PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) was recognized by the
Civic 50 as the most community-minded company in the Consumer
Discretionary industry. The Civic 50 is an initiative of Points of Light
that sets the standard for corporate civic engagement and creates a
roadmap for companies seeking to best use their time, talent, and
resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they
do business. Hasbro has been recognized by the Civic 50 each year since
the initiative began in 2012.
"Community is one of our core values and is at the heart of our purpose
to make the world a better place for children and their families," said
Brian Goldner, President and CEO, Hasbro, Inc. "All of us at Hasbro are
honored to be recognized once again as one of the most community-minded
companies in America by the Civic 50."
Hasbro's philanthropic programs focus on empowering childhood by
leveraging its company assets to make the greatest possible impact for
the children they support. In 2015, the company contributed $14 million
in total philanthropic support to help more than 3 million children
worldwide, including the donation of more than 700,000 toys and games.
Hasbro also maintains 89 percent employee participation in the
company-sponsored Team Hasbro program where employees volunteer their
time and talent within their communities. According to CECP:
The CEO Force for Good, the average participation for corporate
volunteer programs in 2015 was 31 percent. Hasbro gives employees the
benefit of four hours of paid time off each month to volunteer with
organizations benefitting children.
"Our impact in the community is possible thanks to the heroes among us,
from our passionate, hard-working employees who give generously of their
time and talent, to the consumers who purchase our Hasbro brands, to the
many wonderful organizations we support who make a difference for the
children they serve," said Karen Davis, Senior Vice President of Global
Philanthropy & Social Impact, Hasbro, Inc. "We are all in this together,
doing our best for children who need us most."
To show its gratitude for helping to make the world a better place for
millions of children and their families each year, Hasbro produced this
short video: https://youtu.be/gH7xhJvEq2g.
The Civic 50 survey was developed in partnership with a high-profile
working group of researchers and industry thought leaders. This year's
Civic 50 applicants were evaluated and accrued points based on several
the quantity and impact of financial and human resources applied to
whether internal and external resources are activated to maximize
how a company's community engagement activities support its business
how broadly community engagement is supported and institutionalized
within a company's policies, systems and incentives;
and how a company measures the social and business value of its
community engagement programs.
"Since 2012, we have seen a notable shift in the results from the survey
in a direction that speaks to the commitment of American companies to
connect values of community service and civic engagement to the culture
and operating practices of their business," said Jennifer Lawson,
Executive Director of the Corporate Institute at Points of Light.
To learn more about the Civic 50, to see a full list of the winners and
to access the full report, The 2016 Civic 50: Turning Good Intentions
into Sound Business Practices, which presents the highlights,
trends, benchmarking data and best practices from the 2016 Civic 50,
please visit www.Civic50.org
To learn more about Hasbro's philanthropic programs worldwide, please
HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play
Experiences by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET
SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and
TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games,
television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer
product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and
connection with children and families around the world. The Company's
Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, create
entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including
television, film, digital and more. Through the company's commitment to
corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is
helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact
the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com,
and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews)
and Instagram (@Hasbro).
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Brandon Keough, 401-727-5651
Source: Hasbro, Inc.
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