Law & Politics

Hasbro named in 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for 11th consecutive year

Hasbro has been named in 3BL Media’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2022 ranking, marking the company’s 11th straight year on the list. 100 Best Corporate Citizens recognises outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and transparency among the 1,000 largest, publicly traded U.S. companies. The ranking is based on 155 …

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Spin Master issues third annual CSR report

Spin Master has issued its third annual Corporate Social Responsibility report, articulating the company’s environmental, social and governance goals and performance for 2021. “Spin Master has always had a noble purpose, to create magical play experiences for children and their families,” says Max Rangel, Spin Master’s Global President and CEO. “Our …

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Law firm Foot Anstey and the Retail Trust join forces for anti-harassment initiative

National law firm Foot Anstey LLP and the UK’s retail industry charity, the Retail Trust, have launched a new certification aimed at protecting and reassuring shop workers as they face rising levels of abuse and inappropriate behaviour.   Several well-known retailers are now in talks to commit to The Retailers Against …

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New report from Kids Industries voices fresh concern over children’s mental health

Family-focused marketing agency Kids Industries (KI) launched its latest report today as part of its children’s manifesto – which calls for brands, products and services to acknowledge key drivers of change and to put the outlined values front and centre of their campaigns. The latest research takes a closer look …

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Spin Master wins landmark IP protection victories in China

Spin Master has announced several landmark IP protection case wins. The victories are a positive sign of China’s commitment to tackle counterfeiting and IP infringement in the toy industry. The cases include financial compensation following a win for Spin Master in a patent lawsuit against a Chinese company, as well as …

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Mattel to donate $1 million to aid Ukrainian refugees

Mattel has issued a public statement on the situation in Ukraine. The statement reads: “Mattel stands with the Ukrainian people and we are devastated and saddened by the impact the war is having on innocent children and families. Guided by our purpose to empower the next generation to explore the …

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No further PLAYMOBIL supplies for Russia

Concerned about the developments in Ukraine, The Horst Brandstätter Group has decided to stop supplying products of its two company brands PLAYMOBIL and LECHUZA to Russia with immediate effect. For the year 2022, Horst Brandstätter Group had budgeted a turnover of around 10 million euros for both companies in Russia. …

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Spielwarenmesse: latest update

Organisers of the Nuremberg Toy Fair, Spielwarenmesse eG, are continuing their preparations for a live, in-person event following decisions recently taken by the Bavarian government, which have reaffirmed that Spielwarenmesse can go ahead safely at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre from 2 to 6 February 202 A survey conducted by Spielwarenmesse eG last …

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Mattel’s CEO attends White House meeting with President Biden to discuss supply chain issues

Mattel Inc Chairman and CEO Ynon Kreiz has attended a White House roundtable meeting with President Biden and leading U.S. CEOs to discuss supply chain and the holiday shopping season in the U.S. Mr. Kreiz said: “I was encouraged by President Biden’s commitment to support the private sector in mitigating supply chain disruptions, including …

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E-commerce threatens UK’s net zero target, warns leading economist

A leading economist has revealed that the unrelenting rise of e-commerce will create an additional 38,885 extra HGV round trips per day by 2025. These extra vehicles could take up one lane of the motorway from London all the way to Aberdeen, bringing the UK’s road network to a halt by the end of this decade, unless …

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