Hershey's Commitment to Human Rights

The Hershey Company was founded on the principle of doing well by doing good.

The Hershey Company was founded on the principle of doing well by doing good. For more than 125 years, we have operated our business understanding that we are integral members of the communities where we live and work. Our Human Rights Policy outlines our commitment to respect human rights throughout our value chain and is part of our global sustainability strategy, the Shared Goodness Promise.

The Policy, guided by our saliency assessment, was developed in consultation with diverse internal and external stakeholders, including suppliers, human rights groups, nonprofit organizations working in our raw material value chains, government representatives, and labor organizations.

To learn more, read our policy, which is also available in FrenchSpanishChinesePortuguese and Hindi.

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Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Hershey Launches Income Accelerator in Côte d’Ivoire
The Hershey Company announced the launch of its Income Accelerator in Côte d'Ivoire. The program will support increased incomes for cocoa farming households through the provision of cash transfers (CTs) and investments in village savings and loan associations (VSLAs).

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

Hershey Recognized as a Leading Community-Minded Company for the 10th Consecutive Year
The Hershey Company celebrated its 10th year of being named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world's largest non-profit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Human Rights: Working Across Hershey's Value Chain to Support the People Behind Our Products
For more than 125 years, The Hershey Company has operated with the foundational understanding that the many people around the world who help bring our iconic products to market are central to our success.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Hershey Helps Lead AIM-Progress' Work to Align Industry on Living Wage in Supply Chains
Industry collaboration on the important topic of living wages is critical to how to companies across many commercial categories can work toward living wages in global supply chains.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Human Rights: A Year of Challenges, Progress and More Work to Do

Responsible Production & Consumption

Hershey: Embedding Human Rights
Guided by an approach that identifies, assesses and prioritizes the most significant human rights risks in our value chain, we use our direct business relationships and leverage to enable all to exercise and enjoy their fundamental human rights.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Innovative Ways We're Addressing the Root Causes of Child Labor
Sourcing 100 percent certified and sustainable cocoa from West Africa is part of our work to make sure there’s goodness in Hershey chocolate.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Joining Forces to Protect Human Rights
In a range of human rights and labor rights due diligence frameworks, companies are urged to map their supply chains and assess the geographies and supply chains where the risk of salient human rights issues is greatest.
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