CSR at Hasbro
Letter from our CEO
We’re a company that is passionate about storytelling. We express our creative spirit through our toys, games, and entertainment experiences—from the fun-filled worlds children create while playing with Hasbro toys to the stories told by TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, and other Hasbro franchise brands across traditional and new media formats, including television, movies, digital, and online.
But while we love to create compelling and engaging experiences for kids and families globally, we’re even more passionate about creating meaning within our own story.
We believe every day is a chance to be better. We demonstrate this through our values and actions as a company. In our commitment to maintain the highest safety standards in our industry. In our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our operations and products. In our work to build a sustainable supply chain that protects the safety, well-being, and dignity of workers. In our desire to expand the inclusiveness and reach of our brand stories and products. And through our investments in our employees, our workplace, and the communities we are honored to serve.
Through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) website and reports, we provide a detailed look at the progress Hasbro has made in our three key CSR priorities—product safety, environmental responsibility, and ethical sourcing—in addition to areas like human rights, responsible marketing, philanthropy, and more. We also communicate our vision for the future, which includes ambitious, measurable goals for reducing our energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and landfill waste by 2020, among other important CSR targets.
We’ve made great gains in each of these areas over the past years, and I look forward to sharing these stories.
As a result of these and other accomplishments, Ethisphere Institute once again named Hasbro one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies®, and Corporate Responsibility Magazine ranked Hasbro one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. We’re tremendously proud of this recognition and the responsibility that comes with it.
Our CSR journey is ongoing. It started more than 90 years ago, when we began creating the play experiences that consumers have come to trust across generations and geographies. It has continued as we have grown into a global play and entertainment leader and reaffirmed our commitment to act responsibly and operate with the utmost integrity in every circumstance.
And it will endure in the future, as our franchise brands introduce new entertainment and storytelling opportunities—and as new CSR challenges present themselves.
Through it all, we will continue to honor the trust that parents and caregivers place in us by maintaining the highest ethical standards and refusing to compromise on the issues that matter most to the global Hasbro community.
Our stories make up who we are. By living our values and acting with purpose, we continue to evolve our own story—striving to uphold Hasbro’s commitment to make every day better than the last.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer