Media Kit
  • September 25, 2014

    Building a Brand Based on Trust

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  • May 5, 2014

    Six Youth Named as Hasbro Community Action Heroes for Exceptional Service, Leadership and Advocacy in their Local and Global Communities

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  • Apr 28, 2014

    Hasbro Ranks in Top 25 in Annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" List

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  • March 24, 2014

    Hasbro Named as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for Third Year

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  • March 19, 2014

    Hasbro Named by U.S. EPA as a Winner of 2014 Climate Leadership Award and Receives LEED® Gold Certification from U.S. Green Building Council

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  • 2013
  • December 20, 2013

    Environmental Sustainability Newsletter - December 2013

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  • December 9, 2013

    Hasbro Employees Worldwide Make the Holidays Brighter for Thousands of Children in Need

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  • December 5, 2013

    Hasbro, Inc. Named One of America's Most Community-Minded Companies

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  • September 12, 2013

    Hasbro Announces 2020 Sustainability Goals

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  • June 26, 2013

    Hasbro Receives Environmental Merit Award by U.S. EPA

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  • April 23, 2013

    Leading CSR at Hasbro With Some Help From Transformers & GI Joe

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  • April 11, 2013

    Hasbro Ranks at No. 7 in CR Magazine's Annual '100 Best Corporate Citizens' List

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  • March 13, 2013

    Hasbro Named Among Ethisphere's 2013 "World's Most Ethical Companies" for Second Consecutive Year

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  • March 6, 2013

    Hasbro Receives SGP Re-certification for Sustainable In-Plant Print Facility

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  • January 15, 2013

    Hasbro Implements Single-Stream Recycling at All Rhode Island Facilities

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  • 2012
  • December 3, 2012

    2011 Report Update

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    Climate Counts Scorecard

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  • November 19, 2012

    GenerationOn and Hasbro, Inc. Team Up to Inspire Kids to Be Joy Makers and Spread Joy through Acts of Service This Holiday Season

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  • November 8, 2012

    Hasbro, Inc. Named One of America's Most Community-Minded Companies in "The Civic 50"

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  • November 2, 2012

    Hasbro, Inc. Provides Donation of Cash to Relief Agencies and Games to Shelters to Assist with the Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

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  • October 1, 2012

    Hasbro Makes Double-Digit Gains on the 2012 Carbon Disclosure Project Index

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  • August 16, 2012

    Hasbro Recognized as 2012 "Green Giant" for Sustainable Packaging Leadership

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  • July 31, 2012

    Hasbro Shares How to Pick the 'Middle Hanging Fruit' of Logistics

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  • July 30, 2012

    Hasbro's Massachusetts-Based Manufacturing Facility Recognized by OSHA as a Leader in Employee Health and Safety for Second Consecutive Year

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  • June 13, 2012

    Third Annual Hasbro Community Action Hero Awards Recognize Youth Service Leaders From Across the United States

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  • May 3, 2012

    Hasbro Named to Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes

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  • April 18, 2012

    Hasbro Debuts at No. 23 in CR Magazine's Annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" List

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  • April 10, 2012

    Hasbro Announces Its Newest Sustainable Packaging Initiative; Company to Improve Product-to-Packaging Ratios for Range of Global Brands

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  • March 19, 2012

    Hasbro Named as One of Ethisphere's 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies

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  • February 29, 2012

    Hasbro Named by EPA as a Winner of Inaugural Climate Leadership Award

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  • January 19, 2012

    Kathrin Belliveau, Hasbro Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Named as 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics in 2011

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  • January 19, 2012

    Hasbro Recognized as One of FORTUNE'S U.S. "100 Best Companies" for Second Year in a Row

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  • 2011
  • December 30, 2011

    What Will Be the Biggest Driver for Corporate Sustainability in 2012?

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  • December 22, 2011

    Hasbro Inc. Statement Regarding NGO Allegations on Factory Conditions

    Immediately following some unsubstantiated allegations posted by an outside group regarding working conditions at the Jet Fair factory, Hasbro, together with ICTI, deployed a team to investigate, as we take such claims very seriously. Following an unannounced, nine-hour inspection of the facility this past week, we are satisfied that Jet Fair meets with Hasbro's rigorous requirements.

