Hershey’s CSR Report Progress

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Hershey’s CSR Report Progress

The Hershey Company is committed to publishing regular corporate social responsibility reports that give updates on our publicly stated goals and metrics. Our Shared Goodness framework represents our conviction that strong company performance is intrinsically linked to responsible, sustainable operation. We use this model as a filter through which to evaluate and prioritize our existing commitments and new opportunities.

The rewards of operating ethically while delivering strong financial performance, which we call Good Business, create value for our shareholders and build the skills, influence and financial strength that help our many stakeholders achieve a Better Life and Bright Future. Better Life and Bright Future, in turn, benefit the communities upon which we rely and deepen our sense of purpose and teamwork, thus motivating and enhancing our Good Business performance.

• Good Business: Because our business must create value for all of our many stakeholders, we go to great lengths to ensure it is managed in an effective, ethical and fiscally successful manner.

• Better Life: Creating value for all means that the skills, influence and financial strength that we build can help our stakeholders attain more meaningful lives.

• Bright Future: We believe bright futures start with basic nutrition. That’s why we’re expanding beyond our work in children’s education to provide children here and abroad with the basic nutrition they need to learn and grow.

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Hershey’s Palm Oil Sustainability Journey
In my own life I must admit that I am a frequent user of analogies. I believe they help me describe situations in greater detail and relate the struggles, challenges and triumphs of one journey to another. So as I was lying in bed thinking about this blog post, and how to describe Hershey’s journey in the palm oil sustainability space, I couldn’t resist comparing our work to hiking up a...
Oct 20, 2016 8:50 AM ET
Doing Well by Doing Good is A Lot More Than the Bottom Line
We make choices every day. Hit the snooze again, what do I wear today, where do I eat lunch, latte or cappuccino, paper or plastic? And so on and so on.  We probably make thousands of choices every day. The same thing happens when we think about choosing where we work, what kind of work will I do, where do I want to live and is the company located there? Pay and benefits are important, of...
Jul 21, 2016 9:30 AM ET
The Goodness We Share
At Hershey, we are a snacking and confection leader, focused on growth, committed to helping the communities in which we work and do business prosper. In HR, we’re working hard to develop a remarkable workforce and a compelling workplace. On June 9, we published our latest...
Jun 28, 2016 9:05 AM ET
The Hershey Company Sets Ambitious Goals to Address Priority Issues
In late 2015, the Hershey Company announced ambitious new goals to significantly reduce our environmental impact, increase our purchase of responsibly sourced ingredients and become a recognized leader in employee diversity. Learn about these goals and...
Jun 24, 2016 9:05 AM ET
Great CSR Takes the Whole Organization
  When I joined the CSR team at Hershey, I set out to answer the question, “What does it take to get great CSR work done?” I read articles. I looked at benchmarks. All of the first steps you take when assuming a new role. Nine months in, I’m convinced it takes a clear direction, supported by a committed organization and great people. Looking at ...
Jun 22, 2016 9:35 AM ET