The Hershey Company
The Hershey Co operates as a confectionery manufacturer in the United States engaged in the chocolate industry. The firm has more than 80 brands, including Hershey's, Reese's, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, and Ice Breakers with a business presence across the world.
Environmental KPIs* data from 2020
Scope 1 Emissions
Scope 2 Emissions: Location-Based
Scope 2 Emissions: Market-Based
Scope 3 Emissions
5.76 x 10⁶ t
Total Energy Use
Renewable Energy Use
Total Waste Produced
5.42 x 10⁹ l
Social KPIs* data from 2020
Number of Female Employees
Percent of Female Employees in Management
Number of Female Employees in Management
Minorities in Workforce
Number of Minorities in Management
Gender Pay Ratio
Minority Pay Ratio
Recordable Incident Rate
Governance KPIs* data from 2020
CEO Pay Ratio
Number of Women on the Board
How ESG Agencies Rate The Hershey Company
Refinitv scores are based on publicly-reported data, and consider ten key categories across ESG. The ESG pillar scores are a relative sum of the category weights and vary per industry for the 'E' and 'S' pillars. For 'G', the weights remain the same across all industries. The higher the score, the better.
S&P Global ESG Scores capture the nuances and differences of policies and programs and in-depth ESG information by directly engaging with companies and conducting independent research. Scores range from 0-100. The higher the score the better.
Sustainalytics assesses business risk driven by ESG issues. The rating combines an assessment of a company’s exposure to industry specific ESG issues with how well the company is managing those issues. The final scores are a measure of unmanaged risk on an absolute scale of 0-100. In this case, the lower the score the better.
ISS Governance Scores rate the quality of corporate governance for companies. Scores indicate rank relative to index or region. A score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk. In this case, the lower the better.
The MSCI ESG Rating is designed to measure a company’s resilience to ESG risks. They use a rules-based methodology to identify industry leaders and laggards according to their exposure to ESG risks and how well they manage those risks relative to peers. Their ESG Ratings range from leader (AAA, AA), average (A, BBB, BB) to laggard (B, CCC).