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The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.

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Google, BMW, Disney, Microsoft Once Again Top List of Best CSR Reputations
Google, BMW, Disney, Microsoft Once Again Top List of Best CSR Reputations

5 years ago - Reputation Institute has released its annual Global CSR RepTrak® 100, which highlights the companies that have the best reputations for corporate social responsibility (CSR) among the general public in 15 countries. Google tops the ranking for the second year in a row, with a significant lead over all other companies in the ranking.

The Results Are In: The 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The Results Are In: The 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

5 years ago - It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing, today announced the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (“DJSI”) review.The components list for the DJSI will be published on the Sustainability Indices website on Monday, September 14, 2015. All changes are effective on Monday, September 21, 2015.

NGOs React to Reports Revealing Modern-Day Slavery in Palm Oil, Seafood Industries
NGOs React to Reports Revealing Modern-Day Slavery in Palm Oil, Seafood Industries

5 years ago - Today, the US Department of State released its 2015 Global Trafficking in Persons Report, which places countries onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their efforts to comply with “minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.” This year’s report maintained Thailand’s Tier 3 designation, its lowest ranking.Greenpeace, which earlier this month released the ninth edition of its Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report ranking 25 leading supermarkets on the sustainability of their seafood procurement, had this to say:

Consumer Goods Industry Commits to Halving Its Food Waste Globally by 2025
Consumer Goods Industry Commits to Halving Its Food Waste Globally by 2025

5 years ago - Last week, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) — whose membership includes hundreds of consumer brands from a range of industries around the world, including food giants Campbell Soup, Clif Bar, Hershey, Mars and Procter & Gamble — announced a new resolution to mitigate the roughly 40 percent of food wasted globally by agreeing to halve food waste within the operations of its 400 retailer and manufacturer members by 2025, and to support wider U

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Hershey to Help Provide Basic Nutrition to 50,000 School Children in Ghana with New 'Energize Learning' Program
Hershey to Help Provide Basic Nutrition to 50,000 School Children in Ghana with New 'Energize Learning' Program

5 years ago - HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 23, 2015-- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced an innovative partnership with the Ghana School Feeding Programme and Project Peanut Butter to provide supplemental nutrition to school children in Ghana.

Hershey Fights Malnutrition in Ghana with ‘Energize Learning’ Program, Aims to Reach 50,000 Children
Hershey Fights Malnutrition in Ghana with ‘Energize Learning’ Program, Aims to Reach 50,000 Children

5 years ago - The Hershey Company today announced a partnership that will support its campaign to fight malnutrition in Ghana. As part of its Energize Learning program, the company is teaming up with the Ghana School Feeding Programme and current partner Project Peanut Butter to distribute a peanut-based protein supplement called Vivi to schoolchildren. The program aims to reach 50,000 children by 2016, and eventually expand to serve all children in Ghana’s school feeding program.

Hershey Named a Top 10 Green Company in the U.S.
Hershey Named a Top 10 Green Company in the U.S.

5 years ago - 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.

Panera Bread Publishes List of Unacceptable Ingredients to Be Removed from Food Menus by 2016
Panera Bread Publishes List of Unacceptable Ingredients to Be Removed from Food Menus by 2016

5 years ago - Today, Panera Bread shared its progress in removing a host of what the company deems “unacceptable” ingredients. Panera has committed to remove artificial additives and published a No No List of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives that the Company has eliminated or intends to remove from its U.S. Panera Bread® and St. Louis Bread Co.® bakery-café food menus by the end of 2016. This move makes Panera Bread the first national restaurant company in the U.S. to publicly share a comprehensive list of ingredients that will be removed from or will never appear in its menu items.

Hershey Highlights Progress Towards Sustainable Sourcing & Environmental Goals
Hershey Highlights Progress Towards Sustainable Sourcing & Environmental Goals

5 years ago - Hershey achieved 30 percent use of certified cocoa in 2014, putting the company ahead of schedule to hit its 2015 goal of 50 percent, according to Hershey’s 2014 Sustainability Report.The company has pledged to use 100 percent certified and sustainable cocoa in all chocolate products by 2020.

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Hershey Highlights Progress in Fourth CSR Report
Hershey Highlights Progress in Fourth CSR Report

5 years ago - The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) has issued its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, highlighting advances made during the past year against wide-ranging CSR goals. In particular, Hershey made continued progress through initiatives and programs supporting the company’s work in responsible sourcing, environmental sustainability, ingredient transparency and simple ingredients.

Hasbro Ranks #2 in 2015 “100 Best Corporate Citizens List”
Hasbro Ranks #2 in 2015 “100 Best Corporate Citizens List”

5 years ago - Pawtucket, R.I., April 20, 2015 -- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced today that it has been named as the second most transparent and responsible company in the U.S., according to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2015.This is the second time that Hasbro has ranked in the Top 10 and the fourth consecutive year that the Company has ranked in the Top 25.The Company ranked #2 this year, rising 20 spots, in recognition of its stellar performance in seven key areas: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy.

