Hershey: CSR & Sustainability News

The Hershey Company, known until April 2005 as the Hershey Foods Corporation and commonly called Hershey’s, is the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America. The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing various chocolate and confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products worldwide. The company was founded in 1893 and is based in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Hershey Pledges Improvement on Cacao, Palm Oil and Animal Welfare

Hershey's most recent corporate social responsibility report insists the company is ramping up efforts improving its record on cacao sourcing, palm oil procurement…

Food Companies Sign Up for Protein Challenge 2040

The United Kingdom-based NGO Forum for the Future recently launched the Protein Challenge 2040, a coalition that aims to bring together the global…

Newsweek Ranks Environmental Performance of Top 500 Corporations

The 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings evaluates the environmental and social performance of the largest publicly listed U.S. and global corporations based on eight…

Lead and Cadmium Found in Popular Chocolate Candies

The nonprofit foundation As You Sow tested 42 chocolate products for lead and cadmium, and found that 26 of them (62 percent) have…

Hershey Sweetens Up Its Palm Oil Sourcing Policy

Hershey announces its own standards on sustainable palm oil sourcing, with an increased focus on traceability.

Hershey Expands Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmer Program

Earlier this month, the Hershey Co. announced the expansion of its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in the Ivory Coast. The company…

3p Weekend: 10 Companies Committed to Sustainable Palm Oil

As consumers become more aware of palm oil-related deforestation, a select few companies are leading the charge and making bold commitments to sustainable…

Hershey Exceeds 2013 Goal for Certified Cocoa

The Hershey Company announced this week that it exceeded its goal for sourcing certified cocoa.

Nestlé CRUNCH Bars to be Made from Certified Cocoa

Nestlé CRUNCH bars, the company's 75-year-old flagship brand, will be made entirely from ethically certified cocoa beans by the end of 2013.

Mars Shares the Latest Innovation in CSR Reporting: A Facebook App

Mars is the first company to launch CSR report in a Facebook Reader, enabling Facebook users to easily read and share the highlights…

Scharffen Berger Booted Out of Whole Foods Over Child Labor Concerns

Whole Foods announced that it was removing Scharffen Berger chocolate from its stores’ shelves because of doubts over Hershey's child labor issues.

Hershey’s Commits to 100% Certified Cocoa By 2020

The Hershey Company announced on October 3, 2012 that 100 percent of its cocoa will be from certified sources by 2020. There's just…

Why Whole Foods Doesn’t Ask Hershey’s to Raise the Bar on Child Labor

The answer might be found in the concept that the company's CEO believes in - conscious capitalism.

Grocers Demand Hershey Ethically Source Cocoa

If a group of 41 consumer-owned grocer cooperatives and natural food retailers operating 62 stores have their way, the largest chocolate company in…

Hershey’s Sweetens Stakeholder Engagement

Hershey’s is getting with the program, and its most recent CSR report is a step in the right direction on responsible sourcing and…