Progress Against Our Priority Goals

Hershey has set and is working toward several ambitious goals designed to help us create positive change across global environmental and social areas, supported by robust governance. We publicly track and report our progress to stay transparent and accountable.

COCOA

Goals

Target Year

Progress
(as of Dec. 31, 2021)

100% independently verified cocoa

2020

Achieved

100%

100% sourcing visibility of Hershey’s cocoa volume in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

2025

On Track

68%

100% of farmers producing Hershey’s cocoa volume in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana are polygon mapped by our suppliers to improve traceability and monitor deforestation1

2025

On Track

46%

100% of farmers producing Hershey’s cocoa volume in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana are covered by Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation Systems (CLMRS) to prevent, monitor and remediate child labor2

2025

On Track

62%

1Beginning in 2021, to be considered polygon mapped, all farm plots managed by the farmer must be mapped, as defined by the World Cocoa Foundation. Previously, a farmer was considered polygon mapped if at least one plot of land was mapped.
2 This refers to households covered by CLMRS.

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Goals

Target Year

Progress
(as of Dec. 31, 2021)

100% of priority ingredients and materials to be responsibly and sustainably sourced (by volume) by 2025 3

2025

On Track

78%

85% of in scope supplier sites meet Hershey’s Responsible Sourcing Supplier Program requirements

2025

On Track

25%

3 This result represents the percentage by volume of Hershey’s five priority ingredients, which met our definition of responsibly and sustainably sourced in 2021. This definition varies by ingredient and is subject to change as Hershey’s responsible sourcing programs evolve. More information may be found in the Responsible Sourcing Ingredient Commitments and Progress table on page 47 of Hershey’s 2021 ESG Report.

ENVIRONMENT

Goals

Target Year

Progress
(as of Dec. 31, 2021)

50% absolute reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2030 (against a 2018 baseline)4

2030

On Track

48%

25% absolute reduction in Scope 3 GHG emissions by 2030 (against a 2018 baseline)

2030

On Track

18%

25 million pounds of packaging to be eliminated by 2030 5

2030

On Track

9.5M

100% of plastic packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2030

2030

On Track

We began initial recyclability research and machine ability trials in 2021. In 2022, we are focused on converting flexible packaging to recyclable structures.

4 Hershey’s GHG emissions reduction goal for 2030 is based on Scope 1 and Scope 2 (market-based).
5 The initial goal was achieved five years ahead of schedule in 2020. We have since expanded our commitment to eliminate an additional 25 million pounds of packaging by 2030.

OUR PEOPLE

Goals

Target Year

Progress
(as of Dec. 31, 2021)

Achieve pay equity for similar job categories across our global salaried employees by 2025

2025

On Track

In 2020 and 2021, we achieved 1-to-1 aggregate gender and people of color (POC) pay equity, respectively, for salaried employees in the U.S. (excluding recent acquisitions). We seek to maintain existing achievements and continuous improvement on pay equity for similar job categories throughout our organization.

30-40% POC 6 representation across all U.S. employees by 2025

2025

On Track

24.6%

47-50% women representation across all employees globally by 2025

2025

Achieved

47.7%

50% hazard reduction for job functions with ergonomic risks through process improvements by 2025

2025

On Track

17%

6 POC refers to Black, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian Pacific Islander, Hawaiian Pacific Islander, and those who identify as two or more races.

YOUTH

Goals

Target Year

Progress
(as of Dec. 31, 2021)

100,000 children taking Heartwarming actions and impacting their communities by 2025

2025

Achieved

More than 128,000 children took action and impacted their communities, cumulatively from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021.

100,000 children taking Heartwarming actions and impacting their communities by 2025

2025

Achieved

128,000

50 million children globally supported through education, nutrition, and social and emotional well-being

2025

On Track

15.4M

COMMUNITY

Goals

Target Year

Progress
(as of Dec. 31, 2021)

$105 million donated in cash and products to community partners focused on education, community economic development, inclusive communities and health and human services where we live and work

2025

On Track

43M