Boycott Hershey's & Child Slavery
Recently, Hershey's responded to a child labor lawsuit and pressure from human rights groups by committing to 100% third-party certified production in Africa, where it sources the majority of its cocoa.
The certification should eliminate many claims of child labor, forced labor, child trafficking and verbal, physical and sexual harassment that have plagued America's biggest chocolate manufacturer.
But there's one problem with this objective: It's not set to take effect until 2020. With an estimated 1.8 million children currently forced to labor on cocoa farms in West Africa, more than 10 million children will be affected over the next six years.
I think that's too slow, don't you? Please join me in urging Hershey's CEO John Bilbrey to stop supporting child slaveryand speed up the timeline for 100% third-party certified cocoa production—and pledge to boycott Hershey's products until this change takes effect.
Here's how the letter will look:
100 Crystal A Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Dear Mr. Bilbrey,
We are concerned about child labor, child trafficking and verbal, physical and sexual harassment on the farms where you source Hershey's cocoa. We believe that a 2020 timeline for 100% third-party certified cocoa production is too slow. With an estimated 1.8 million children currently forced to labor on cocoa farms in West Africa, more than 10 million children will be affected over the next six years. Please speed up the timeline for certification. Until Hershey's changes its practices, we have pledged to boycott Hershey's products.
[Your Name Here]
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