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Hershey to Source Some Fair Trade Cocoa – “Raise the Bar, Hershey!” Campaign Has Advocated for Years

When Hershey announced in October 2012 that it would source only certified cocoa by 2020, the company remained vague on which certifications, and on their timeline/benchmarks for achieving this. Now Hershey has published an update, which mentions: “Hershey has already committed to source cocoa through three of the world’s most recognized cocoa certifying organizations: UTZ, Fair Trade USA and Rainforest Alliance.”

The update also states that: “The company has committed to scaling its certified cocoa purchases at the following rate:

  • At least 10 percent by the end of 2013
  • 40 to 50 percent by the end of 2016
  • 100 percent by 2020″

“Raise the Bar, Hershey!” campaign partner Global Exchange blog update

The Hershey Company official update

Fair World Project post

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