The Hershey Co. has been recognized for the first time as one of America’s best Corporate Citizens in Corporate Responsibility magazine. The magazine annually ranks the nation’s top 100 companies for demonstrated corporate social responsibility (CSR) best practices and a commitment to publicly reporting their socially responsible initiatives.
“We are thrilled with this recognition; it is a tribute to our employees around the world who work each and every day in a socially responsible way,” said Michele Buck, Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer. “‘Doing well by doing good’ is part of our company’s DNA, and as we grow around the world, the sustainability of our global community remains fundamental to our business strategy.”
Hershey’s social responsibility initiatives are organized into a four-pillar framework: Marketplace, Environment, Workplace, and Community. This framework focuses the company’s CSR efforts and allows it to conduct its business in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner while providing the market with high-quality products.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list is based on publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial performance, and governance. The list was recognized by PR Week as one of America’s three most-important business rankings.