Hershey

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Hershey’s
100 Crystal A Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Tel: 717-534-4200

www.thehersheycompany.com

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EMPLOYEES

13,000

PRIMARY BUSINESS

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Company has operations throughout the world and more than 13,000 employees.

Hershey offers a wide range of confectionery products, including such iconic brands as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kisses, Hershey’s Bliss,Special Dark,Hershey’s Syrup, Kit Kat, Twizzlers,Ice Breakers, PayDay and Jolly Rancher. Hershey is also a leader in the premium and artisan chocolate segments, with such brands as Scharffen Berger and Dagoba, offered through the Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary.

The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets in Asia and Latin America while continuing to build its position in the United States.

 

VISION STATEMENT

Great People Building Great Brands

PERSONNEL PHILOSOPHY

The Hershey Company is a special place to work because of its deep connection to the company and brands. This sense of shared commitment and dedication is unique. It is the foundation of its success and forms the basis of the values shared by this company.

Hershey’s Values, “One Hershey,” tell a powerful story: a global and diverse team operating with integrity,  determined to make a difference:

Open to Possibilities. We are Open to Possibilities by embracing diversity, seeking new approaches and striving for continuous improvement.

Growing Together. We are Growing Together by sharing knowledge and unwrapping human potential in an environment of mutual respect.

Making a Difference. We are Making a Difference by leading with integrity and determination to have a positive impact on everything we do.

One Hershey. We are One Hershey, winning together while accepting individual responsibility for our results.

 

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Hershey is committed to being all-inclusive and to realizing their vision of “Great People Building Great Brands.” The Hershey story of diversity is told through their Great People of diverse backgrounds, ideas and interests. Hershey provides opportunities for employees to learn, grow and shine in both the work environment and the community.

The Hershey  Diversity Councils and Affinity Groups provide a forum through which employees may provide and discuss recommendations on increasing productivity as well as the quality of our work environment.

The story of Hershey diversity is told through its Great People. Hershey’s strength comes from bringing together people of diverse backgrounds, ideas and interests. The Company provides a number of opportunities for all employees to learn, grow and incorporate their best into the work environment and the community:

  • An annual companywide Inclusion Day celebration emphasizing the diversity of local communities
  • Lunch & Learn speakers who discuss topics ranging from new immigrant experiences to personal empowerment for minorities and women
  • An in-depth website employees can use to find information about a vast array of diversity subjects
  • Diversity email newsletters designed to educate employees on specific aspects of diversity as well as to inform them about why those differences are important to our business.

Read more about diversity and inclusion at Hershey.

Hershey also supports supplier diversity. Their approach is to partner nationally and locally with organizations to identify diverse suppliers.  The Company constantly looks for opportunities at all levels and in all categories of spending for certified suppliers.  In areas where the diversity of suppliers is limited, Hershey strives to develop promising minority and women-owned businesses.  Companies can register as a potential supplier online.

Learn more about supplier diversity at Hershey

 

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