Hershey recognized for its global corporate citizenship

June 18, 2021

Hershey Co. has been named a 2021 honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Hershey has received the Civic 50 award every year since it was created in 2012.

In addition to being recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States, the iconic chocolate company was named the Consumer Staples Sector Leader.

The Civic 50 provides a national standard for corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to drive social impact in their communities and company. The honorees are companies with annual U.S. revenues of at least $1 billion.

In 2020, Hershey dedicated time, resources, and money to support various COVID-19 relief efforts and racial justice causes. To address the devastating impacts of COVID-19, the company invested over $1 million to produce and donate more than 1.5 million masks for its employees, community nonprofits, healthcare organizations and school districts; provided relief grants to local food banks and nonprofits supporting basic needs

In addition, Hershey committed more than $2 million to advance racial equity in the United States through a scholarship endowment with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and support to organizations such as the Equal Justice Initiative.

"In a year of unparalleled challenges, Hershey impacted more than 15 million lives with more than $26 million in donations and 60,000 hours in volunteer time. We harnessed the power of our purpose – to make more moments of goodness – to help our communities recover and revitalize," said Leigh Horner, Hershey's vice president of corporate communications and global sustainability,

To view a complete list of The Civic 50 companies for 2021, visit Civic50.org.


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