Every day millions of farmers in West Africa support their families and communities by growing the cocoa that goes into delicious Hershey products. They are the people behind some of our most iconic treats, so we want to help them overcome the biggest issues they face. And the pressure isn’t just on people—farming is placing strain on local environments where cocoa is grown.
Since 1894, our products and people have helped create little moments of goodness for our consumers—and while these moments are small, they can warm hearts and create lasting memories. Whether sharing a snack, a smile, or even a wave to join the lunch table, such everyday actions can make a big difference, particularly for young people across the U.S., who report increasing levels of loneliness and isolation.
By Michele Buck, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Hershey Company
At Hershey, we take pride in listening to our consumers to better understand what they expect from our company and our products. People all over the world are progressively becoming more interested in the ingredients and sourcing of their foods. That’s why we made a commitment in February 2015 to transition products across our portfolio to simple ingredients and continue our work with transparency - sharing information about what’s in our products and strengthening our responsible sourcing programs.
Address Societal Challenges, Deepen Connections to Strategic Investor Community, Build the Business for the Future
New York, January 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Fifty CEOs of the world’s largest companies will convene at CECP’s 11th annual Board of Boards: Competing for the Long Run, February 29, 2016 in New York, NY. A Forbes-named top three “power player” event for CEOs, the Board of Boards is a closed-door, CEO-to-CEO forum on the case for thinking long-term about business and societal strategies.
New Pulp and Paper Policy expands commitment tohelpprevent deforestation
Palm Oil Tracing Update: Tracing to mills nearly complete and mapping to plantations ahead of schedule
HERSHEY, Pa., December 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today made new commitments to help prevent deforestation in its supply chain by launching a comprehensive Pulp and Paper Policy and announcing an update on its efforts to trace its global palm oil supply chain.
Hershey commits to 100% local sourcing of peanuts for Vivi school nutrition program by 2018
September 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced a new Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to train 7,500 farmers in Ghana on improved agronomic practices, empowering them to supply local commercial markets with safe and high-quality peanuts to produce Vivi, a vitamin and mineral-fortified nutritional supplement distributed to school children in Ghana. Hershey commits to 100% local sourcing of peanuts for its production of Vivi by 2018.
Newsweek's Green Rankings names Hershey No. 6 in the country
HERSHEY, Pa., June 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) was recognized for its continuing commitment to environmental stewardship in Newsweek’s 2015 Green Rankings. Out of the top 500 U.S. companies named, Hershey placed No. 6, moving up 40 spots from last year’s ranking.