The Hershey Company on the One-Year Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

Originally published on LinkedIn. The Hershey Company ranked No. 10 on The Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.


On May 25th, 2021, The Hershey Company released a statement on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, and also announced a donation to the organization, EmbraceRace. Read Hershey’s statement below.

“Today, we take a moment to remember and honor the death of George Floyd. The months that followed became a catalyst toward a more just and equal society, but there remains more to do to address systemic racism. Our hearts and thoughts remain with Mr. Floyd’s family and friends, and with the Black community for whom the realities of racial discrimination are all too familiar.

“In his memory and in honor of his family, we’ve donated $50,000 to EmbraceRace, a nonprofit dedicated to providing resources to raise a generation of children who are thoughtful, inform and brave about race. At Hershey, we remain committed to creating change in the areas where we have the greatest influence and impact — within our workplace, communities and the lives of our employees.”