Long to v.p. of corporate responsibility at Hershey

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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HERSHEY, PA. — The Hershey Co. has named John C. Long to vice-president of corporate social responsibility, with oversight of the company’s global corporate social responsibility efforts.

"Hershey has a rich heritage of doing business responsibly and improving the quality of life in communities locally and internationally," said Richard H. Lenny, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "John has played a leading role in these efforts, and his experience at Hershey and with industry groups makes him the ideal choice for this new position. His keen understanding of the issues, compassion, and energy will further ensure Hershey’s deep commitment to all areas of social responsibility."

Mr. Long began working for Hershey in 1986 as director of public relations, and later became director of consumer and public relations. After this, he subsequently moved up to vice-president of public affairs and vice-president of corporate affairs.

Specific corporate responsibility initiatives Mr. Long will oversee include sustainability and ethical supply chain solutions, environmental stewardship, community relations and corporate philanthropy and responsibility in cocoa growing.

The company is searching for someone to fill his current position — vice-president of corporate communications.

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