Strategy creates unprecedented alignment among the cocoa and chocolate companies to coordinate cocoa sustainability efforts. Program goals complement existing Hershey cocoa sustainability programs.
HERSHEY, Pa., May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced today that it will be a founding member of CocoaAction, a new strategy to align the cocoa sustainability efforts of the world’s largest cocoa and chocolate companies. CocoaAction creates a new level of coordination and commitment by the leading global cocoa and chocolate companies and governments to promote cocoa sustainability in West Africa.
Hershey makes packaging change and saves 271,800 pounds of paper and aluminum
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New, contemporary packaging for Hershey's Miniatures Assortment officially hit retail shelves this week. Behind the bold design are sustainable packaging practices. Each wrapper underwent a weight reduction...0.05 grams per wrapper was removed. Although it was a small change, in just one year that equated to more than 271,800 pounds of wrappers saved. Over the last five years, Hershey has had more than 175 packaging sustainability projects across three countries that have saved 14 million pounds of packaging sustainability goals.
Partnership expands opportunities to give kids the fundamentals
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — USA Track & Field (USATF) and The Hershey Company today announced the launch of a national youth activity initiative as part of a new, seven-year partnership that features “Run Jump Throw,”an educational and learning program developed by USATF and Hershey.
Zero-Waste-to-Landfill and Water Consumption Goals Achieved
HERSHEY, Pa., March 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced it has exceeded three of its key environmental sustainability goals set in 2012. Hershey has surpassed its water consumption target three years early and its zero waste to landfill (ZWL) and recycling targets two years early.
18 percent of all cocoa sourced globally in 2013 was certified compared to goal of 10 percent
HERSHEY, Pa., January 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced that 18 percent of all the cocoa the company sourced globally in 2013 was certified, nearly double the company’s original 2013 goal of 10 percent. With nearly one-fifth of cocoa sourced through sustainable practices, Hershey is on track to meet its goal of sourcing 100 percent certified cocoa by 2020.
Company will achieve 100% mass balanced RSPO certified palm oil starting January 1, 2014, one year ahead of schedule.
HERSHEY, Pa., December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ — In addition to achieving its commitment to source 100 percent mass balanced RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified palm oil more than a year ahead of its original 2015 commitment, the Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced today it will also work with its suppliers to achieve 100 percent traceable and sustainably sourced palm oil by the end of 2014.