WE MAKE BUSINESS DECISIONS GUIDED BY OUR VALUES, TAKING CARE TO OPERATE IN A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE MANNER
Our commitment to ethical business practices is core to who we are. We strive to make sure all of our decisions — from responsible sourcing of our ingredients and environmental stewardship to fostering diverse work environments and transparency— are guided by our deeply held values.
Good business practices affect everyone in our supply chain, from cocoa farmers and their communities to our employees, shareholders and customers who buy our delicious snacks. When we say an ingredient is sustainably sourced, we know it was farmed in a responsible manner so the land, people and community that produced it can continue to thrive.
Sourcing ingredients the right way involves the entire value chain. Our value chain is an interdependent group of producers, cooperatives, suppliers and service providers who rely on each other to create value for each link along the way. Everyone involved in making Hershey products works together to ensure mutual prosperity and a sustainable future for our communities and commodities. At Hershey, we’re part of a growing effort around the world that’s committed to doing all the right things to preserve, nurture and grow what matters most.
We value the limited natural resources on our planet, and work hard to use them responsibly and minimize our impact. Our widely-recognized environmental practices benefit not only today’s generation, but also generations to come.