Governance and Ethics
Engaging in Public Policy
The toy industry is subject to national and local regulations around the world that directly impact our business. We engage constructively with government agencies, regulators, NGOs, and others, on issues such as product safety, marketing to children, patent reform, and environmental requirements for operations.
Hasbro’s Global Government Affairs team directs and oversees public policy engagement, working closely with regional and country level staff on the ground. Beginning in 2013, our Global Government Affairs team worked collaboratively with U.S. Congress and NGO partners to encourage development of one uniform national standard for chemical safety. This led in 2016 to the passage of The Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), which was the first substantial revision to chemical laws in the U.S. since 1976. The CSIA is designed to provide a unified, national approach to chemicals-management, ensuring that products are uniformly safe for children across all 50 states.
In the European Union (EU), together with Toy Industries of Europe (TIE), Hasbro actively participate with the European Commission’s expert working groups on amendments or interpretations of the Toy Safety Directive. We help lead European toy industry efforts to ensure that any proposed amendments provide a high level of protection for children, while being proportionate to the risks posed, workable and enforceable. We also engage with other policy makers and regulators in developed and emerging markets around the world on issues, including toy safety, chemical management, IP protection and privacy.
Hasbro does not have a U.S. Political Action Committee (PAC). All employees are free to make personal donations to candidates for political office. The U.S. Toy Industry Association does have a PAC, to which Hasbro executives may personally contribute. However, it is important to note that Hasbro’s membership dues to the association are not used to fund the PAC.
Our Political Activity and Lobbying Policy is available online.