The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced two more of its plants have achieved Zero-Waste-to-Landfill (ZWL) status. The company now has six U.S. plants that no longer dispose routine waste into landfills. With the addition of the Y&S Plant in Lancaster, Pa., and the Robinson Plant in Robinson, Ill., The Hershey Company has exceeded its goal to convert five plants to ZWL by 2015 well ahead of schedule.
- Hazleton Plant (Hazleton, Pa.)
- Reese Plant (Hershey, Pa.)
- West Hershey Plant (Hershey, Pa.)
- Y&S Plant (Lancaster, Pa.)
- Robinson Plant (Robinson, Ill.)
- Stuarts Draft (Stuarts Draft, Va.)
- Hershey’s Chocolate World (Hershey, Pa.)
- Eastern Distribution Center III (Palmyra, Pa.)
The Hershey Company is continuously advancing its environmental sustainability programs and seeking innovative approaches to reduce waste and the environmental impact at all of its facilities around the world. The company’s management encourages employees to continue to look for new solutions for waste management and recycling.About The Hershey Company The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and approximately 14,000 employees. With revenues of more than $6.6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 80 brand names, including such iconic brands as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Hershey's Bliss, Hershey's Special Dark, Kit Kat, Twizzlers, Jolly Rancher and Ice Breakers. The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as China, Mexico and Brazil while continuing to build its competitive advantage in the United States and Canada. For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where its employees live, work and do business. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the company’s global business strategy, which includes goals and priorities focused on fair and ethical business dealings, environmental stewardship, fostering a desirable workplace for employees, and positively impacting society and local communities. Milton Hershey School, established in 1909 by the company's founder and funded by a trust administered by Hershey Trust Company, provides a quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. Students of Milton Hershey School are direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company's success.