Earlier today, Bleeding Cool drew attention to the report from the The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights regarding the working conditions in China for those manufacturing Transformers toys for Hasbro.
Hasbro has now responded to this report. And it’s not quite the completely dismissive response I was expecting. They have told Bleeding Cool;
Hasbro takes all claims involving working conditions very seriously, and we are immediately investigating. The Company has a strong track record and has had long-standing policies and processes in place for years to help ensure good working conditions, including health and safety, at factories making our products. We strive to conduct business throughout our supply chain in accordance with the highest ethical standards, and we utilize not only ICTI– but also our own on-the-ground workforce– to monitor social compliance. For more information about Hasbro’s comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, including more detail regarding Hasbro’s policies and practices related to ethical product manufacturing, please visit Hasbro.com/csr.
We look forward to further information regarding this from both parties.
Hasbro, more than meets the eye?