ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Hershey Company has been included on JUST Capital and CNBC’s JUST 100 Companies list. The customer stakeholder group ranked Hershey as No. 1 in the Food, Beverage and Tobacco industry, and 2023 marks Hershey’s fourth consecutive year on the list.
Each year, JUST Capital ranks the nation's largest corporations on their performance on the issues that matter most to Americans, such as paying a living wage, supporting workforce development and demonstrating leader integrity. Hershey was named No. 58 overall of the top 100 companies, moving up 26 spots from 2022.
"Embedded in how we make and sell our beloved brands is a responsibility to operate in a way that makes a positive impact for people, the planet and our communities. To be once again recognized by JUST Capital and the American public as a leader in responsible business among the nation's largest corporations is an honor," said Leigh Horner, vice president of global sustainability and corporate communications, The Hershey Company. "We're particularly proud that those who enjoy our products see us as category leaders. This reflects not just our commitments but the actions and meaningful progress we are making on the topics most important to consumers."
Hershey's commitment to responsible and sustainable business continued in 2022 with progress across its ESG priorities including cocoa and responsible sourcing, its workforce, communities, the environment and youth.
“True to the legacy of its founder Milton Hershey, the company is dedicated to doing what's right for the planet, investing in its workforce, enhancing the livelihood of communities and providing a brighter future for children around the world,” wrote Hershey’s in a statement.
Meanwhile, TravelCenters of America was named to Forbes list of America’s Best Small Companies 2023. Rankings are based on earnings growth, sales growth, return on equity and total stock return for the latest 12 months available and over the last five years. TA ranked No. 86 on the list.