Points of Light is dedicated to connecting resources and volunteers to nonprofit organizations. Hershey has made the list since its inception, and 2022 marks the second year that Points of Light named the company as the Consumer Staples Sector Leader.
Throughout 2021, Hershey employees volunteered more than 117,000 hours, and the company donated nearly $15 million in cash and products globally. This year, the company integrated social impact with its iconic brands through Hershey's CelebrateSHE campaign with non-profit partner Girls on the Run, as well as the ongoing Kit Kat and Hershey's Beat of the Future campaign with non-profit partner Memphis Music Initiative.
Since 2012, The Civic 50 has provided a national standard for corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to drive social impact in their communities and company. The Civic 50 honorees are companies with annual U.S. revenues of at least $1 billion and are selected based on four dimensions of their corporate citizenship and social impact programs: investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies, and systems and impact measurement.