Hershey Pledges to Source 100 Percent Certified Cocoa

The Hershey Company plans to source 100 percent certified cocoa for its global chocolate product lines by 2020 and also help to eliminate child labor in the cocoa regions of West Africa.

“Consistent with Hershey’s values, we are directly addressing the economic and social issues that impact West Africa’s two million cocoa farmers and families,” said J.P. Bilbrey, president and CEO, The Hershey Company. “Expanding the use of certified cocoa across our iconic chocolate brands, while working with public and private partners, demonstrates Hershey’s responsible sourcing practices. I am confident that we can make a substantial difference in West Africa by 2020.”

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