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Hershey has unveiled new environmental and carbon emission goals. The confectionary and snacks company aims to reduce its direct and indirect emissions by more than 50% by 2030 compared to a 2018 baseline. It also is investing in energy efficiency projects and adopting a no-deforestation policy across its supply chain.
The company also aims to make 100% of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2030 and lower its plastic waste by 25 million tons. This is after Hershey committed in 2015 to reduce its packaging weight by 25 million pounds by 2025, a goal the company said it has met five years early.
Hershey joins a growing number of food and beverage companies that are trying to make their operations more environmentally friendly by reducing emissions and rethinking packaging.