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The Hershey Company issued its latest annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report in June 2017, outlining progress made during 2016 toward the company’s commitment to “Shared Goodness.”
Hershey continues to advance its corporate responsibility leadership by unveiling new environmental sustainability goals, strengthening local communities, providing children with the nutrition they need to learn and grow, responding to consumers’ desire for greater transparency and simple ingredients, and offering an engaging and flexible workplace for its employees.
This year, Hershey also took a refreshed approach to updating content and engaging new audiences by:

conducting a new priority issue analysis that guided report content by the issues that are most important to the business;
emphasizing audience relevance by creating a short, story-driven report and a comprehensive, data-rich supplement to allow stakeholders from consumers to employees to professional analysts to easily choose the depth… More >


“He stared at his hot chocolate like it held the secret to the universe.” — Lilith Saintcrow, Strange Angels


Deep in the tropical forests of the Amazon basin and across the foothills of the Andes, Theobroma cacao trees rustle and grow, as they have since their origin here more than 20,000 years ago. Derived from the Greek for “food of the gods,” Theobroma is fittingly named. Ancient lore has it the plumed serpent god Kukulcan gave the Mayans the divine cacao bean, which in time gained its own deity, Ek Chauj, along with elaborate ceremonial rituals.

Since this long-ago first cultivation, cacao has spread far and wide, becoming a favorite indulgence the world over and being produced in even greater quantities in West Africa and other tropical zones than in its home region. And, where it was once reserved for the royalty of ancient empires, its rituals are… More >

Although December 31, 2015 is the deadline to fully transition to GRI G4, we believe most companies will derive significant benefit from an earlier switch.

As an Organizational Stakeholder of the GRI since 2005 and an attendee of all three GRI G4 Master Classes held by the GRI US Focal Point, Framework can provide the support you need in charting your path forward.

G4 Briefings. 45-minute WebEx sessions for you and your team where we present key changes in the G4 and answer your immediate questions about transitioning from G3 to G4.

G4 Alignment. We will evaluate your current reporting to determine existing alignment with G4 requirements and will develop a roadmap for transitioning to full G4 reporting. If your company has already conducted a materiality analysis, we will map your material issues to relevant GRI G4 Aspects and related indicators in order to identify anticipated disclosures necessary under the… More >