Hershey, PA — For the seventh consecutive year, The Hershey Co. has been named to the Civic 50 list, complied by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, the candymaker reports.
During 2018, Hershey reached nearly 11 million people through investments in community nonprofits, and employees volunteered more than 133,000 total hours and made cash donations in excess of $10.9 million, according to the company.
Given to recognize effective deployment of resources to positively impact the communities they do business in, companies on the Civic 50 list must have operations in the U.S. and revenues of $1 billion or more. Businesses are judged based on investment, integration, institutionalization and impact, according to Hershey.
“As we celebrate our 125th anniversary this year, we are proud that our investment of time, talent and resources continue to help make our communities strong and vital,” says Leigh Horner, vice-president of corporate communications and sustainability at Hershey. “We continue to create jobs in our communities, help children and families thrive, and promote education and economic opportunity in the places where we live and work.”