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Press Contacts:

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Susan Fussell Whiteside
Vice President of Communications

Sustainability Programs in the News


Finding Success in Quality, Not Yield - Candy & Snack TODAY, July/August 2014

Program Connects Kids in U.S., Ghana - Candy & Snack TODAY, May/June 2014


Committing to Fine Flavor Cocoa Production - Candy & Snack TODAY, November/December 2013

Alliances, empowerment are keys to sustainability - NCA Journal Sustainability Report, Vol. 3, Summer 2013

Sustainability programs combating cocoa shortages - Candy & Snack TODAY, July/August 2013

Letter from Africa: Tough love or child abuse? - BBC News, July 18, 2013

Hershey Learn to Grow program will train 20,000 Nigerian farmers to produce certified cocoa - Satellite Spotlight, July 16, 2013

Mars wants higher cocoa yields to safeguard chocolate's future - The Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2013

Armajaro Stewards Sustainability - NCA Journal Sustainability Report, Vol. 3 Spring 2013

Nestlé Australia finds sustainable cocoa supply in West Africa - Transport & Logists News, February 19, 2013

Accelerating Developments in Certified Chocolates - Food Logistics, February 6, 2013

Accelerating Sustainability in Cocoa - NCA Journal Sustainability Report, Vol. 3 Winter 2013


CocoaMAP Giving Sharper Picture of Cocoa's Future - NCA Journal Sustainability Report, Vol. 2 Fall 2012

Hershey's CocoaLink mobile phone program delivers 100,000 farmer and family messages - Reuters, August 6, 2012

Mars Invested in Cocoa's Future - NCA Journal Sustainability Report, Vol. 2 Summer 2012

Mars: Cocoa, A Fragile Treasure - Candy & Snack TODAY Special Report, May/June 2012

Cargill: Cooperatives, Training Hold Key To Sustainable Cocoa - NCA Journal Sustainability Report, Vol. 2 Spring 2012

ADM: Farmer Incentives, Training Boost Cocoa Production - NCA Journal Sustainability Report, Vol. 2 Winter 2012


Mars: Genome Breakthrough Speeds Cocoa's Evolution - NCA Journal, Vol. 1 Fall 2011

Hershey: Educating Cocoa Farmers Through Mobile Phones - NCA Journal Sustainability Report, Vol. 1 Fall 2011

Chocolate in the News


Chocolate and brain health -, December 4, 2013

Up to 'a million or more' child cocoa workers in West Africa: NGO - AFP, November 19, 2013

Earliest Evidence of Chocolate in North America - Science Magazine, January 22, 2013


Eat chocolate! A New Year resolution worth keeping - Quad-Cities Online, December 30, 2012

Is chocolate a health food? - Active, December 30, 2012

Confections sans Infections: How Candy Manufacturers Keep Chocolate from Killing You - Scientific American, December 19, 2012

Reshaping the Future of Cocoa in Africa - The New York Times Green Blog, December 11, 2012

Mondelez Will Invest $400 Million in Cocoa Producers - Morningstar, November 19, 2012

Cargill's leading sustainable cocoa program boosts profits for Ivorian cocoa farmers - Fox 12 Oregon, November 13, 2012

Creating a sustainable cocoa industry for farmers will require billions in investments - New Food Magazine, October 8, 2012

Technology connects Milton Hershey and Ghanaian students - The Patriot-News, November 12, 2012

A history of commitment to West African cocoa communities - JustMeans, October 11, 2012

Mars Chocolate invests in creating a sustainable cocoa industry - October 8, 2012

Hershey to source 100% certified cocoa by 2020 - October 3, 2012

Archaeologists find 2,500-hundred-year-old chocolate spread - August 3, 2012

Blommer Chocolate and Olam form joint venture to crack Latin America - June 20, 2012

Decoding chocolate labels - June 13, 2012

Mars Chocolate to Purchase Nearly 90,000 Metric Tons of Certified Cocoa in 2012 - May 31, 2012

Blommer Chocolate Company to be honored for global sustainability efforts - May 15, 2012

Sustainability programs drives 'good' investment to meet rising global food demand - May 9, 2012

Expansion of Industry programs to improve the lives of cocoa farming communities in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana - April 4, 2012

Barry Callebaut hopes to improve quality cocoa supply with €33m sustainability initiative - March 19, 2012

World Cocoa Foundation African Cocoa Initiative will benefit 100,000 cocoa farm families - March 13, 2012  

Sweeter Kisses? Hershey commits to fair trade, responsible cocoa, uses innovative technology - February 7, 2012

How Big Chocolate plans to save its cocoa supply - February 7, 2012

Hershey pledges $10 million to improve West African cocoa farming, fight child labor - January 31, 2012

BBC Radio 4 discusses challenges facing cocoa suppliers in "The Trouble With Chocolate" - January 29, 2012

Nestlé to investigate its own supply chain for child labor - Candy Industry, January 2012


Nestlé becomes first food company to Partner with the Fair Labor Association - November 28, 2011

Tackling child labor in chocolate chunk by chunk - November 11, 2011

Hershey to Provide Ghana Families With Malaria Prevention Training Through CocoaLink Network - October 10, 2011

American Chocolate Week Dishes Out a Great Story - March 17, 2011