- The Hershey Company is facing a lawsuit brought on by one of its shareholders claiming the company uses cocoa produced by unlawful child labor in Western Africa.
- The action, filed by Louisiana Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System, seeks a court order to force Hershey to reveal its books to shareholders.
- The organization believes that Hershey's financial records will prove the unlawful and inhumane practices the company relies upon for its cocoa supply.
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The Hershey Company faces a lawsuit from a shareholder that claims it uses cocoa produced through unlawful child labor in West Africa.