Hasbro, Inc. 2020 Renewable Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Statement
As part of our commitment to environmental responsibility, in 2019 we continued to meet our 100% renewable energy goal for global owned and operated facilities. Hasbro consumed 24,208 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity throughout the year. To address our carbon footprint associated with this electricity consumption, Hasbro purchased Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), which each represent one MWh of renewable energy generated on a shared grid.
To further support the generation of renewable energy, we purchased RECs to cover more than 100% of the electricity we consumed in each market where they were available. For two markets in which RECs were not available, we purchased carbon offsets to address the emissions generated by the electricity consumed at these facilities.
The RECs Hasbro purchased are from a mix of renewable resources including wind, solar, biomass, landfill gas or hydroelectric sources and are independently verified and issued by the appropriate local attribute tracking systems, including the European Energy Certificate System, I-REC Standard, and the relevant regional tracking systems in the US. RECs issued in the US and Canada are additionally verified by an independent auditor and certified under the Green-e® Renewable Energy Standard. for Canada and the United States.
We also purchase carbon offsets to match the remaining GHG emissions generated by the combustion of fuel at our owned and operated facilities, company vehicles, all employee business air travel and the remaining small amount of emissions generated by electricity consumption at our facilities in markets where RECs are not available. Carbon offsets are issued from projects or activities that result in carbon emissions avoided or reduced. Emissions reductions are quantified and verified according to scientifically supported standards. The carbon offsets Hasbro purchased are verified by an accredited third-party and issued by the Climate Action Reserve, an internationally recognized offset registry.
The details of our Renewable Energy Certificates and Carbon Offsets are included in the chart below.
Hasbro 2019 Energy and Emissions Data Table