sustainable sourcing. There’s still more work to be done, but this week we’re happy to give these 10 companies a well-deserved pat on the back.

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Hershey Helps Rebuild Remote Peruvian Village Through Cocoa Farming

Hershey funds cocoa infrastructure for indigenous community
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HERSHEY, Pa., August 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ — In 2008, The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) was introduced to a village of indigenous people tucked deep in the mountains of the Junín region of Peru. This village was using cocoa farming to rebuild its community following years of devastation by guerilla warfare. Hershey decided to support the community – San Juan de Cheni. The company committed to help fund the infrastructure needed for the village to be successful in cocoa farming and to buy cocoa grown in this area. 

Hershey Learn to Grow Program Will Train 20,000 Nigerian Farmers to Produce Certified Cocoa

Summary: 
  • Partnership with IDH and Source Trust
  • Community and technology focus to accelerate farmer development
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  • Partnership with IDH and Source Trust
  • Community and technology focus to accelerate farmer development

Hershey Realiza Cumbre Para Recuperar El Cultivo Del Cacao En Mexico

Summary: 
  • Participarán agricultores, investigadores, industria y gobierno. Buscan mejorar la calidad de vida de los productores de cacao a pequeña escala
  • 100,000 árboles resistentes a la moniliasis serán distribuidos para restaurar las plantaciones de cacao
  • El objetivo del programa es recuperar el cultivo del cacao en su ancestral cuna

 

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  • Participarán agricultores, investigadores, industria y gobierno. Buscan mejorar la calidad de vida de los productores de cacao a pequeña escala
  • 100,000 árboles resistentes a la moniliasis serán distribuidos para restaurar las plantaciones de cacao
  • El objetivo del programa es recuperar el cultivo del cacao en su ancestral cuna

 

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Hershey Hosts Cocoa Summit to Restore Cocoa Farming in Mexico

Summary: 
  • Summit to bring together farmers, researchers, industry and government to improve livelihoods of small-scale cocoa farmers
  • 100,000 disease-resistant trees to be distributed to restore cocoa farms  
  • Program goal: restore cocoa growing in the ancient birthplace of domestic cocoa

 

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  • Summit to bring together farmers, researchers, industry and government to improve livelihoods of small-scale cocoa farmers
  • 100,000 disease-resistant trees to be distributed to restore cocoa farms  
  • Program goal: restore cocoa growing in the ancient birthplace of domestic cocoa

 

Read this communication en Espanol >> 

The Hershey Company Joins Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Advisory Council

SASB to create sustainability standards for 89 industries across 10 sectors
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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.

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