10th June, 2010 - Posted by Zarah Patriana - 5 Comments
Join Global Exchange and organizations around the country today to help get Hershey’s to go Fair Trade in honor of World Day Against Child Labor!
1-800-468-1714, Dial “0″
You may need to push Zero three times to get to an operator. Press 2 if you do not want to participate in survey. Back-up number is 717-534-4200.
HERSHEY CALL-IN SCRIPT:
“Hi, my name is ___ and I’m calling from ___ (city/state). I am a huge fan of [insert your favorite HERSHEY candy here]. This Saturday is World Day Against Child Labor. I am calling today in recognition of this event, asking Hershey’s to be a leader in ending the problem of child labor on cocoa farms by purchasing Fair Trade Certified™ cocoa for your candy bars. With a label from an independent third party certifier, consumers have a way of knowing that Hershey is working to respect farmers and the environment, and end abusive child labor in the cocoa industry. Fair Trade is the only label that gives farmers a fair price for their cocoa beans so they can support their families and escape poverty.
I also want to know that all the workers who had a hand in making my chocolate – from bean to bar – were treated fairly. Will Hershey take this opportunity to be more transparent about your supply chain and do more to protect the rights of workers in the fields?
Thank you for your time!”
With your help we can put pressure on Hershey’s to stop abusive child labor and environmental degradation, and help lift thousands of cocoa producers out of poverty. Call and be heard today!
For more information about Fair Trade chocolate, please visit www.globalexchange.org/cocoa
For responses to Hershey’s arguments, visit: www.greenamericatoday.org/programs/fairtrade/whatyoucando/hershey.cfm.
Posted on: June 10, 2010