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Principle of Business Ethics that everyone should know
Forced Labor – The use of forced, bonded, prison, indentured or compulsory labor in the production or manufacture of Hasbro products is prohibited. This includes modern forms of slavery, human trafficking, compulsory overtime or withholding personal papers, work permits, personal identification, or compensation. It is prohibited for factories to allow or require workers to pay employer or labor agent recruitment or other fees to obtain their employment. Workers shall not be subject to unreasonable restrictions of movement.
Child Labor – The use of child labor is prohibited. No person shall be employed in a factory that produces or manufactures any Hasbro product at an age younger than sixteen1, or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher.
Wages and Benefits – Facilities must comply with all applicable national and local wage laws, including minimum and overtime wage laws, or shall be consistent with the prevailing industry wage standards, if higher. Wages should be paid in a timely manner and wage deductions shall not be used as a disciplinary measure. Employee benefits shall be provided in accordance with national and local requirements.
Working Hours – A workweek shall be restricted to 60 hours, including overtime, and workers shall have at least one day off every seven days, except in unusual or emergency situations. All overtime work must be voluntary.
Health and Safety – Facilities shall ensure that all employees have a healthy and safe environment, including in dormitories, where provided. Hasbro expects all Facilities to promote an awareness of health and safety issues to their employees including issues surrounding fire prevention, emergency evacuation, proper use of safety equipment, basic first-aid and the proper use and disposal of hazardous waste materials. Facilities must provide reasonable accommodation to pregnant/nursing women to ensure a healthy and safe environment.
Abuse; Discrimination – Facility employees shall be treated with dignity and respect. No employee shall be subject to abuse, cruel or unusual disciplinary practices or discrimination in employment or hiring on the grounds of race, religion, origin, political affiliation, union membership, sexual preference, age, gender or pregnancy.
Communication of Principles – Facilities will communicate these Principles to employees in an appropriate oral and written fashion and will undertake efforts to educate employees about these Principles on a periodic basis as well as ensure that works have an effective mechanism to report grievances, without fear of retaliation.
Acceptance of Advantages – Hasbro will not tolerate Facilities who do not conduct business in an ethical and proper manner or who use bribes, kickbacks or provide gifts, favors, or services to gain a competitive advantage with Hasbro.