Hasbro Inc., a global company perhaps best known for its toys and games, has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership.
The company, which has corporate headquarters in Rhode Island, says the partnership is a testament to Hasbro's continued efforts to accelerate progress toward its 2020 sustainability goals and transition to more renewable energy.
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. It currently includes more than 1,300 partner organizations voluntarily using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually.
Hasbro has purchased 9,319 MWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs), certified by Green-e Energy; these represent 100% of Hasbro's U.S. electricity consumption in 2014. This REC purchase supports U.S. wind power and will avoid greenhouse-gas emissions equal to growing 164,767 trees for 10 years, says the company.Â
Hasbro's renewable purchase qualifies the company for the EPA's Green Power Leadership Club, a distinction given to organizations that have significantly exceeded the EPA's minimum purchase requirements. Green Power Leadership Club members must purchase – organization-wide – 10 times the partnership's minimum requirements.