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No. 33 | The Hershey Company

DIVERSITYINC TOP 50

FROM DIVERSITYINC
  • The Hershey Company appears on the DiversityInc Top 50 for the first time, earning a sweet spot at No. 33 because of strong women representation in senior leadership.
  • President and CEO Michele Buck is one of 24 women leading Fortune 500 companies. 44 percent of Hershey's executive committee are women and the company has twice as many women in the top two levels as the S&P 500.
  • Its eight employee-led Business Resource Groups play an important role in helping to attract and retain people from different communities, providing marketing insights and connecting people within the company.
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FROM THE COMPANY
Hershey's diverse approach to hiring makes a difference. In 2017, the company was a global leader on gender representation, with women occupying many of the top positions in the company – including CEO – and representation on the executive committee at 44% and throughout the company at 50%.
Hershey works to ensure a level playing field for all employees regardless of their backgrounds. Its eight employee-led Business Resource Groups (BRGs), which include Abilities First, African American, Asian, GenH (Generations), Latino, Prism (LGBTQ), Veteran's and Women's, play an important role in helping to attract and retain people from different communities, providing marketing insights and connecting people within the company.
DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP

Michele Buck
CEO

"Hershey's commitment to diversity and inclusion fuels our ability to bring innovative, consumer-centric ideas to our beloved brands. Employees with differing backgrounds help connect various aspects of our culture with the needs of our consumers. We always get to the best perspectives through diversity."

Alicia Petross
Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

"Our diverse workforce and inclusive climate is key to our ability to do good things for our consumers, customers, and communities."

COMPANY FACTS
HSY (NYSE)

U.S. Headquarters: Hershey, Pa.

Global Employees: 17,000

Last Year's DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • Noteworthy

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