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Dow Jones Names Hershey to 2013 Sustainability Indices

October 7, 2013
by candyandsnacktoday

Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. has been included in the newly released Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices, the company’s first inclusion in the World Index and its second consecutive time in the North American Index.

Hershey is among 13 food, beverage and tobacco companies in the World Index, ranking in the 90th percentile in meeting economic, environmental and social criteria related to global sustainability, the company reports.

Acknowledging that the bar has been raised for Hershey’s future sustainability efforts, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Todd Camp reflects: “We’re continuing to make progress on all frontiers of social responsibility. We have taken time to understand the concerns of our external stakeholders, and we are at a point where we must continue to evolve our approach to corporate social responsibility and focus on the most impactful initiatives.”

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