By Scott Rownd, Manager of Responsible Sourcing at The Hershey Company
In my own life I must admit that I am a frequent user of analogies. I believe they help me describe situations in greater detail and relate the struggles, challenges and triumphs of one journey to another. So as I was lying in bed thinking about this blog post, and how to describe Hershey’s journey in the palm oil sustainability space, I couldn’t resist comparing our work to hiking up a mountain.
By Alicia Petross, Senior Director Global Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, and Engagement at The Hershey Company
It’s easy for an organization to say they want a more diverse and inclusive workplace, but what does that actually mean and why does it matter? Some might say it’s about having a workforce that encompasses individuals of different backgrounds and experiences; some might say that diversity of thoughts and ideas help to build a more collaborative work environment. Others might say that it’s important for a company’s workforce to reflect the customers and communities that support their business.
By Jeff King, Senior Director Sustainability and CSR, The Hershey Company
We make choices every day. Hit the snooze again, what do I wear today, where do I eat lunch, latte or cappuccino, paper or plastic? And so on and so on. We probably make thousands of choices every day. The same thing happens when we think about choosing where we work, what kind of work will I do, where do I want to live and is the company located there?
Multiple Accolades Underscore Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
HERSHEY, Pa., July 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ -The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) was recognized recently with multiple accolades from DiversityInc, and the National Organization on Disability for its continued commitment to diversity and inclusion. Earlier this year the company received a 100% rating on The Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. These accolades underscore The Hershey Company’s efforts to foster a workforce that reflects different perspectives and celebrates input from people of different backgrounds and experiences.
Hershey’s transition to simple ingredients is anything but simple
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Hershey’s transition to simple ingredients is anything but simple — so who better to explain some of the complexities than Jim St. John? As our master chocolatier, Jim knows a thing or two about the ingredients in the classic HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Bar.
By helping cocoa farmers stay up to date on the latest agricultural practices and providing more opportunities for education in the communities they live in, we are working to ensure a sustainable supply of certified cocoa. We rely on farmers in cocoa-growing regions throughout West Africa to produce the high-quality cocoa beans we use to make our delicious chocolate. We are committed to improving the livelihoods of these cocoa farmers, while protecting the environment and ensuring there is a sustainable supply of cocoa now and far into the future.