Hershey Will Source Enough Sustainable Cocoa For Bars, Kisses and Kit Kats By 2016
Hershey Will Source Enough Sustainable Cocoa For Bars, Kisses and Kit Kats By 2016

5 years ago - The Hershey Company announced on Tuesday that it will source enough certified and sustainable cocoa in 2016 to surpass the amount of cocoa required for the global production of four of its most popular chocolate brands: Hershey's, Kisses, Kit Kat and BrooksideThe chocolate company also has pledged that it will source enough certified and sustainable cocoa to add the global Reese’s brand and others to these first four brands in 2017.Reaching this responsible sourcing milestone was possible due to progress in sourcing cocoa from certified and sustainable cocoa farms, Hershey says.

Hershey and IOI Loders Croklaan Helping to Foster Gender Equality for Ghanaian Women in the Shea Industry
Hershey and IOI Loders Croklaan Helping to Foster Gender Equality for Ghanaian Women in the Shea Industry

5 years ago - New warehouses to provide 900 women access to higher market prices for their shea HERSHEY, Pa., Mar 25, 2015  -- The Hershey Company HSY, +0.99% announced today its partnership with IOI Loders Croklaan, a global shea butter supplier, to fund the construction of three warehouses in Northern Ghana that will impro

Hershey Named as One of the World's Most Ethical Companies
Hershey Named as One of the World's Most Ethical Companies

5 years ago - HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced today that it has been recognized as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute.

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Hershey Promises GMO-Free Kisses by the End of the Year
Hershey Promises GMO-Free Kisses by the End of the Year

5 years ago - U.S. chocolate giant Hershey has announced that it “will transition some of its most popular chocolate brands, including Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars to simpler ingredients." The shift comes in response to tens of thousands of Facebook posts, emails and telephone calls from consumers who took part in a recent campaign spearheaded by GMO Inside, calling on Hershey's to move to non-GMO ingredients.Hershey's confirmed that as part of its commitment to simpler ingredients, its two iconic products, Hershey's Kisses and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars, will be non-GMO by the end of the year.In their recent statement, Hershey’s outlines three key principles for moving forward:

Hershey Exceeds Sustainable Cocoa Goals in 2014, Sets New Targets
Hershey Exceeds Sustainable Cocoa Goals in 2014, Sets New Targets

6 years ago - The Hershey Company has announced that 30 percent of its globally sourced cocoa was independently certified and verified in 2014—this reflects an accelerated pace for achieving its goal of sourcing 100 percent of its cocoa supply from certified and sustainable cocoa farms by 2020.The announcement follows the company’s 2013 achievement of sourcing 18 percent certified cocoa globally, nearly double its original goal of 10 percent for the first year of its 2020 commitment.Following this accelerated progress, Hershey also announced a new target to source at least 50 percent certified cocoa by the end of 2015, reaching its 2016 goal of 40 and 50 percent one year ahead of schedule.

Project Peanut Butter Now Producing Life-Saving Therapeutic Food in Ghana, with a Little Help from Hershey
Project Peanut Butter Now Producing Life-Saving Therapeutic Food in Ghana, with a Little Help from Hershey

6 years ago - The Hershey Company, in partnership with Project Peanut Butter (PPB) — a project aimed at ending child malnutrition across sub-Saharan Africa — has announced that the Project’s newest manufacturing facility (in Kumasi, Ghana) is now beginning full operation. Thanks to a nearly $1 million investment from Hershey, the new plant will produce PPB’s peanut-based Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs), which the organization calls the world’s most effective treatment for severe childhood malnutrition.

Hershey Updates Palm Oil Policy to Address Stakeholder Concerns
Hershey Updates Palm Oil Policy to Address Stakeholder Concerns

6 years ago - The Hershey Company has announced a new palm oil sourcing policy that updates and strengthens its commitment to source 100 percent traceable and responsible palm oil, a commitment the company announced in December 2013.The comprehensive sourcing policy details the requirements to which all suppliers in the company’s palm oil supply chain will be held accountable. In addition to provisions that protect against deforestation, preserve native species’ habitats and protect the environment, the new sourcing policy also provides details on labor and human rights protections and the inclusion of smallholder palm farmers in the supply chain.

Hershey Expands Program to Benefit 10,000 Cocoa Farmers in Ivory Coast
Hershey Expands Program to Benefit 10,000 Cocoa Farmers in Ivory Coast

6 years ago - Hershey has announced a new three-year program expanding its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa producing country.In partnership with cocoa supplier Cargill, Hershey Learn to Grow Ivory Coast encompasses seven farmer cooperatives and includes investments in educational infrastructure and teacher housing. Some 10,000 cocoa farmers will be trained in agricultural and social practices that are independently audited and certified against the UTZ Certified standard. Ultimately, this is expected to help increase how much farmers receive for their cocoa.

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Hershey Reduces Paper and Energy Waste With Packaging Innovation
Hershey Reduces Paper and Energy Waste With Packaging Innovation

6 years ago - Hershey has unveiled a new packaging design for its Miniatures Assortment, which offers a more attractive presentation while also reducing wrapper weight by 0.05 grams — equivalent to over 271,800 pounds of wrappers saved every year.Overall, the redesign will help Hershey to reduce its paper use and save 1,957 trees annually, the company says. The reduction in aluminum use and the energy needed to produce it is equivalent to turning off the electricity for one year in 56 homes.Hershey says it has implemented more than 175 packaging sustainability projects across three countries that have saved 14 million pounds of packaging material over the past five years.

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