Hasbro Sustainability Report: Cuts GHG 10%, Beats Water and Paper Goals
Hasbro Inc. has reduced its scopes 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s latest corporate social responsibility 2011 update.
The report, which covers progress over the 2011 calendar year as a mid-cycle benchmark to the company’s biannual full CSR report, shows that in 2010 Hasbro produced 30,480 metric tons of CO2e compared to 27,340 in 2011. Hasbro is also reporting an overall scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions reduction of 20 percent against the company’s 2008 baseline. The company began disclosing its environmental metrics through the Carbon Disclosure Project in 2011.
Hasbro used the report to highlight its efforts to begin extensively tracking supply chain and support service, or scope 3, emissions. The company is working with its outsourced manufacturing facilities to establish internal processes to track emissions and has begun to solicit third-party verification of this data.
Hasbro says that 96 percent of its US product shipments go via SmartWay carrier members. SmartWay companies track fuel usage for reporting efficiency of carbon emission reductions. In addition, 93 percent of Hasbro containers were moved to their domestic distribution facility during off-peak hours in 2011, as part of an initiative to reduce carbon emissions at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., the report says.
The company’s energy use dropped 6.7 percent year-on-year, from 261,019 GJ in 2010 to 243,465 GJ in 2011. Since Hasbro’s 2008 baseline year the company has reduced its energy use by 21 percent.
Hasbro reduced water use by 12.5 percent in 2011, for a cumulative reduction of 18.7 percent from a 2008 baseline, surpassing its goal of 15 percent water use reduction well before its 2012 year-end target, the report says. In 2008, Hasbro’s US operations used 19.85 million gallons of water. In 2010, the company used 18.44 million gallons and in 2011, it used 16.14 million gallons. The company describes itself as “not a heavy water user.”
The company’s non-hazardous waste production fell just over 25 percent year-on-year from 11,631 short tons in 2010 to 8,641 short tons in 2011. Since 2008, Hasbro’s non-hazardous waste production has dropped 25 percent and its recycling rate has hovered around the 83 percent mark.
Hasbro has more than halved its hazardous waste production year-on-year, from 76 short tons in 2010 to 35 short tons in 2011. In 2008, the company produced 105 short tons of hazardous waste.
The company exceeded its 2011 goal to derive at least 75 percent of paper and board packaging from recycled material, or from sources that practice sustainable forest management. To keep the momentum, it plans to increase its target to 90 percent usage of these materials and sources for all paper-board packaging and in-box game content by 2015.
In 2011, Hasbro completed its voluntary phase out of Bisphenol-A, or BPA, a compound used to strengthen polycarbonate plastic, and BPA is no longer intentionally added to Hasbro products, the report says.
Hasbro says it will publish a full, GRI-based CSR report in 2013 to cover progress and goals during calendar year 2012. To read EL’s coverage of Hasbro’s 2010 corporate social responsibility report, click here.
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