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Hasbro Recognized as One of the “2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies”

Hasbro has been named one of the “2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies” (WME) by the Ethisphere Institute. The institute is a leading business ethics think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement, and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption, and sustainability. Approximately 5,000 companies were nominated, with 145 making the cut. Hasbro was the only branded play company to receive the honor. “A strong ethical foundation is a competitive advantage, and Hasbro recognizes the important role corporate responsibility can play in improving its bottom line,” said Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute, in a press release.

To select companies for the list, the Ethisphere Institute ranks organizations by reviewing codes of ethics, litigation, and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; reviewing activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers, and customers.

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Hasbro to Eliminate PVC From Packaging

Hasbro, Inc. announced that it will eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from all new core toy and game packaging, beginning in 2013. Hasbro has already begun to phase out PVC from some packaging.

Phasing out PVC in packaging is Hasbro’s most recent effort in a series of sustainable packaging initiatives by the company. The efforts, including eliminating wire ties, increasing recycled content, and sourcing paper, are designed to minimize the impact on natural resources.

To learn more about Hasbro’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, visit www.hasbro.com/csr.

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