CSR at Hasbro

Human Rights

The safety, well-being, and dignity of our employees – and workers throughout our supply chain – directly influence our day-to-day operations and how we are viewed by the outside world. The well-being and safety of children is also closely linked to the success of our company.

Recognizing this, we developed a comprehensive approach to human rights in 2013. Our policy formalizes our belief that respecting human rights is essential to Hasbro’s ability to continue creating value for shareholders and supplying consumers with the high quality play products. In 2016, we strengthened our human rights policy to address concerns around forced labor, including forms of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Our Approach

At Hasbro, we believe that all people are entitled to fundamental rights and freedoms. We support the standards of fair treatment and non-discrimination in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

We work to prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts from our own operations and positively influence the human rights actions of our business partners. 

The development of our Human Rights Policy was informed by consultations with key stakeholders. These included participants in our supply chain, monitoring organizations, industry leaders, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and investors. We also assessed and mapped human rights risks and opportunities across the company.

This analysis led us to focus on three primary constituencies: employees, supply chain workers, and children. Each of these groups is essential to Hasbro’s success, and we have developed specific actions to meet their needs.

Human Rights at Hasbro
Employees

We implement our human rights commitments to employees through our Guide to Corporate Conduct, our human resources policies, and our Environment, Health and Safety Policy. Hasbro employees are also responsible for upholding the company’s commitment to human rights across our business operations.

Supply Chain Workers

We require our third-party suppliers and licensees to provide fair and safe working conditions for all workers and to treat their employees with dignity and respect. We implement our human rights commitment in our supply chain through our Global Business Ethics Principles and through our ethical sourcing program.

Children

We believe that the well-being of children globally is inextricably linked to the success of our company. Our commitment to respecting the human rights of children is implemented through:

Our community investments to support children-based initiatives

Our compliance with all applicable conflict minerals regulations.