    While Hasbro is committed to continual improvement in all facets of corporate social responsibility, including continued ethical product manufacturing at Jet Fair and all factories that produce Hasbro products, the inflammatory allegations made by the NGO in their report were unsubstantiated by our investigation. As a matter of course, Hasbro will continue to monitor conditions at Jet Fair and all of our factories.

    The Company has a strong track record and has had long-standing policies and processes in place for years to help ensure good working conditions, including health and safety, at factories making our products. We strive to conduct business throughout our supply chain in accordance with the highest ethical standards, and we utilize not only ICTI-- but also our own on-the-ground workforce-- to monitor social compliance.

    For more information about Hasbro's comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, including more detail regarding Hasbro's policies and practices related to ethical product manufacturing, please visit Hasbro.com/csr.

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  • December 21, 2011

    Hasbro's Gift of Play Program Helps to Make the Holiday Season Bright for Children and Families in Need

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  • December 8, 2011

    Hasbro Announces Commitment to Eliminate PVC from Core Product Packaging

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  • December 8, 2011

    Hasbro Maps CSR Journey with First Corporate Responsibility Report

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  • December 8, 2011

    Hasbro's first CSR report: Greening GI Joe

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  • December 7, 2011

    Hasbro Leads Toy and Children's Sector on 2011 Climate Counts Scorecard

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  • November 14, 2011

    MONOPOLY Invites Kids to Help Others While Playing Games

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  • November 1, 2011

    Hasbro Unveils Comprehensive Paper Procurement Policy as Part of Ongoing Commitment to Industry Leadership in Environmental Sustainability

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  • October 12, 2011

    Hasbro, Inc. Announces It is on Track to Further Reduce Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Based on Company's Stated Long-Term Goals

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  • September 14, 2011

    Hasbro's Massachusetts-Based Manufacturing Facility Recognized as Leader in Health and Safety Excellence

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  • September 6, 2011

    Hasbro, Inc. "Plays a Helping Hand" for Millions of Children Worldwide

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  • September 2, 2011

    Hasbro Helps Families Prepare for National Family Game Night on September 28 with the Great Games Trade-In

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  • 2010
  • November 22, 2010

    Hasbro Sets New Environmental Sustainability Goals

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  • 2008
  • Hasbro's East Longmeadow Facility Recognized by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships for its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measures for a "Demonstrated 15.4 Percent Reduction in Energy Use"

  • Hasbro recognized at the U.S. EPA Climate Leaders Partner Recognition Event for achieving its greenhouse gas reduction goal.





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How can I be sure that Hasbro's products are safe?

Hasbro is proud of its deep and long-standing commitment to product safety. All of our products meet or exceed not only applicable federal and international standards but also our additional, internal standards. To ensure compliance with our high standards, Hasbro requires tests and quality control checks at multiple stages of the manufacturing process. These procedures, which have been in place for years, have always included – and continue to include – independent, third-party testing of our products.

Over the past several years, we have not issued any safety recalls of Hasbro products due to lack of compliance with our manufacturing processes or safety standards. Furthermore, we are proud that during the toy industry crisis of 2007 when millions of toys had to be recalled around the world because they contained lead paint and hazardous magnets, none of Hasbro's products were affected, and consumers could purchase them with confidence. As a safety conscious company, Hasbro has processes and systems in place to ensure that, once products reach consumers' hands, their use and potential safety concerns are being carefully monitored. In the event that Hasbro determines that a recall or other corrective action is necessary to protect consumers, we take prompt action. In these circumstances, Hasbro has established comprehensive systems to advise consumers, retailers, and applicable authorities across the globe.

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What is Hasbro's position on sustainability and responsible supply chain management as it relates to packaging?

Hasbro is proud of its commitment to producing sustainable packaging. In November 2011, Hasbro unveiled a new Paper and Forest Procurement Policy (PFPP) intended to ensure that procurement decisions align with the Company's commitment to environmental sustainability and support sustainable forest management.

