Goals and Progress

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.

Growth

Direct source 100% of the cocoa purchased from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana from known farmers and farmer groups by 2025

2020

60%
of cocoa sourced in 2020 from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana was considered direct sourced.

100% of cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana supplying Hershey to be covered by Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation Systems (CLMRS) by 2025

2020

97%
of direct-sourced cocoa is covered by CLMRS. We estimate this is about 58% of the way to our goal.

Environment

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

2020

23.7%
reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions compared to 2018.

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

2020

12.6%
reduction in Scope 3 emissions compared to 2018.

25 million pounds of packaging to be eliminated by 2030

2020

2.26 million
pounds of packaging reduced in 2020 (cumulative progress to be reported in future years). These numbers do not include Amplify's 1.65 million pound reduction in packaging weight in 2020. 

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

2020

77%
of total product packaging currently recylcable (by weight). 

People

30-40% people of color representation across all U.S. employees by 2025

2020

21%
of the Hershey workforce identifies as a person of color.

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

2020

48.1%
of the Hershey workforce are women

Children and Youth

Children reached through The Heartwarming Project partnerships

2020

6,705,120
children have been reached through The Heartwarming Project partnerships

2018

6,086,000
children have been reached through The Heartwarming Project partnerships

2019

6,710,696
children have been reached through The Heartwarming Project partnerships

Number of children receiving ViVi on a daily basis

2020

27,142
children receive ViVi on a daily basis

2018

57,000
children receive ViVi on a daily basis

2019

58,300
children receive ViVi on a daily basis

Communities

Cash donations (U.S. $ million)

2020

$16.9 Million
in cash donated

2018

$10.9 Million
in cash donated

2019

$12.2 Million
in cash donated

Employee volunteer hours 

2020

62,256
employee volunteer hours

2018

133,600
employee volunteer hours

2019

135,805
employee volunteer hours