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Dove, Nike, Hershey’s Among Millennials’, Gen Z’s Most Trusted Brands
Dove, Nike, Hershey’s Among Millennials’, Gen Z’s Most Trusted Brands

6 months ago - The erosion of trust among consumers – and especially young consumers bucketed as Millennials or Gen Z – is top-of-mind for brands fighting for brand loyalty in a world with the highest youth population in history.

Hershey Releases 2017 CSR Report, Unveils SDG-Aligned CSR Strategy
Hershey Releases 2017 CSR Report, Unveils SDG-Aligned CSR Strategy

7 months ago - Today, along with the release of its 2017 Shared Goodness Corporate Social Responsibility report, The Hershey Company unveiled Shared Goodness Promise, a new CSR strategy aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and centered around investments, collaborative programs and sustainable business practices aimed at making a positive difference in peoples’ lives.

Hershey Using ‘Cocoa for Good,’ Investing $500M to Support Farming Communities
Hershey Using ‘Cocoa for Good,’ Investing $500M to Support Farming Communities

9 months ago - The Hershey Company has announced a new comprehensive strategy for cocoa sustainability with an emphasis on addressing pressing issues facing cocoa-growing communities such as poverty, poor nutrition, at-risk youth, and vulnerable ecosystems. Cocoa For Good will involve collaborative programs, partnerships, and a half-a-billion dollars in investments by 2030.

The Hershey Company Commits To Protect Forests In Cocoa-growing Regions
The Hershey Company Commits To Protect Forests In Cocoa-growing Regions

11 months ago - The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced today it has made a commitment to no new deforestation in its global cocoa supply chain. This commitment is aimed at stopping ongoing deforestation and protecting forests in the cocoa-growing regions where the company sources its cocoa. The commitment includes two fundamental components:

Newsweek Names L’Oréal, Unilever, CVS 2017's Top Corporate Sustainability Performers
Newsweek Names L’Oréal, Unilever, CVS 2017's Top Corporate Sustainability Performers

1 year ago - Newsweek has released the results of its 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, an annual assessment of the sustainability performance of the largest publicly-traded companies in the US and the world by revenue. This year, beauty giant L’Oréal came out on top, ranking as the top-performing global company and best performing personal products company.

Cocoa Industry, Governments Unveil Frameworks for Action on Deforestation
Cocoa Industry, Governments Unveil Frameworks for Action on Deforestation

1 year ago - At COP23, the largest cocoa-producing countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, announced far-reaching frameworks for action with leading chocolate and cocoa companies, including Cargill, General Mills, Hershey, Mars, Mondelēz International and Nestlé, to end deforestation and restore forest areas.

Trending: Sainsbury's, Hershey Look to Packaging to Unpack a Sustainable Future
Trending: Sainsbury's, Hershey Look to Packaging to Unpack a Sustainable Future

1 year ago - Packaging innovation offers an important tool to help companies achieve their sustainability goals. Two recent advances could hold promise for tackling food waste, reducing CO2 emissions and reliance on virgin materials. UK grocer Sainsbury’s is pushing the envelope on packaging to kick food waste to the curb. The company is rolling out a new “smart” packaging label on its own-brand ham that signals to consumers when the product is about to expire.

Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Named Among Top 50 Community-Minded Companies
Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Named Among Top 50 Community-Minded Companies

1 year ago - The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year. Civic 50 companies are putting communities at the center of change to create more enduring and sustainable business models. The Civic 50 winners included several SB Corporate Members this year. The list included:

Latest Hershey CSR Report Highlights Shared Goodness Promise With Progress in Social, Environmental And Workplace Programs
Latest Hershey CSR Report Highlights Shared Goodness Promise With Progress in Social, Environmental And Workplace Programs

1 year ago - The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) issued its latest annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, outlining progress made during 2016 toward the company's commitment to "Shared Goodness." Hershey continues to demonstrate its corporate responsibility leadership by improving its environmental sustainability, strengthening local communities, prov

Hershey Traces It Back with New SourceMap Transparency Tool
Hershey Traces It Back with New SourceMap Transparency Tool

1 year ago - As consumers increasingly demand to know more about their food, transparency is becoming a top priority for brands. Providing information not only about ingredients, but where and how ingredients are produced is becoming common practice — and those who abstain from such actions are at risk of falling behind.

WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Kick Off Pilot to Curb Hotel Food Waste
WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Kick Off Pilot to Curb Hotel Food Waste

1 year ago - Food waste is increasingly garnering attention from governments, businesses and private individuals as its impact on both environmental health, food security as well as bottom lines — companies that invest in reducing food waste can expect a 14:1 ROI — are increasingly researched and understood.

Cocoa Giants Cargill, Nestlé, Mars Join Forces to Put an End to Deforestation
Cocoa Giants Cargill, Nestlé, Mars Join Forces to Put an End to Deforestation

1 year ago - Twelve of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies have agreed to collectively work towards ending deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The agreement commits the participating companies to develop and present a joint public-private framework of action to address deforestation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) meeting in Bonn, Germany in November 2017.

KnowTheChain Taking Food, Beverage Brands to Task for Failing to Address Forced Labor Risks
KnowTheChain Taking Food, Beverage Brands to Task for Failing to Address Forced Labor Risks

2 years ago - Every day we eat and drink products tainted by forced labor, a new report has found. Agricultural workers in particular, including migrants and women, are some of the poorest paid and most exploited workers in the world. Many work in harsh conditions on isolated farms, where employers can have complete control. According to KnowTheChain’s latest industry benchmark, the 20 largest global food and beverage companies are failing to address these risks, with an average company score of 30 out of a possible 100.

How Hershey Plans to Nourish a Million Children's Minds by 2020
How Hershey Plans to Nourish a Million Children's Minds by 2020

2 years ago - News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world's biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship – in an era when the private sector is increasingly expected to play a positive role in improving our lives and societies. This is the 3rd article in the series.

More, Better, Responsible Food: The Value of Sustainable Agriculture to Investors
More, Better, Responsible Food: The Value of Sustainable Agriculture to Investors

2 years ago - The food industry widely recognizes a looming mountain it must climb: By 2050, the world population will grow by more than 2 billion, which will require upward of a 70 percent increase in food production. Along with this rise in demand, companies in the food supply chain face increasing scrutiny on the environmental and social impacts of farm operations. Here’s the fundamental challenge: increasing production while preempting regulations and minimizing environmental impact.

Doing Well by Doing Good is A Lot More Than the Bottom Line
Doing Well by Doing Good is A Lot More Than the Bottom Line

2 years ago - 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? Pay and benefits are important, of course, but another choice is “do I identify with the values of the company?” Company values were a big determinant for why I came to Hershey and I know for many people I work with, it was important to them as well.

SB Corporate Members amongst the Most Community-Minded Companies on 2016 Civic 50 List
SB Corporate Members amongst the Most Community-Minded Companies on 2016 Civic 50 List

2 years ago - America’s largest corporations are increasingly turning good intentions into sound business practices. That’s the promising bottom-line from an analysis of the 2016 Civic 50, the annual Points of Light initiative that recognizes and honors the 50 most community-minded companies in America.  In the continuing shift to go beyond checkbook philanthropy, this year’s Civic 50 honorees affirm the trend that companies are supporting community engagement through policies, core business functions, and incentives that indicate sustainable long-term commitment to addressing community challenges.

Hershey Shares Progress on Social Responsibility Commitments
Hershey Shares Progress on Social Responsibility Commitments

2 years ago - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) issued its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report – titled “Shared Goodness” – on June 9, 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. The innovative program provides children in need with the basic nutrition they need to learn and allows Hershey to help address this critical issue with its deep expertise in food production.

How Ford, MillerCoors, Hershey Are Helping Suppliers Innovate for Sustainability
How Ford, MillerCoors, Hershey Are Helping Suppliers Innovate for Sustainability

2 years ago - In this Tuesday afternoon panel, representatives from Ford, MillerCoors and Hershey described how their companies are leveraging a variety of partnerships to innovate for sustainability across their global supply chains. In 2014, Ford launched its innovative Partnership for a Cleaner Environment (PACE) program, which focuses on collaborating with suppliers to reach the company’s aggressive environmental targets.

Hershey, Lindt, Mars, Nestlé Join New Program to Help Cocoa Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
Hershey, Lindt, Mars, Nestlé Join New Program to Help Cocoa Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

2 years ago - Cacao beans grow best in the places where chocolate would melt in your hands, but over the next several decades, many of those environments may grow warmer, drier, and less suitable for its cultivation. While cacao can be grown in warmer places than coffee, cacao thrives in humid environments. As temperatures rise, so will evaporation, and projections suggest that there will not be enough increased rainfall to offset the moisture loss.

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