Is Hershey’s Chocolate Lying When It Says It Doesn’t Tolerate “Unacceptable Forms” of Child Labor? Click here and You be the Judge by voting at our poll.
In 2001, Hershey’s admitted using the worst forms of child slave labor when it signed the Harkin Engel Protocol, and again in 2005, 2008 and 2010, and promised to stop it. Sadly, 15 years, more than an entire generation, has passed since Hershey first promised to eradicate the problem, and more children are enslaved than ever.
In response to a March, 2016 Federal court ruling that Hershey doesn’t have to disclose on its label that it uses child labor, Hershey’s said, “At Hershey, we do not tolerate unacceptable forms of child labor…” The Judge said disclosure would only be necessary “to counter an affirmative misrepresentation.”
Which is it? Who do you believe?