Hasbro Ranks No. 1 on 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
PAWTUCKET, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hasbro,
Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today that it ranked No. 1 on the 2017
100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, which ranks the
most transparent and responsible companies in the U.S. This is the first
time that Hasbro has been ranked first overall, and the third
consecutive year it has ranked in the top five.
“We are deeply humbled to be ranked No. 1 for our commitment and
performance in Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability,” said
Brian Goldner, chairman and CEO, Hasbro, Inc. “Being a responsible
corporate citizen is core to our business strategy, how we operate and
who we are as a company. Today, more than ever, consumers, investors and
employees around the world expect companies to act responsibly and
transparently, and we are committed to continuing to raise the bar for
ourselves in this area.”
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list is based on a rigorous, independent
analysis of the companies in the Russell 1000 Index across 260 data
points. Hasbro’s advancements in sustainable packaging, renewable energy
and climate change, as well as human rights, inclusion and community,
contributed to its No. 1 ranking.
“At Hasbro, the principles that make us a leading corporate citizen are
deeply embedded in our values and culture, which our talented employees
embrace each and every day,” said Kathrin Belliveau, senior vice
president, Global Government, Regulatory Affairs and CSR. “By striving
to continuously reduce our environmental footprint, positively influence
human rights, and responsibly source materials, we’re helping to make
the world a better place for children and families.”
CR Magazine is America’s leading voice on corporate
responsibility, providing case studies, analyzing best practices, and
tracking trends in the five primary segments of CR: energy and the
environment, risk management, governance and compliance, employee
relations, and human rights.
The ranking builds on significant CSR distinctions Hasbro has received
in the past year, including being named a 2017
World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere
Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of
ethical business practices; ranking No. 1 in Newsweek’s
2016 Green Rankings, which ranks the top 500 U.S. corporate leaders
in environmental performance; and recognition from Civic
50, a Points of Light initiative, as the most
community-minded company in the consumer discretionary industry.
To learn more about Hasbro’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts,
please visit www.hasbro.com/csr.
HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating
the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to
television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers
a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands,
including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY,
LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING. The Company’s Hasbro
Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands
globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through
its commitment to corporate social responsibility and
philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for
children and their families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com,
and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews)
and Instagram (@Hasbro).
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Julie Duffy, 401-727-5931