Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. celebrated its 10th year of being named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change. Hershey has made this list since its inception and 2022 marks the second consecutive year that Points of Light named the company as the Consumer Staples Sector Leader.
The Civic 50 is a national standard for corporate citizenship, honoring companies with annual U.S. revenues of at least $1 billion and selected based on investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems and impact measurement.
“We’re honored to be named a Civic 50 Honoree for the 10th year and recognized as the leader in the consumer staples sector,” says Leigh Horner, vice-president of corporate communications and global sustainability. “Hershey’s legacy of showing up and doing the right thing for our people and communities is core to who we are as a business. That legacy attracts employees who strive to be part of something bigger than themselves. This award reflects our culture of making a difference.”
The company says that in 2021 Hershey employees volunteered more than 117,000 hours and the company donated nearly $15 million in cash and products globally. In addition, the company has integrated social impact with its brands through Hershey’s CelebrateSHE campaign with non-profit partner Girls on the Run, as well as the ongoing Kit Kat and Hershey’s Beat of the Future campaign with non-profit partner Memphis Music Initiative.