The PFPP reiterates the Company's aggressive goal of 90 percent usage of paper packaging and in-box game content derived from recycled material or sources that practice sustainable forest management by 2015. The policy also sets stringent vendor requirements for credible third party certification (such as the Forest Stewardship Council) of fiber. In addition, as one facet of the PFPP's standards related to avoiding fiber from controversial sources, the Company is requiring that no sources of Mixed Tropical Hardwood (MTH) virgin fiber be used in products, including packaging. In 2011, Hasbro directed suppliers to stop using paper coming from unsustainably managed forests.

The company has also taken the additional step of achieving FSC certification for its U.S. and Ireland manufacturing facilities. These ongoing efforts support our sustainable packaging initiatives, first launched in 2010, which today include:

  • Reducing packaging waste by improving product-to-package ratio: In April 2012, Hasbro announced plans to reduce materials used in product packaging which will result in an approximate 15 percent improvement in the average product-to-package ratio of brands and products included in the initiative.
  • Phasing-out of PVC in packaging: In 2011, Hasbro announced plans to eliminate PVC from all new core toy and game packaging beginning in 2013.
  • Increasing recycled content: In 2011, Hasbro achieved its goal to derive at least 75 percent of paper and board packaging from recycled material, or from sources that practice sustainable forest management. By 2015, Hasbro plans to increase that target to 90 percent.
  • Eliminating wire ties: In 2011, Hasbro replaced all wire ties in its packages with ties made from paper rattan or bamboo mix to reduce environmental impact. The effort eliminated approximately 34,000 miles of wire ties — more than enough to wrap around the circumference of the Earth.
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How does Hasbro ensure its products do not include lead paint?

Hasbro has a comprehensive, global quality assurance program designed to prevent lead paint and other quality and safety issues. We believe this is why Hasbro was not one of the companies that had to recall products during the toy industry crisis of 2007 when millions of toys had to be recalled around the world due to lead paint. Hasbro was proud that all of its products were not only compliant but also safe and consumers could purchase them with confidence. Our programs in this area include: paint testing processes (for paint prior to its application to Hasbro products), safety and quality control checks at multiple stages of the manufacturing process, and independent, third-party testing of products imported from China.

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Do Hasbro products contain PVC or phthalates?

PVC is a widely used durable material that can be found in everyday products, from plumbing pipes, drinking water supply lines, and medical devices (e.g. blood bags, catheters, dialysis equipment, examination gloves, etc.) to vinyl siding and vinyl flooring for homes, car interiors, upholstery, shower curtains and clothing.

With respect to the use of PVC and phthalates in toys and childcare items, Hasbro has carefully considered the science, together with the toy industry and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission through its Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP), and the European Union Commission's Chemicals Bureau Agency; based on these comprehensive government studies, we firmly believe that toys and childcare articles made from PVC and softened with phthalates pose no health risk to children. Nevertheless, all Hasbro toys and childcare items comply with all applicable global laws and regulations, including phthalates restrictions set forth in the European Union Phthalates Directive and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).

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Are Hasbro products imported from China?

Hasbro products are manufactured in a number of countries – including in the United States and Ireland (in our owned and operated factories), as well as in China (in vendor factories). Hasbro's rigorous safety and manufacturing standards apply to all of our products, wherever in the world they are made. With respect to China, Hasbro has a team of quality control engineers and inspectors who are trained to ensure that our quality and safety systems are being followed. This team, based in Hong Kong and China, is integrated within Hasbro's U.S.-based global Quality Assurance, Safety, and Audit organization, and its role is to ensure that these vendors are producing products that comply with our high safety and quality standards. The Hasbro team has many responsibilities, among which are performing on-site factory visits (both announced and unannounced) and audits, particularly during the manufacturing and testing processes.

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How does Hasbro address human rights?

At Hasbro, we're committed to respecting and promoting people's fundamental rights and freedoms. In 2013, we released a human rights policy that outlines our commitment, along with our human rights focus areas, implementation strategies, and governance structure. The policy includes strategies to prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts from our operations, in addition to detailing how stakeholders can report human rights concerns.

We have three core human rights focus areas: our employees, our supply chain workers, and children.

