Civic 50 finds Hasbro most civic-minded company

Civic 50 finds Hasbro most civic-minded company

PAWTUCKET – City-based toymaker Hasbro was recognized last week 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 road map for companies seeking to best use 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 at Hasbro. “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 three 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 benefiting 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 and social impact at Hasbro. “We are all in this together, doing our best for children who need us most.”