December 20, 2018
In an effort to help improve the lives of female factory workers, Hasbro is adopting Gap Inc.'s P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program and the Business for Social Responsibility’s (BSR) HERhealth program, which provides educational opportunities to help women succeed in the workplace and in their personal lives.
“We are proud of the progress we’ve made to drive social performance within our global supply chain, and with the adoption of these new initiatives, appreciate the opportunity to help empower female workers,” says Brian Goldner, chairman and chief executive officer, Hasbro. “Investing in these women, who make up the majority of workers in our supply chain, will not only impact these workers, their families and their communities but will also improve productivity, retention and business performance for our participating vendors.” Workers who participate in the program will have access to courses in effective communication, problem-solving, time management and financial literacy, among other topics.
Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program is currently operating in 16 countries around the globe. The HERhealth program from BSR offers training to female workers to ensure that they have access to health information services to prevent and treat disease and more. The program also raises the awareness of such health topics as nutrition, personal hygiene and maternal care. Hasbro has rolled out the program with a vendor in China.
“By piloting worker well-being initiatives in our supply chain, Hasbro hopes to achieve real, lasting and sustainable change for the benefit of workers, their children and wider communities,” says Kathrin Belliveau, senior vice president, global government affairs and corporate social responsibility, Hasbro.
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