The Hershey Co.
Industry Group: Food Products
Country/Region: United States of America
Hershey is a leading confectionery manufacturer in the U.S. (around a $25 billion market), controlling around 45% of the domestic chocolate space (per IRI). Beyond its namesake label, the firm's mix has expanded over the last 85 years and now consists of 100 brands, including Reese's, Kit Kat, Kisses, and Ice Breakers. Hershey's products are sold in about 80 countries, albeit with just a high-single-digit percentage of sales coming from markets outside the U.S., including Brazil, India, and Mexico. The firm has sought inorganic opportunities to extend its reach beyond its core confection business, adding Amplify Snack Brands and its Skinny Pop ready-to-eat popcorn to its mix, Pirate Brands, and Dot's Pretzels over the past few years.
ESG Risk Rating
Industry Group (1st = lowest risk)
Food Products 38 out of 623
Global Universe 5537 out of 15561
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The Hershey Co.'s Exposure is Medium
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The Hershey Co.'s Management of ESG Material Risk is Strong
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