Shared Goodness. That’s our promise here at The Hershey Company.
An idea as simple as it is big: Our business, our planet, our communities, our children — they’ve always mattered. As one of America’s first companies built with purpose, we’ve always focused on doing well by doing good. Because bringing goodness to the world is in our character.
It’s a promise delivered by all of us at Hershey—to see every day as a chance to be successful in a way that makes a difference.
Today we uphold our promise with brands, business models and people making a difference in the world; being better stewards of the planet we all share; building thriving communities in the places we call home; and, perhaps most near and dear to our hearts, by nourishing the lives of children so they can learn, grow and thrive. Because The Hershey Company has always been more than chocolate.
It’s a promise that started nearly 125 years ago, with our founder Milton Hershey — the original purpose-driven entrepreneur who linked the success of his company with supporting children in need through the Milton Hershey School. A man who taught us that one’s happiness depends on the joy of others, and whose words resonate with us to this day.
We look forward to the next 125 years and do so with a promise to you: to build on our Shared Goodness. Because goodness is most felt when it’s shared with others.
“ The value of our good is not measured by what it does, but by the amount of good it does to the one concerned. ”
A Message From Our CEO