  • Employees are our greatest asset. We recognize that our business is most successful when our employees are treated with dignity and respect, and we live up to these principles through our Guide to Corporate Conduct, our human resources policies, and our Environment, Health, and Safety Policy.
  • We require our partners, suppliers, and licensees to provide fair and safe working conditions for all workers and to treat their employees with the same dignity and respect we show our own employees. We implement our commitment to human rights in our supply chain through our Global Business Ethics Principles and the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) Code of Business Practices.
  • Our human rights policy also reflects our longstanding commitment to the welfare of children globally. We invest in community programs that promote children's well-being and take measures to ensure that our suppliers do not employ children.

For more information on our human rights commitment, please read our human rights policy.

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Does the SEC Conflict Minerals ruling apply to Hasbro? If yes, what steps is Hasbro taking?

In August 2012, the United States (US) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized the Conflict Minerals rule which was originally mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act in an effort to further the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the adjoining region, which is partly funded by the mining of conflict minerals. Conflict Minerals include cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, gold and wolframite as well as their derivatives better known as tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (3TG). The US SEC rule requires all public companies, including Hasbro, to conduct due diligence of their supply chain in alignment with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) framework to determine if their products contain 3TG coming from the DRC and the adjoining countries.

Hasbro has a conflict minerals policy in place and condemns the ongoing violence and humanitarian crisis in the DRC. Hasbro recognizes its role to protect human rights and is taking steps to fully comply with US SEC conflict minerals rule. This includes implementation of a program that enables supply chain transparency and responsibility in line with the OECD framework. For inquiries related to conflict minerals, contact conflictminerals@hasbro.com

Hasbro's 2013 Conflict Minerals Report is available online

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How does Hasbro manage working conditions and social compliance in toy factories?

Hasbro takes manufacturing ethics very seriously, and we were a leading toy company to formalize a program to monitor and improve workplace conditions in China. This program was put in place in the early 1990s. Factories selected to manufacture Hasbro product must comply not only with Hasbro's Global Business Ethics Principles but also with the International Council of Toy Industry (ICTI) Code of Business Practices. These factories are regularly audited by an independent, third party audit firm to ensure that products are being produced under humane and safe working conditions. Hasbro also reserves the right to conduct announced and unannounced on-site factory inspections. If an instance of non-compliance within a factory is brought to our attention, Hasbro promptly investigates the issue and determines the appropriate corrective action for the factory, with a goal of not only maintaining the integrity of our ethics policies but also causing the least amount of disruption to workers. Where a supplier is ultimately unwilling or unable to meet our corrective action plan, we discontinue our relationship with the non-conforming factory.

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Does Hasbro disclose vendor compliance results?

Hasbro discloses the vendors in China who comprise the majority of China production for Hasbro, as well as their International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) Seal of Compliance levels. All third party factories, located where the ICTI CARE program operates, are required to maintain a Seal of Compliance from the ICTI CARE program. For more information including a breakdown of the seal levels for the factories, please visit our CSR website at http://csr.hasbro.com/das02-products.php.

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How did Hasbro respond to NGO allegations in December 2011 regarding factory conditions?

Immediately following some unsubstantiated allegations posted by an outside group regarding working conditions at the Jet Fair factory, Hasbro, together with the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI), deployed a team to investigate, as we take such claims very seriously. Following an unannounced, nine-hour inspection of the facility, we were satisfied that Jet Fair meets with Hasbro's rigorous requirements.

While Hasbro is committed to continual improvement in all facets of corporate social responsibility, including continued ethical product manufacturing at Jet Fair and all factories that produce Hasbro products, the inflammatory allegations made by the NGO in their report were unsubstantiated by our investigation. As a matter of course, Hasbro will continue to monitor conditions at Jet Fair and all of our factories.

Hasbro has a strong track record and has had long-standing policies and processes in place for years to help ensure good working conditions, including health and safety, at factories making our products. We strive to conduct business throughout our supply chain in accordance with the highest ethical standards, and we utilize not only ICTI-- but also our own on-the-ground workforce-- to monitor social compliance.

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Do you ever encounter problems in third party factories that manufacture your products?

A recurring problem the toy industry faces in Asia is inaccurate record keeping at the factory-level, making the verification of proper wages and working hours difficult. In addition, due to the detailed nature of industry and company health and safety requirements, it is not uncommon for factories to require improvement in this area. When instances of non-compliance are found, Hasbro works with factories to address the issues and prevent further non-compliance. Once again, however, if a supplier demonstrates an inability to address shortfalls and meet our standards, we terminate our relationship with that factory.

