To: Andrew McCormick, The Hershey Company and Kirk Saville, The Hershey Company

Hershey: Stop Child Labor and Raise the Bar!

It’s time for Hershey to Raise the Bar for responsible cocoa sourcing by tracing the sources of its cocoa and shifting toward Fair Trade Certified cocoa.

Why is this important?

We all love chocolate, but unfortunately, many of our favorite treats are tainted by the ongoing use of child labor, forced labor and trafficking in the West African cocoa industry. Almost ten years since chocolate companies committed to ending this exploitation, these abuses continue.

Many chocolate companies have taken steps to trace their cocoa purchasing and implement labor rights standards among their suppliers, but the Hershey Company lags behind its competitors. Hershey can be a leader in addressing labor abuses in its supply chain by starting to source Fair Trade Certified cocoa for its chocolate products.

Tell Hershey to raise the bar for responsible cocoa sourcing!