Pawtucket, R.I., April 20, 2015 -- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced today that it has been named as the second most transparent and responsible company in the U.S., according to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2015.
This is the second time that Hasbro has ranked in the Top 10 and the fourth consecutive year that the Company has ranked in the Top 25.The Company ranked #2 this year, rising 20 spots, in recognition of its stellar performance in seven key areas: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy.
“We are deeply honored to be recognized as the #2 most responsible company in recognition of our leadership and advancements in corporate social responsibility,” said Brian Goldner, President and Chief Executive Officer.“As we pursue our mission of ‘Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences,’ we know that making ethical business choices and operating with integrity is the surest path to maintaining the Hasbro brand as a trustmark and creating value for all of our stakeholders, including our consumers, customers, retailers, investors and employees.”
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 303 data points of disclosure and performance measures —from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy & community support. The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index and can be found at www.thecro.com.“We are thrilled to be included in this prestigious and influential corporate ranking,” said Kathrin Belliveau, Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance. “We continuously challenge ourselves to advance our social and environmental performance and remain committed to transparency and disclosure of goals, metrics and achievements across our key CSR focus areas, including product safety, environmental sustainability, human rights, ethical sourcing and diversity and inclusion.”
To learn more about Hasbro's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, please visit www.hasbro.com/csr.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews).
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