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.
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.
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
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.
Hershey funds cocoa infrastructure for indigenous community
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.
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.