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Hershey Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Sixth Consecutive Year

Selected to DJSI North America Index for Seventh Straight Year

HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) has been named again to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices (DJSI).

Hershey Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Sixth Consecutive Year
The Hershey Company has been named again to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices (DJSI).


Hershey Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Sixth Consecutive Year
Hershey is one of only 13 companies from the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Industry in the World Index and one of six in the North America Index.


/EIN News/ -- Hershey is one of only 13 companies from the Food, Beverage and Tobacco Industry in the World Index and one of six in the North America Index. This is the sixth consecutive year that Hershey has been included in the World Index and the seventh year for the North American Index. Hershey was evaluated among the 2,500 largest companies tracked in the S&P Global Broad Market Index, and Hershey’s DJSI ranking puts the company’s sustainability performance among the top in the world.

The DJSI Indices are regarded as the highest standard for evaluating corporate sustainability based on Environmental, Social, and Governance factors.

“Hershey has distinguished itself for nearly 125 years by sharing its goodness with its communities,” said Michele Buck, Chief Executive Officer at The Hershey Company. “Our commitment to operating our business the right way is embedded in our company and our employees do the right thing because they know it strengthens trust with our stakeholders and fuels business performance.”

Hershey has been recognized with several other honors this year, including:

Earlier this year, Hershey unveiled its new CSR strategy, Shared Goodness Promise, which focuses on making a positive difference in peoples’ lives through investments, collaborative programs and sustainable business practices. Inspired by founder Milton Hershey and aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the new strategy gives Hershey a focused framework for the company’s CSR work in four areas: Shared FuturesShared CommunitiesShared Business and Shared Planet.  Underpinning the new strategy are Hershey’s remarkable employees and the company’s compelling workplace experience. 

Hershey recently issued its latest CSR report – titled “This is Shared Goodness” – showcasing progress made against a variety of priority issues. Learn more about Hershey’s commitment to Shared Goodness, including efforts to provide children with a brighter future.

About The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is an industry leading snacks company known for bringing goodness to the world through its iconic brands, remarkable people and enduring commitment to help children in need. Hershey has approximately 17,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.5 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey'sReese'sKit KatJolly Rancher and Ice Breakers and SkinnyPop. 

For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through 'Nourishing Minds,' a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to help children learn and grow.

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Media Contact:
Jeff Beckman, Hershey
717-534-8090

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