Hershey Expands Learn to Grow Program in Ivory Coast to Benefit 10,000 Cocoa Farmers and Improved Communities

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  • Partnership with Cargill will increase community impact and enable comprehensive farmer training and community support to accelerate the supply of Hershey certified cocoa
  • Hershey 21st Century Cocoa Strategy on track to benefit 50,000 farmers in Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria by 2018

Hershey Joins With World’s Largest Cocoa and Chocolate Companies in CocoaAction Initiative

Strategy creates unprecedented alignment among the cocoa and chocolate companies to coordinate cocoa sustainability efforts. Program goals complement existing Hershey cocoa sustainability programs.
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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 Learn To Grow Program Improves Farmer Livelihoods, Expands Supply Of Certified Cocoa

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  • 1,465 Trained Farmers Now Growing UTZ Certified Cocoa
  • 33 Percent of Program Farmers are Women
  • Launching Phase II to Expand Program to 21,000 Farmers
  • GPS Farm Mapping and CocoaLink Mobile Phone Programs Improve Farmer Yields   

Hershey’s Third CSR Report Reveals Company Ahead of Schedule for Goals

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  • Company completes 60 percent of its long-range CSR goals; sets new environmental sustainability targets
  • Company unveils its ‘Shared  Goodness’ CSR strategy and framework

Hershey's Miniatures Packaging: Bold and Sustainable

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.

USA Track & Field Announces Partnership with Hershey Through 2020

Partnership expands opportunities to give kids the fundamentals
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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.

Three-Year Study Concludes that CocoaLink “Significantly Improved the Livelihoods” of Ghanaian Cocoa Farmers

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  • Hershey-sponsored program registered 45,000 Ghanaian cocoa farmers in 1,800 communities; farmers used 1.2 million free local language texts to modernize their farming practices
  • Farmers in CocoaLink communities increased their yields by 45.6% in three years
  • “I made many improvements on my farm and I am growing more cocoa today than before I started with CocoaLink,”  Ghana farmer, Central Ghana

Hershey Exceeds Environmental Goals Two Years Early

Zero-Waste-to-Landfill and Water Consumption Goals Achieved
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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.

Hershey Exceeds 2013 Certified Cocoa Goal

18 percent of all cocoa sourced globally in 2013 was certified compared to goal of 10 percent
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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.

Hershey to Purchase 100% Traceable and Sustainably Sourced Palm Oil

Company will achieve 100% mass balanced RSPO certified palm oil starting January 1, 2014, one year ahead of schedule.
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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.   


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