Hershey Company

Sep 13, 2018

The Hershey Company has been a purpose-driven organization since our founding in 1894.

As part of The Hershey Company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, we continue to advance disability inclusion in our workforce and work to ensure that we have diverse slates of qualified candidates with disabilities in the locations where we do business through partnerships with nonprofits and government agencies.

But inclusion means much more than hiring. To make sure that The Hershey Company is fully inclusive, we are actively developing and scaling a variety of internal programs, including:

  • Requiring disability etiquette training for our US managers
  • Growing our Supply Chain Abilities First Program
  • Emerging emphasis on Universally Designed Workplaces
  • Service Animal program
  • Chocolate World “sensory friendly” event
  • Vocational Rehab partnerships
  • High school internship program

The Hershey Company also offers flexible work programs (flextime) and employs a centralized accommodations process and funding mechanism, making it easy for employees to confidentially request the support they need to do their best and bring their whole selves to work.

Hershey’s “Abilities First” initiatives also continue to advance a culture known for disability inclusion.


  • National Organization on Disability’s Leading Disability Employer Seal in 2016 and 2017.
  • Ranked 33 on DiversityInc’s Top 50 companies for diversity and inclusion, and in the Top 10 by DiversityInc for women in leadership and being an LGBT-friendly employer
  • Earned 100% scores on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equity Index “Best places to work for LGBT equality” for 4 straight years

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