Chocolate maker Hershey announces new sustainability goals to reduce global emissions

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In order to advance its environmental progress, the US-based Hershey confectionery giant has set new goals to reduce its global emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Climate change is one of the most urgent threats to our planet that we face today. In order to deliver on our purpose to make more moments of goodness, we must operate with sustainability at the forefront and commit to doing our part to address climate change. We will continue to use our scale and apply the full force of our business to reduce our greenhouse emissions and drive climate action forward,” said Michele Buck, The Hershey Company President and Chief Executive Officer.

Notably, the US snacks major’s new commitments are part of its ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) agenda.