As well as a maker of candy, Hershey gives thousands to medical research, University of Pennsylvania, Children's Hospital, etc. It would be worth checking them out.

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  • Hershey does not seem to be a faith-friendly business.
  • Check out Hershey’s. But, know this, Hershey’s does not publish it’s suppliers and it does not monitor it’s suppliers. Hershey received a D grade from the Corporate Watchdog Free2Work. Hundreds of thousands of children labor in the West Coast of Africa to produce cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate. Specifically, over 40% of the global supply originates in the Ivory Coast, where the US Department of State reports that over 109,000 children work under the worst forms of child labor. Of these 10,000 are victims of human trafficking or enslavement. Children working in cocoa production labor long hours and are often required to use dangerous tools. They are frequently exposed to toxic pesticides in the fields that create health issues and are forced to walk long distances in extreme heat. Furthermore, because these children work long hours they are denied access to an education. Resources: International Labor Rights Forum: Cocoa Campaign http://www.laborrights.org/stop-child-labor/cocoa-campaign U.S. Department of Labor: List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor, 2011 http://www.dol.gov/ilab/programs/ocft/PDF/2011TVPRA.pdf
  • Hershey does not have an internal group, employee resource group, for people of faith, https://www.thehersheycompany.com/careers/workforce-diversity.aspx, and they were ranked at the top for recognizing the LGBT community, not that I am opposed to fair representation…but fair representation is giving people of faith an equal voice.