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National Day of Action – Ask Hershey to go Fair Trade!

10th June, 2010 - Posted by Zarah Patriana - 5 Comments

Adrienne, GX Fair Trade Campaign Director (left) and Kirsten Moller (right), Global Exchange Executive Director, want Fair Trade Certified now!

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!

PHONE NUMBER:

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.

5 Responses to “National Day of Action – Ask Hershey to go Fair Trade!”

  • Mary Claire Schmit

    I urge you to go fair trade. There are numerous people in the world who are not fairly profiting from the goods they sell and as a result, they suffer. Please do your part!

  • (Mr) Vecihi Acun, CE MSc

    Dear Global Exchange,
    Although I am not much familiar with Hershey products, I am thankful for and heartily supporting your campaign in honor of World Day Against Child Labor, all the way from Turkey.
    Peoples are suffering such child abuses in our region as well; not only in Turkey but also in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and in many other countries..
    The super power USA must lead the way for global peace and prosperity.
    Our motto here is “peace at home, peace in the World”, as defined by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey.
    I wish you all the best,
    Respectfully

    • Hi Vecihi,
      Good to hear from you all the way from Turkey. Thanks so much for your support for Fair Trade and for taking part in the World Day Against Child Labor.
      Peace.

  • Steve D

    Hi

    Is there a email address? Also, what’s up with the reference to factory workers? A lot are unionized and they make more than I do per hour, plus better benefits.

    Thanks

    Steve

  • FROM: MR. CHOCOLATE

    Congratulations Hersey, the candy bars with a long-term view and three features that I enjoy writing about: Wrapper = Waste Management, Chocolate = Human Induce Climate Change and Creative Online Affiliate Advertisement = Hersey Birthday Celebration

    Waste Management, Climate Change and Green business are a complex business bundle. Every day, we conduct several distinct types of systems here at Green Business Online Consulting and Professionals. We have plans to own and operate a Waste Management facility, where we will conduct our waste management business. We are currently looking to rent space in a location that will show case the beautify of the earth. Why, because we’re in the business of instructing and constructing data, blogs, news and online resources, selling advertising and subscriptions, putting content online and doing all the office functions to support that effort over the long-term. In the near future we will launch our Human Induced Climate Change division, which will feature green campaign consulting products delivered through contracts with independent distributors.
    As you can see we’re in the business of organizing people and organizing both financial and natural resources. It is our mission to challenge the existing two party systems of government, companies, institutions and individuals to do better in whatever aspect of society they’re involved, the challenge to do more with the environment and sustainable best practice.
    How does growing green make you feel? Is “green” what we want to be as an environment within the environment? What do you see? Why green anyway? What will our kid’s say? This will be a continuing process for us at GBOC. We have found that we – the entire (online professional community,) meaning A professional world-wide unit or unity with common data, scientifically formulated using specific code language being transcribed digitally in real time -PVJ2010
    We have come a long way over the past couple of decades. I am thankful for a unifying product with a common source of data that uses no harmful natural pollutants. No intelligence made from natural resources, recognizing our own environmental improvements coming from the pure evolutionary process consistent with the mystical presence that is within the human spirit.
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    At GBOC we’re an information business, and it’s clear that the dream of a paperless sustainable society that has responsible waste management best practice has not become common place in the business world. We have recycling bins everywhere, but we shouldn’t be using all the paper, plastic, oil and may other chemicals that end up in them.
    The delivery of the product is dependent on human interface with technology, and while it will be difficult to stop the abuse of that freedom, the true challenge is going to be getting to the solution to the question, “how do we manage the online communication process that sustain its effectiveness,” Our current practice from education to education ask our distributors and carriers to do more with values and common courtesies instilled as first steps.
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