GMO-free Hershey, Citigroup climate pledge, Vodafone maternity benefits and 3M updates paper policy
Hershey’s GMO-free chocolates
Hershey’s has announced that two of its most popular products, Hershey’s Kisses and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, will be free of ingredients made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by the end of the year.
The move comes in response to tens of thousands of social media posts, emails and telephone calls from consumers who took part in the US-based GMO-Inside campaign that has been petitioning the chocolate maker to remove GMO ingredients from products sold in the US since February 2013.
In addition to its recent commitment to exclude GMOs from its two iconic products, in December 2014 Hershey’s announced it was exploring a move away from High Fructose Corn Syrup, an ingredient commonly linked to obesity and diabetes.
Citigroup’s £67bn pledge on climate change
Citigroup, the third largest US financial institution, is set to invest a sizeable £67bn over the next 10 years towards tackling climate change.
The banking giant says the funds will be used to finance large renewable-energy projects. Examples include greener affordable housing and municipal infrastructure to reduce water waste.
According to a statement by Citigroup chief executive Michael Corbat, the money will...