Hershey Chocolate Will Train Sugar Farmers in Belize
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., recently announced the implementation of its new Sustainable Sugar Sourcing Policy. By 2020, The Hershey Company aims to procure 100 percent of sugar purchases from responsible and sustainable sources. The company is committed to working with suppliers that not only share the same values, but are committed to action plans to adhere to the company’s Sugar Sourcing Policy. Hershey will implement Hershey’s Learn to Grow program within our sugar supply chain, starting in Belize, to train sugar farmers on productivity and community development enhancements. The sustainable farming program expands to the sugar industry through partnership with the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute, and includes training to improve livelihood for 660 farmers in sugar communities in 2016 and 2017.