This excerpt taken from the HSY DEF 14A filed Mar 10, 2005.
Orientation Each new Board member shall undergo an orientation designed to educate the director about the Company and his/her obligations as a director. At a minimum, the orientation shall include meetings with several members of the Hershey Executive Team and the Chief Governance Officer, a tour of key facilities and review of reference materials regarding the Company and corporate governance, the Companys strategic plan and the last annual report.
Ongoing Education The Company will pay reasonable expenses for each director to attend at least one relevant continuing education program each year. Directors are encouraged but not required to attend. In addition, the Company will keep directors informed of significant developments as appropriate. Each Board meeting shall include a report to directors on (1) significant business developments affecting the Company, (2) significant legal developments affecting the Company, and (3) significant legal developments affecting the Board members obligations as directors.