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Do you disclose the names and locations of your factories?

Yes. We own and operate two factories making Hasbro products.Both factories are principally focused on production of our puzzles and board games. We also manufacture products using third party vendors that we do not own or operate. For a list of Hasbro owned and operated factories and Hasbro's third party vendors and factories visit http://csr.hasbro.com/downloads/Hasbro_factories.pdf.

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Does Hasbro publish a formal Corporate Social Responsibility or Sustainability Report?

We have long recognized the importance of communicating with key stakeholders on issues of sustainability and have programs in place to ensure the appropriate level of disclosure and transparency on these important issues. We believe that our communication programs and ongoing discussions have allowed us to be both responsive and efficient with our major stakeholders. We report information about our CSR programs and progress on our corporate website at www.hasbro.com/csr. Additionally, Hasbro began publically reporting its carbon emissions through the Climate Disclosure Project in 2011.

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What is Hasbro doing about climate change?

Hasbro became a charter member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leaders Program in 2002. This made Hasbro the first company in Rhode Island, and the first company in our industry, to partner with the EPA in the Climate Leaders Program, an industry and government partnership that encouraged companies to voluntarily develop long-term comprehensive climate change strategies. At the time, Hasbro pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our operations in the United States by 30 percent from 2000 to 2007. We exceeded our initial goal and cut emissions by more than 43 percent.

These reductions were achieved by implementing energy conservation measures, along with facilities consolidation. Energy conservation measures include behavioral modifications, building envelope upgrades, lighting efficiency improvements, and HVAC and compressed air system improvements. Measures range from simple activities such as the installation of motion detectors for lighting control to complex controls projects, which monitor and adjust the building environment to minimize energy usage.

In 2010, we met and exceeded our goal to reduce global Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 10 percent from 2008 - two years ahead of schedule. In 2011, we began reporting our greenhouse gas emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the first time. CDP is an independent not-for-profit that maintains the world's largest database of corporate climate change information.

Hasbro is also working to address climate change through our logistics operations. Emissions reduction initiatives include our regional distribution model, container load maximization program, off-peak loading and unloading, use of closest port, and our utilization of a train line in China to move containers to port instead of numerous truck haulers.

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Is greenhouse gas emissions data reported by Hasbro externally verified?

Trucost has assessed the greenhouse gas emissions data reported by Hasbro Inc. based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative laid out by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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Who is responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Hasbro?

The highest level of responsibility for CSR at Hasbro resides with the Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors of Hasbro, Inc. A CSR Committee, chaired by the CEO and comprised of members of the executive team, meets regularly to review Hasbro's performance on CSR issues and to make policy decisions on CSR related matters. Our Chief Global Development Officer is responsible for ensuring that all Hasbro products and packaging meet our sustainability standards and oversees climate change issues related to Hasbro owned and third-party factories, as well as owned and operated facilities, which includes quality, ethical manufacturing, and environmental, health, and safety. Additionally, the company has a formal CSR practice led by a Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Government Affairs, and all employees, officers and Board members are subject to Hasbro's Code of Conduct. Finally, Hasbro's Corporate Goals include CSR, and the CEO's annual performance goals are tied to CSR.

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What are the most substantive changes Hasbro is making to help improve the Company's environmental sustainability initiatives?

Environmental sustainability has been, and continues to be a high priority for Hasbro. Our commitment to environmental sustainability includes our products and packaging. We are working hard to reduce packaging and to maximize the use of recycled materials for our packaging. For example, we eliminated the use of wire ties in packaging, replacing them with more environmentally sustainable ties made from paper rattan or bamboo mix. Additionally, at least 75 percent of paper and board packaging in Hasbro toys is recycled or comes from sources that practice sustainable forest management. By 2015, we aim to reach 90 percent usage of these materials and sources for all paperboard packaging and in-box content.

Additionally, Hasbro will eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from all new core toy and game packaging beginning in 2013. Hasbro has already begun to phase out PVC from some packaging, and has committed to completely eliminating PVC in packaging for new product beginning in 2013. Hasbro is also committed to reducing packaging waste by improving product-to-package ratio.

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