Corprate Bias Ratings
Hasbro vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, though the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care" for its employees and their children. 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 its 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. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.
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.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
The company’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 pledged an unreported sum of corporate funding to the Black Lives Matter organization and related causes, including the Urban League of Springfield, Massachusetts (2)(3)(4). Hasbro has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (5)(6).
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September 19, 2023
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