PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) was named today as a winner of the inaugural
Climate Leadership Awards, recognizing corporate, organizational, and
individual leadership in addressing climate change and reducing
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Company was honored by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of Climate Change
Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
(formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change), and The Climate
Registry (TCR), for "excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management."
Last October, Hasbro announced that it was on track to reduce global
greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) a further 10 percent for the time period
2008-2012, building upon earlier U.S. reductions of more than 43 percent
from 2000-2007. The Company's decision to report its latest progress
through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an extension of its
voluntary disclosure efforts through the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency's (EPA) Climate Leaders Program. Hasbro was the first company in
the state of Rhode Island and the toy industry to have joined the
Climate Leaders Program.
"I commend Hasbro on its exemplary leadership in cutting carbon
pollution that harms our climate and threatens our health," said Gina
McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Air and Radiation.
"Hasbro and all of our Climate Leadership Award winners demonstrate that
organizations who are taking action to mitigate climate change are also
operating more efficiently, more innovatively, and more competitively."
"C2ES joins EPA and our partners in congratulating Hasbro as an
inaugural recipient of the Climate Leadership Awards," said C2ES
President Eileen Claussen. "Hasbro demonstrates every day that it's
possible to manage your carbon footprint without compromising your
bottom line. Corporate leadership is essential to meeting our climate
and energy challenges. Hasbro's accomplishments will inspire other
companies to act and contribute to strong, sensible policies benefiting
both our economy and our climate."
"We are thrilled to receive this recognition from the EPA and its
partner organizations," said Duncan Billing, Hasbro's Global Chief
Development Officer. "Hasbro is committed to continual improvement in
all facets of corporate social responsibility, and the important strides
we have made in our organization pertaining to reducing greenhouse gas
emissions marks one more very tangible example of the ongoing progress
we are making in the area of environmental sustainability."
Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and
families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment
offerings based on the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys
and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a
comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers
through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such
as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY,
G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. Through the company's deep
commitment to corporate social responsibility, Hasbro is helping to
build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to
positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every
year. The HUB, Hasbro's multi-platform joint venture with Discovery
Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10,
2010. The online home of The HUB is www.hubworld.com.
The HUB logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC.
All rights reserved. © 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Gary Serby, 401-727-5582
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