Hasbro was recently named one of America’s most JUST companies, but the timing couldn’t be more awkward. The company is currently facing backlash for its partnership with the controversial organization, Girls Scouts of the USA.
The partnership has been criticized by many who feel that it’s inappropriate for a toy company to be involved with an organization that promotes girls’ empowerment. Hasbro has responded to the criticism by saying that it’s committed to empowering girls and that its partnership with the Girls Scouts is part of that commitment.
While the company’s intentions may be good, the timing of this recognition is certainly not ideal.
Hasbro, Inc. has been named one of America’s Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital for the second year in a row.
The list recognizes public companies that outperform their peers on the issues Americans care about most, including fair pay and benefits, job creation, customer satisfaction, environmental impact, and community support.
Hasbro was ranked #39 out of 100 companies overall and is the only toy company to make the list.This recognition comes at a time when the company is facing criticism for its decision to produce a controversial new doll based on the character Pennywise from Stephen King’s horror novel IT.
The doll has been criticized for its eerie resemblance to the child-killing clown from the book and movie, and many parents have called for a boycott of the product. Despite the backlash, Hasbro seems committed to producing the doll, which is set to hit store shelves this fall.
In a statement, the company said it has “the utmost respect for Stephen King” and believes that Pennywise is “a pop culture icon that has captivated generations.”
Hasbro, Inc. has been included on the list of America’s Most JUST Companies for 2020, released by the nonprofit organization JUST Capital. The ranking is based on a public survey of what Americans believe are the most important issues facing large corporations, including how they treat their employees, customers, and the environment.
The announcement comes at a time when Hasbro is under fire for its treatment of factory workers in China who make its products. In recent months, there have been reports of workers being forced to work excessive overtime, being paid below minimum wage, and being denied basic benefits like healthcare.
Despite these allegations, Hasbro has defended its record, saying that it is “committed to maintaining high standards of ethical business practices” and that it regularly audits its factories to ensure compliance with labor laws.
JUST Capital’s rankings are based on a public survey of what Americans believe are the most important issues facing large corporations. Hasbro ranked highly in several categories, including employee treatment, customer satisfaction, and environmental sustainability.
However, the company’s ranking could be jeopardized if the allegations of poor treatment of factory workers in China are proven to be true.
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