Hershey Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Fourth Consecutive Year
HERSHEY, Pa., September 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ — The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) has been named again to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices (DJSI).
Hershey is one of only 11 companies from the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Industry in the World Index and ranked in the 91 percentile overall. The company received top scores in health and nutrition, packaging environmental impact, and water related risks categories. This is the fourth consecutive year that Hershey has been included in the World Index and the fifth year for the North American Index.
The DJSI Indices are regarded as the highest standard for evaluating corporate sustainability based on Environmental, Social, and Governance factors. Hershey’s DJSI ranking puts the company’s sustainability performance among the top in the world.
“Hershey has a vision of ‘sharing goodness with the world’ that is embedded in our belief that company performance is linked to responsible and sustainable operations,” said Michele Buck, Chief Operating Officer at The Hershey Company. “Operating ethically as we strive to deliver strong performance deepens our sense of purpose and benefits our shareholders, employees and the communities in which we live and work.”
Hershey’s global shared social purpose, called Nourishing Minds, is built on the belief that bright futures for children start with basic nutrition so they can focus on their studies rather than their stomachs. With a goal to nourish one million minds by 2020, the program has become the cornerstone for how Hershey embeds a social focus into how it applies its knowledge and resources to help communities.
Hershey recently issued its latest CSR report – titled “Shared Goodness” – showcasing progress made against a variety of priority issues. Learn more about Hershey’s commitment to Shared Goodness and Energize Learning: Food for the children.
About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has approximately 22,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Building on its core business, Hershey is expanding its portfolio to include a broader range of delicious snacks. The company remains focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to extend its competitive advantage in North America.
At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through 'Nourishing Minds,' a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020.
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