How Hershey Reduced 48% GHG Emissions in Just 3 Years

The Hershey Company has revealed data about its environmental impact assessment, which includes many measures that have been taken to reduce the CO2 impact the company has. 

So far, the actions have resulted in a 48% reduction in greenhouse emissions using science-based measurements for the entire company. 

Much of this progress has come through strategic investment in solar farm projects, reduction of energy-intensive production processes, and a phasing out of coal energy usage. The company also looked at the supply chain to further ensure reduced environmental impact. 

The Environmental Leader had a report that highlighted some interesting facts. 

“The company achieved a 48% reduction of its Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; significant progress toward its 2030 goal of a 50% absolute reduction, compared to a 2018 baseline.”

For one of the largest chocolate manufacturers to make such huge progress in a short space of time should serve as a guide for the rest of the food industry. 

With a clear target in mind and an action plan that addresses all aspects of the business operations, it’s entirely possible to have a lower impact on the environment while still remaining a profitable business. 

Chris is one of GreenCitizen’s writers who has been a long-time advocate of individual responsibility when it comes to the environment. He shares GreenCitizen's passion for making the world a better place every day of the year.

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