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Hershey Announces 2030 Sustainability Goals

The company is investing in renewable energy and land-use initiatives, aiming for 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable plastic packaging, and introducing a deforestation policy.

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The Hershey Company has announced new goals to advance its environmental progress and address global climate change, setting new goals to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by more than 50% and its absolute Scope 3 emissions by 25% by 2030, compared to a 2018 baseline. Hershey will deploy a comprehensive global approach to reduce these emissions through targeted investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, packaging innovations, and sustainable land-use policies.

In addition, Hershey has set a goal to reduce packaging weight an additional 25 million pounds and to ensure 100% of its plastic packaging is recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2030. It also has pledged to help end deforestation and will take action against any supplier that is not in compliance with Hershey’s policy, including potentially suspending or removing them from the company’s supply chain.


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