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Membership No.





Consumer Goods Manufacturers


United States

Member since

21 April 2011

The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company (â??Hersheyâ?) is headquartered in the United States in Hershey, Pennsylvania and was founded in 1894 by Milton S. Hershey. Hershey is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. We market confectionery products in over 50 countries worldwide, employ more than 12,000 people and have revenues of more than $ 5 billion per year. Our mission is to â??bring sweet moments of Hershey happiness to the world every dayâ?. We do this through our values of being open to possibilities, making a difference, growing together and being one Hershey. This mission and these values are at the core of our work in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We are building on Milton Hersheyâ??s legacy of commitment to consumers, community and children, by providing high-quality Hershey products while conducting our business in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. We have organized CSR-related business issues in four areas: environment, community, workplace and marketplace. In each area, we have defined priority statements and measurable targets. Our programs, priorities and targets are found in our CSR Report:     www.thehersheycompany.com/social-responsibility/csr-report We will provide updates on our progress in future scorecard updates and CSR Reports. Regarding the Environment, we have identified sustainable sourcing as a priority. We seek to better understand the impacts of our current inputs and to learn how we can meet product requirements with more sustainable sourcing.Â
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ACOP Report Submissions

  • The_Hershey_Company-ACOP2018.pdf
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    2017 the hershey company-ACOP2017.pdf 35.7 KB
    2016 the hershey company-ACOP2016.pdf 48.1 KB
    2015 the hershey company-ACOP2015.pdf 23.3 KB
    2014 the hershey company-ACOP2014b.pdf 19.3 KB
    2013/2014 the-hershey-company-ACOP2014.pdf 18.8 KB
    2012/2013 THE HERSHEY COMPANY.pdf 18.5 KB
    2011/2012 ACOP2012_CGM_4-0159-11-000-00-45.pdf -

    Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    See Question 4.<br />We will communicate this commitment through our CSR Report and on our web site. Additionally we will communicate internally through our normal channels.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    See question 4.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    See question 4.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    The Hershey Company shares the industryâ??s concerns related to palm oil production, and previously had committed to purchasing palm oil exclusively from suppliers that are that are members of RSPO. <br /><br />With this application, we are committing to following the RSPO Principles and Criteria. We have reviewed our palm oil supply chain and are committing to procuring only certified palm oil by 2015, depending on availability.<br /><br />We will communicate this commitment through our CSR Report and on our web site. Additionally we will communicate internally through our normal channels.
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