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It has been ten years since major chocolate companies, including Hershey, committed to ending child labor, forced labor and trafficking in their cocoa supply chains, these egregious labor rights abuses continue. A decade later, hundreds of thousands of children continue to labor in hazardous conditions in West Africa, particularly in the Ivory Coast and Ghana, and the US Department of Labor has noted five West African nations whose cocoa may be tainted by forced and/or child labor.

While many chocolate companies have taken steps to trace their cocoa supply chains and implement labor rights standards among their suppliers, Hershey lags behind its competitors in responsibly sourcing its cocoa. Unlike other companies, Hershey has not committed to sourcing cocoa for its main product lines that has been independently certified to comply with international labor rights standards. Tell Hershey to raise the bar and be a leader in sustainable chocolate and shift toward Fairtrade Certified cocoa!

For more information and action ideas, please visit the Raise the Bar Hershey campaign.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Hershey Board of Directors
    Pamela Arway
  • Hershey Board of Directors
    Anthony Palmer
  • Hershey Board of Directors
    Tom Ridge
  • Hershey Board of Directors
    David Shedlarz
  • The Hershey Company
    Kyle Newkirk
  • The Hershey Company
    James George
  • The Hershey Company
    Todd Camp
  • The Hershey Company
    Kirk Saville
  • The Hershey Company
    Andy McCormick
  • Hersheyn Board of Directors
    James Nevels


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