Hershey I Minimizing Our Environmental Footprint

Hershey I Minimizing Our Environmental Footprint


Protecting Our Planet’s Resources – Safeguarding Our Future

We at Hershey have always said our business relies on a healthy earth. That statement is as true today as it was when Milton Hershey first said his famous quote, “There’s not a person alive who should not plant a tree. Not for the shade that you’ll enjoy, but for those coming after.”

Those coming after us in terms of the future of our business will continue to rely on agricultural commodities grown in healthy soil, rich biodiversity to keep pollinators busy all season long, abundant high-quality water to keep manufacturing our products, and clean air to keep our employees, consumers, and workers in our supply chain healthy and safe. 

Climate change, water scarcity, natural resource depletion and biodiversity degradation pose an increasing threat to our planet, communities and individuals around the world.  As we face environmental challenges, we see opportunities for collective action by governments, businesses, NGOs and multilateral organizations, and we are committed to doing our part to create positive change for a brighter future.

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Using Science to Do Our Part in Greenhouse Gas Reduction at Hershey
Climate change is predicted to increasingly pose a risk to our planet and to our business. Extreme weather events and heat will make it harder for our key agricultural commodities to grow, increase the difficulty of getting our finished goods to market, and create difficulties in our consumers’ abilities to get to stores and even our own employees’ ability to get to work (think of shopping or...
Oct 7, 2020 12:30 PM ET
Hershey: Crafting With Care
Most of the ingredients we use to make our beloved brands come from the earth and are grown all over the world. Climate change, natural resource scarcity and extreme weather all pose risks to the snacks our consumers love, as well as the farmers and local communities we rely on. Hershey is committed to preserving ecosystems, reducing our impact on the climate and conserving natural resources....
Sep 2, 2020 10:30 AM ET
Caring for Forests Today to Ensure Clear Skies Tomorrow
Forests.  Growing up, I had never really thought a lot about them.  I like open spaces; beaches, the sea, mountains with far sights and clear skies. And I never hugged a tree as a child either. I did climb in them, but only for the sights I could see from a higher vantage point.   In school they taught us about the Amazon in Brazil; the "lungs of our earth."  They had to be saved...
Jul 29, 2020 1:00 PM ET
Hershey: Preserving Ecosystems With Sustainable Agriculture
In cocoa growing regions in West Africa, deforestation and the loss of biodiversity due to encroachment into protected areas is a manifestation of a complex set of root causes: poverty, the absence of land titles, a lack of clarity on land tenure arrangements, no knowledge of sustainable farming practices and poor law enforcement. Furthermore, due to the loss of biodiversity in the...
Jul 27, 2020 2:00 PM ET
Corporate Accountability
Among the nation's largest companies, sustainability is increasingly a core value Hershey Through its Cocoa for Good program, Hershey aims to promote sustainable agricultural goals while supporting communities in which cocoa is sourced. The company has distributed more than 3.5 million cocoa trees and about 320,000 shade trees in West Africa, and it recently...
May 8, 2020 11:05 AM ET


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