Environmental Sustainability

Our Approach

As a global company that produces millions of products every year, we recognize that our business has an impact on the environment. Our commitment to environmental sustainability has led us to evaluate and reconsider every element of our business – from product and packaging design to manufacturing, logistics, and operations – in search of opportunities to continuously improve. As we improve our environmental practices, our company grows stronger overall – through more efficient processes, lower operating costs, and a greater focus on innovation across our brands.

At Hasbro, we focus the bulk of our environmental sustainability efforts in two complementary areas: minimizing the environmental footprint of our operations and supply chain, and reducing the environmental impacts of our products and packaging. We also engage our employees, consumers and communities to promote a culture of environmental responsibility. Our efforts are guided by a robust set of goals and key performance indicators (KPIs). For example, we continually look to introduce new business processes and design practices that reduce the natural resources we use and the waste we generate.

Hsabro Sustainability

Hasbro is especially proud to be an industry leader in curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We are open about our efforts and have been formally reporting environmental performance since 2001 when we first committed to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

We met our initial goal in 2007 and, the following year, set an even higher target for 2012: reducing Scope 1 and 2 global GHG emissions1 by 10 percent compared with 2008 levels1. We surpassed this target two years ahead of schedule and achieved a 32 percent reduction by the end of 2012. Since then, we have continued to set and achieve ambitious targets to improve the environmental performance of our global operations and products, including for water and waste. Our progress, and Hasbro’s latest, 2020 sustainability goals are shown below.

Charting Our Progress and Path Forward1

Reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 global GHG emissions by 10 percent by 2012 compared to a 2008 baseline.

Surpassed two years early, and achieved a 32 percent reduction.

Reduce non-hazardous waste to landfill by 15 percent by 2012 compared to a 2008 baseline.

Achieved a 37 percent reduction.

Reduce water use by 15 percent by 2012 compared to a 2008 baseline.

Achieved a 31 percent reduction.

Eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from packaging beginning in 2013, for all new toy and game products.

Eliminated PVC from our toy and game packaging in 2013.

Derive 90 percent of paper and board packaging from recycled material or sources that practice sustainable forest management by 2015.

Achieved 85 percent, and on track to meet 90 percent target.

2020 Sustainability Goals

By end of 2020:

Reduce Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from owned/operated facilities by 20 percent from 2012 levels.
Reduce waste to landfill at owned/operated facilities by 50 percent from 2012 levels.
Reduce water consumption at owned/operated facilities by 15 percent from 2012 levels.
Reduce energy consumption by 25 percent from 2012 levels.

Managing Environmental Performance

At Hasbro, environmental sustainability is a top priority, managed at the highest level.

Our CSR Committee, chaired by the CEO and comprised of senior management team members, oversees all policies and initiatives related to CSR, including environmental sustainability. Our Chief Development Officer oversees climate change and environmental sustainability related issues across our global operations, including supply chain, and for our products and packaging. Hasbro’s Senior Vice President of Global Quality Assurance is responsible for implementing environmental sustainability goals and initiatives throughout the company and supply chain. In addition to these leadership positions, Hasbro maintains several high-level, company-wide working groups that focus on developing and implementing environmental performance initiatives. These include:

  • Product and Packaging Sustainability Group – focused on sustainable product and packaging design, chaired by the Chief Development Officer
  • Global Operations Sustainability Group – focused on operations and supply chain, chaired by the Senior Vice President of Global Quality Assurance
  • In addition, site-based, employee-led Green Teams focus on engaging employees and implementing site-specific environmental improvements
  1. Sustainability targets are based on absolute performance numbers.