From the ingredients we purchase, the farmers we work with and the products we make to the way we treat people and the company we keep, we are inspired to carry on the values and legacy of our founder Milton Hershey. He believed in creating a better tomorrow for everyone, and so do we.
We are committed growing our business sustainably, acting responsibly in all aspects of our operations and using our global reach to create positive impact. From operating ethically and offering safe, high-quality products to our consumers, to uplifting our farmers and employees while minimizing our footprint on the global environment, we are focused on the most important issues to our long-term business success and improving the lives of people, the health of our planet and the wellbeing of our communities. In each focus area, we have set important goals designed to achieve impactful results and help transform lives inside and outside of Hershey.
Because in every moment of goodness our consumers experience with our products, they should feel good about what’s inside.
Cocoa is our most important ingredient and our top priority. We are committed to caring for the communities that grow it.
Together with these communities, and through our Cocoa For Good strategy, we are leveraging a $500 million investment to improve income resiliency, eliminate child labor and improve child-wellbeing and protect the environment in our supply chain.
Hershey has a long tradition of putting people first – from creating a town where our employees and their families could thrive to our long-standing partnerships that keep families fed and lend a hand during hard times.
Diversity is a source of innovation and energy at Hershey.
We are proud of our culture that enables us to hire the best candidates, understand our broad range of consumers, create more diverse and inclusive communities and ultimately, live our purpose of making more moments of goodness. We know, however, that we have room to improve and grow.
Climate change, natural resource scarcity and extreme weather are some of the serious environmental issues that pose challenges to both society and to Hershey, from our supply chain to our manufacturing facilities.
From careful stewardship of energy and greenhouse gas emissions, to reducing our packaging waste and water stewardship, our goal is to put more goodness inside the products people love.
Operating ethically is fundamental to building trust with all of our stakeholders. Hershey is committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
Strong business ethics is key to our success, and employees value working in an environment where they can speak up and trust that the company and leadership will do the right thing.
Food safety is always job one and is the responsibility of everyone at Hershey. It’s essential that our consumers can trust that every product is safe to consume.
We are committed to upholding a culture that focuses on food safety to deliver quality products that meet the highest food safety standards in the industry.
Safety is a salient human rights issue for Hershey and we take our responsibility to care for the people in our workspaces seriously. We seek to exceed compliance wherever possible to offer some of the highest production safety standards in the industry.
We regard protecting human rights as a business imperative that is critical to our long-term success and to how we make more moments of goodness.
Our longstanding commitment to respecting human rights is supported through due diligence and programming across our full value chain, including our own operations and supply chain.
Sourcing our key ingredients and materials responsibly is an essential part of our approach and one that includes our commitments to protecting...
and respecting human rights in our global supply chain, creating more sustainable environments and upholding high safety standards in our products.
Through Milton Hershey School, our founder created a legacy of helping children succeed and reach their full potential.
Today, we support access to education, nutrition and wellbeing for children around the world providing them the tools to create compassionate, successful and connected futures.