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Unformatted text preview: Code of Ethical Business Conduct Thank you for your continued dedication to The Hershey Company and your commitment to upholding the standards set forth in our Code. MESSAGE FROM THE Chairman of the Board and the CEO Dear Hershey Associates: In recent years, we have seen a lot of change at The Hershey Company. As our Company grows into a global business and evolves to meet the needs of today¡s marketplace, one thing that never changes is our commitment to operating according to the highest ethical standards and leading with integrity. This commitment, which dates to Milton Hershey¡s founding of our Company, has earned Hershey a reputation for fairness and honesty throughout the world. Hershey¡s Code of Ethical Business Conduct sets forth the standards by which we conduct our operations. It applies to all directors, of cers and employees, setting a clear expectation of the standards we must follow in all of our job-related activities. Our Code will be enforced fairly and consistently, regardless of our position in the Company. This Code is not a substitute for good judgment and cannot cover every situation you may encounter in your daily work. Our Company¡s basic principles and standards are listed here for you to understand and apply. When in doubt, ask your manager or anyone else listed in these pages for guidance. You also can make a report anonymously by contacting our Concern Line by phone or on the web. Contact information is located on the back page of this Code. If you make a report in good faith, you will be protected from retaliation. Thank you for your continued dedication to The Hershey Company and your commitment to upholding the standards set forth in our Code. Best Regards, David J. West James E. Nevels President and Chief Executive Offi cer Chairman of the Board of Directors I We have each made a commitment to operate ethically and to lead with integrity. II OUR COMMITMENT TO FELLOW EMPLOYEES We treat one another fairly and with respect, valuing the talents, experiences and strengths of our diverse workforce. OUR COMMITMENT TO CONSUMERS We maintain the trust consumers place in our brands, providing the best products on the market and adhering to honest marketing practices. OUR COMMITMENT TO THE MARKETPLACE We deal fairly with our business partners, competitors and suppliers, acting ethically and upholding the law in everything we do. Our Commitments We have each made a commitment to operate ethically and to lead with integrity. This commitment is embedded in the Hershey values. Our Code of Ethical Business Conduct (“Code”) shows us how to uphold this commitment as we interact with the various groups that have a stake in our Company’s success....
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2012 for the course BUSINESS 200 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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