Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is HERSHEY'S doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 51

Hershey’s has a DitchCarbon Score of 51 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, suggesting there is room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to lowering carbon intensity and enhancing sustainability efforts.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

HERSHEY’S is part of the beverages industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Hershey’s operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with its operations.

...this company is doing 15.51% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1894, The Hershey Company is a renowned player in the global confectionery industry, with its headquarters in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The company offers a wide range of products including chocolate, sweets, mints, and snacks, and operates with approximately 18,000 employees worldwide. Hershey is committed to expanding its market reach and product portfolio while maintaining a strong ethical and sustainable business approach.

Good news, Hershey's has set strong SBTi climate commitments

Hershey’s has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions across its own operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. This commitment involves a rigorous approach to cutting emissions in both direct operations and indirect energy use.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Hershey’s should establish and pursue clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their entire supply chain, which could potentially lower their emissions by 35%.

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Our methodology

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