Global branded play company Hasbro been named to CR Magazine’s 2012 “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list, debuting at the 23rd spot. With operations in Malaysia, the maker of TRANSFORMERS, NERF, MONOPOLY, PLAYDOH and PLAYSKOOL, was recognized for its increasing transparency regarding the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, including product safety, environmental sustainability and manufacturing ethics. Other notable companies making the list this year include Starbucks, Pepsico, Procter & Gamble, and GE.
“We are honored to be recognized for our leadership in corporate social responsibility,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s President and CEO. “This is a testament to our corporate values and employee commitment across our global organization in making a positive impact on people and communities around the world. Integrity and responsibility are central to how Hasbro operates.”
This recognition builds on the leadership distinctions Hasbro has received from several prestigious organizations in 2012 for its CSR efforts. In March, Hasbro was recognized as one of the “2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute, a leading global business ethics think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.
In February, Hasbro received an inaugural Climate Leadership Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as a result of its continued efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
“Hasbro has a long history of industry leadership in product safety, environmental sustainability and manufacturing ethics, and we are increasing transparency and stakeholder engagement around those important issues,” said Kathrin Belliveau, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Hasbro. “Our commitment to doing the right thing for the people we serve and those making our products, as well as helping to protect our global resources is at the heart of our CSR efforts.”