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Goals and Progress

Hershey has set and is working toward several ambitious goals designed to help us create positive change across global environmental and social areas, supported by robust governance. We publicly track and report our progress to stay transparent and accountable.

Goals

Growth

Certified and sustainable cocoa in all our chocolate products worldwide 

2020

100% of cocoa used in all our chocolate products worldwide is certified and sustainable.

2019

90% of cocoa used in all our chocolate products worldwide is certified and sustainable

2018

80% of cocoa used in all our chocolate products worldwide is certified and sustainable

Growth

Farmers supported directly through Cocoa For Good  

2020

83,783 farmers are supported directly through Cocoa For Good

2019

51,009 farmers are supported directly through Cocoa For Good

2018

50,518 farmers are supported directly through Cocoa For Good

Environment

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions (metric tons CO2e)

2020

147,224 metric tons of Scope 1 GHG (CO2e) emitted

2019

157,322 metric tons of Scope 1 GHG (CO2e) emitted

2018

 

Environment

Waste generated, including recycling (metric tons)

2020

62,395 metric tons of waste generated and 84% recycled

2019

53,172 metric tons of waste generated and 86% recycled

2018

51,316 metric tons of waste generated and 87% recycled

People

Percentage of workforce, women

2020

48.1% of the Hershey workforce are women

2019

47.9% of the Hershey workforce are women

2018

48.7% of the Hershey workforce are women

People

Percentage of workforce, racial/ethnic minorities (U.S. only)

2020

21% of the Hershey workforce identifies as a racial/ethnic minority

2019

20.1% of the Hershey workforce identifies as a racial/ethnic minority

2018

19.6% of the Hershey workforce identifies as a racial/ethnic minority

Children and Youth

Number of children receiving ViVi on a daily basis

2020

27,142 children receive ViVi on a daily basis

2019

58,300 children receive ViVi on a daily basis

2018

57,000 children receive ViVi on a daily basis

Children and Youth

Children reached through The Heartwarming Project partnerships

2020

6,705,120 children have been reached through The Heartwarming Project partnerships

2019

6,710,696 children have been reached through The Heartwarming Project partnerships

2018

6,086,000 children have been reached through The Heartwarming Project partnerships

Communities

Cash donations (U.S. $ million)

2020

$16.9 million in cash donated

2019

$12.2 million in cash donated

2018

$10.9 million in cash donated

Communities

Employee volunteer hours 

2020

62,256 employee volunteer hours

2019

135,805 employee volunteer hours

2018

133,600 employee volunteer hours