05 Oct '12, 10am

Hershey's Commits to 100% Certified Cocoa By 2020

Hershey's Commits to 100% Certified Cocoa By 2020

In addition the certification commitment, Hershey’s pledged to accelerate its programs that help stop child labor in West Africa, where 70 percent of the world’s cocoa supply is grown. As the company increasingly uses certified cocoa, it will continue to support the local programs with “African partners, national governments and development agencies.” The West African programs supported by Hershey’s include constructing schools, cell phone farmer messaging literacy and health programs and training farmers in modern agricultural techniques. Hershey’s target is to reach over two million West African cocoa villages through its programs and public-private partnerships, as it stated in its press release.

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