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Hershey Makes Bold Environmental Commitments

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The Hershey Company has announced new commitments to advance its environmental progress and contribute to global climate action. Hershey has set ambitious new goals to reduce its global emissions in line with the global best practice of the Paris Climate Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Empowering Youth to Create Kinder, More Empathetic Communities

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At Hershey, we believe that even the smallest actions can make a big impact. Now more than ever, we want to empower all children and teens to create change within their communities. When young people take action to make the world better, they’re also building meaningful connections with others and developing critical social emotional skills that prepare them for success in work and life.

Hershey Announces New Renewable Energy Agreements Aligned With 2030 Goal to Reduce Emissions by More Than 50%

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HERSHEY, Pa., April 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced two new clean energy partnerships to develop solar projects in the U.S. as it moves its operations toward the use of clean and renewable energy.

From Nuts to Clean Energy: Buying Renewable Energy Is Just Another Way to Bring Goodness to the World

by Mark Kline, Sr. Manager, Nut & Energy Sourcing, Global Commodities
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Over the past 13 years, I have spent much of my career focused on nut research and purchasing. For more than seven-and-a-half years, I have been responsible for Hershey’s procurement of peanuts and almonds. Before that, I worked in R&D as Hershey’s nut technical expert and on chocolate innovation projects.

The Home Depot, The Hershey Company, and NRG Sign Solar Power Purchase Agreements With National Grid Renewables' Noble Project in Texas

Project to offset CO2 emissions by ~450,000 metric tons annually, will utilize First Solar Series 6 modules
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As part of this year’s Earth Day celebration, National Grid Renewables has announced the signing of three solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the Noble Project (Noble) currently under construction in Denton County, Texas. Noble consists of 275 megawatts (MW) of solar and 125 megawatt hours (MWh) of battery storage. The Home Depot and NRG have each executed individual 100 MW solar PPAs, and The Hershey Company has contracted for a 50 MW solar PPA.

Reflecting on Women's History Month at Hershey

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When I joined The Hershey Company as an Associate Brand Manager in 2019, I knew I wanted to impact both the business and the people. I was a freshly-MBAed marketer with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) on her mind. Within six months, I threw myself into two things that fill my energy tank to the brim: recruiting and empowering women through joining the recruitment team and Women's Business Resource Group (WBRG).

A Hershey Food Scientist on Being a Foodie, Creating Candy and on Representation in the Food Industry

Written by Daniele Bwamba, Research Scientist
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I have always been fascinated by food. Smells, textures, and of course, tastes. I would consider myself a lifelong foodie! My relationship with food changed after reading the acclaimed novel “Fast Food Nation” for AP English in high school. I quickly began to care less about how my food tasted, and more about what my food was made of and where it came from. The horrors that were revealed about the fast-food industry in the novel moved me to become increasingly interested in nutrition.

Making Commitments Are 'Easy,' Delivering Is Where the Real Work Begins

JEFF KING, Senior Director, Global Sustainability and Social Impact
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Companies compete for mindshare all the time; who has the best Superbowl ad?; can you be pulled away from your social media for a quick five seconds?; and yes, companies even want to talk about the great sustainability work that they do to ensure they are recognized for doing the right thing and making a difference. 

Human Rights: A Year of Challenges, Progress and More Work to Do

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At the center of our human rights policy is a belief in the principles of equality, equity and non-discrimination and a commitment to treating all individuals with respect, dignity and kindness. On Human Rights Day we want to take a moment to look back at the progress we’ve made in 2020 and what’s to come in the year ahead. 

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