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Simple Ingredients, Easy-to-Access Information

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In 2015, we announced our commitment to use simpler, more familiar ingredients and began delivering on that promise with the launch of our new Brookside Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bars and the reformulation of our iconic Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolates and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, which now contain no artificial flavors but have the same delicious taste—and a simpler label. Making these fundamental changes is a complex endeavor and will occur over a number of years as we continue to evaluate alternate ingredients and adapt those recipes where it is possible.

SmartLabel: True Transparency for Consumer Products

By Deborah Arcoleo, Director Product Transparency, The Hershey Company

Hershey’s 2015 CSR Report was released on June 9, and I encourage everyone interested in Hershey and our sustainability work to download and read it.  The progress we have made as a company and the positive impact we are having on the world is truly inspiring. 

The Goodness We Share

By Kevin Walling, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Hershey Company

At Hershey, we are a snacking and confection leader, focused on growth, committed to helping the communities in which we work and do business prosper. In HR, we’re working hard to develop a remarkable workforce and a compelling workplace. On June 9, we published our latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report and I find myself feeling a renewed sense of pride for all the great things our 21,000 employees at Hershey have accomplished.

The Hershey Company Sets Ambitious Goals to Address Priority Issues

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In late 2015, the Hershey Company announced ambitious new goals to significantly reduce our environmental impact, increase our purchase of responsibly sourced ingredients and become a recognized leader in employee diversity.

Learn about these goals and more in the latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report.

Great CSR Takes the Whole Organization

by Jeff King, Sr. Director, Sustainability, CSR and Social Innovation, The Hershey Company


When I joined the CSR team at Hershey, I set out to answer the question, “What does it take to get great CSR work done?” I read articles. I looked at benchmarks. All of the first steps you take when assuming a new role. Nine months in, I’m convinced it takes a clear direction, supported by a committed organization and great people.

Hershey Shares Progress on Social Responsibility Commitments

Fifth CSR Report Showcases Strides in Responsible Sourcing, Transparency and Nourishing Minds Program
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Hershey, Pa., June 9 2016 /3BL Media/ — The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today issued its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report – titled “Shared Goodness” – showcasing progress made in 2015 against a variety of priority issues. Building on 2014, Hershey made continued progress through a range of efforts supporting the company’s commitment to responsible sourcing, ingredient transparency, simple ingredients and environmental sustainability. Additionally, 2015 marked the launch of Hershey’s Nourishing Minds program, the company’s global shared social purpose.

Hershey Expands Sustainable Sourcing Efforts with New Deforestation Commitments

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  • 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
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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
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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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