Hasbro has not terminated business relationships due to ideological beliefs, though it does vet suppliers according to LGBTQ policies. Hasbro has partnered with The Conscious Kid, which produces children's books that heavily include race-based talking points influenced by critical race theory. Hasbro does not provide viewpoint protections for employees. The company funds travel expenses for abortions for its employees. For these reasons, Hasbro receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Hasbro received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means Hasbro vets suppliers according to LGBTQ policies.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
“Hasbro matches, dollar-for-dollar, employees donations to accredited higher education institutions and educational foundations” (1). There are no rules specifically prohibiting donations to faith-based organizations.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Hasbro does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Hasbro’s CEO, Brian Goldner, has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge Inclusion (1). The company has also partnered with The Conscious Kid, “an educational partner dedicated to promoting equity, inclusion, and healthy racial identity in kids” (2). Hasbro utilizes this partnership to deliver “anti-racist training” to its employees, in addition to unconscious bias and inclusivity training for employees and managers (3). One employee alleges this training is mandatory, though Hasbro disputes this claim (4)(5). Hasbro developed a pro-abortion “Operation” game, and the proceeds from its sales were meant to fund Planned Parenthood (6). However, Hasbro recalled the game after controversy and has not returned it to shelves.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Hasbro sent a memo to staff affirming its commitment to providing access to “reproductive healthcare” as well as “new enhanced travel benefits,” which would apply to employees, as well as spouses, domestic partners, and dependents (1). Hasbro has provided direct funds to the Urban League of Springfield, Massachusetts (2).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Hasbro does not operate a PAC.
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March 8, 2023
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