Joining Forces to Protect Human Rights

by Allison Arbib

In a range of human rights and labor rights due diligence frameworks -- the UN Guiding Principles, the United States Department of Labor Comply Chain, the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct -- as well as resources like the Responsible Sourcing Tool, companies are urge

Cocoa For Good


Why it matters

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.

The Heartwarming Project: Why It Matters


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.

4 Ways Collaboration Can Get Companies on CDP’s "A List"


Last week, CDP recognized companies for leading on climate change. Around 127 brands received an “A” grade – 2% of reporting companies – while the others were stamped with B’s, C’s and D’s.

We should certainly celebrate the companies that made it to the A List. These companies have proven leadership in corporate climate action and should be recognized.

But if we neglect the B’s, C’s and D’s, we all lose.

What We’re Made Of: Our Progress on Using Simple Ingredients, Transparency and Responsible Sourcing

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.

11th Annual CECP Board of Boards Convening of CEOs

Address Societal Challenges, Deepen Connections to Strategic Investor Community, Build the Business for the Future
Press Release

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.

Hershey Expands Sustainable Sourcing Efforts with New Deforestation Commitments

Press Release
  • New Pulp and Paper Policy expands commitment to help prevent 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 Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain to Support Basic Nutrition for Children in Ghana

Hershey commits to 100% local sourcing of peanuts for Vivi school nutrition program by 2018
Press Release

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.

Hershey Named a Top 10 Green Company in the U.S.

Newsweek's Green Rankings names Hershey No. 6 in the country
Press Release

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.


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