Human Rights: Working Across Hershey's Value Chain to Support the People Behind Our Products

by Whitney Mayer, Senior Manager, ESG & Human Rights
Dec 28, 2021 10:40 AM ET
Summary: 

In 2021, we continued to work diligently to uphold and advance essential human rights across our value chain through furthering progress on cocoa, promoting human rights within and beyond our four walls and collaborating with industry partners to advance our living wage and income agendas.

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For more than 125 years, The Hershey Company has operated with the foundational understanding that the many people around the world who help bring our iconic products to market are central to our success. As such, we have the responsibility to support initiatives that work to ensure everyone in our value chain can exercise fundamental human rights.

In another year filled with its own unique challenges, we continued to work diligently to uphold and advance essential human rights across our value chain. With the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating inequalities, the impact of climate change becoming more visible, and the various economic implications of both, our commitment to human rights is unwavering. We are committed to delivering on the goals we set, driving our human rights agenda forward and collaborating with key stakeholders to advance positive change.

Continue reading to hear about Hershey's progress in the following areas:

  • Furthering Progress on Cocoa
  • Promoting Human Rights Within & Beyond Our Four Walls
  • Collaborating with Industry Partners to Advance our Living Wage & Income Agendas