Originally published: June 15, 2017
The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) announced today that Michele Buck signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace by working collectively across organizations and sectors. The collaborative of more than 150 chief executive officers pledged to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed and employees feel comfortable and empowered to discuss diversity and inclusion.
“We are proud to sign the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ commitment and join other industry leaders who are working to catalyze further conversation and action around diversity and inclusion,” said Michele Buck, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hershey Company. “This is consistent with our efforts to foster a diverse, representative workforce at all levels of our company. By bringing together people with diversity of thought, interest, skill and experience, we are enriching our legacy as an organization and helping to cultivate a sustainable business for the future.”
As Hershey continues to grow globally, it is building on a strong foundation of people and purpose to further both its success and the greater good. The signatories commit to providing a trusting environment where employees feel empowered to discuss complex and sometimes difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion, where successful—and unsuccessful—practices can be shared across organizations. With more than 18,000 employees globally, signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is consistent with Hershey’s belief that inclusion is core to the company’s workplace culture and that Hershey is representative of the communities it serves.