Hershey Announces Cocoa For Good, The Company’s Half-billion Dollar Sustainable Cocoa Strategy

The Hershey Company has announced Cocoa For Good, its holistic  cocoa sustainability strategy. The comprehensive strategy addresses the most pressing issues facing cocoa-growing communities: poverty, poor nutrition, at-risk youth, and vulnerable ecosystems. Hershey seeks to bring positive change in these areas through collaborative programs, partnerships and significant investment, including a half-a-billion-dollar commitment by 2030.  “A sustainable cocoa supply depends on a multi-stakeholder collaborative approach to find solutions to the social, environmental and economic challenges facing cocoa-growing communities,” said Susanna Zhu, Chief Procurement Officer. “As a critical player in the cocoa…

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Cocoa Industry Announces Cooperative Initiative to End Deforestation


Hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, leading chocolate and cocoa companies have committed to develop cooperative, multi-stakeholder framework to address deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain. Twelve of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies agreed to a statement of collective intent committing them to work together, in partnership with others, to end deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The agreement, concluded here during a meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales,…

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