Hershey joins world's leading companies for top-tier economic, environmental and social performance
HERSHEY, Pa., October 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced that it has been selected to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Index.
Hershey is one of only 13 companies from the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Industry in the World Index and ranked in at least the 90th percentile in each of the three categories of Economic, Environmental and Social criteria. This is the second year in a row Hershey has been included in the North America Index and the first year Hershey has been named to the World Index.
Hershey funds cocoa infrastructure for indigenous community
HERSHEY, Pa., August 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ — In 2008, The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) was introduced to a village of indigenous people tucked deep in the mountains of the Junín region of Peru. This village was using cocoa farming to rebuild its community following years of devastation by guerilla warfare. Hershey decided to support the community – San Juan de Cheni. The company committed to help fund the infrastructure needed for the village to be successful in cocoa farming and to buy cocoa grown in this area.
Scorecard provides updates on achievements for a range of CSR programs
HERSHEY, Pa., April 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ ─ The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today issued its CSR Scorecard, providing progress on a range of sustainability programs and new initiatives. The scorecard shows substantial progress and achievements since the company issued its last full CSR Report on April 30, 2012.