Environmental Sustainability

Operations and the Environment

Reducing waste is good business. It allows us to save money while also shrinking our environmental impact. Our comprehensive waste policy requires managers at our owned and operated facilities to document waste management practices and procedures and communicate these to all employees. Facilities must also evaluate all hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams, and identify and document all recyclable or reusable materials.1

Hasbro has been part of the U.S. EPA WasteWise program for over 20 years. We use the program’s management practices and tools to track non-hazardous waste and recycling efforts for our U.S. facilities and to categorize waste and recycling streams to help identify opportunities for improvement. On a global basis, we require facilities to maintain an up-to-date recycling plan that identifies materials to be recycled or reused, methods of collection, and recycling vendors.

Additionally, Hasbro conducts a comprehensive evaluation and on-site audit of all third-party vendors involved in the transportation, treatment, storage, disposal, or recycling of hazardous and regulated waste.  Only approved vendors that meet Hasbro’s strict requirements can be used by a Hasbro facility.

In 2008, Hasbro set a goal to reduce non-recycled non-hazardous waste by 15 percent by 2012. We surpassed this goal, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill by 37 percent compared with the 2008 baseline. We have since set an ambitious goal to reduce the quantity of waste sent to landfills from owned and operated facilities by 50 percent from 2015 levels by 2025.

For product returned to Hasbro in the U.S. and Canada through our Consumer Cares team we have a consumer returns recycling program to responsibly dispose of the product.

Visit our latest CSR Report for our non-hazardous and hazardous waste data, including recycling rates.

  1. Hasbro’s business, solid, production and chemical waste management practices are incorporated in Hasbro’s solid (non-hazardous) waste management standard or hazardous waste management standard.