Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) has been recognized as one of America’s Best Corporate Citizens, in an annual report issued this week by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.
The worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products received the highest honors in the toy industry in CR Magazine’s annual rankings, which recognized Mattel as the fifth most socially responsible public company in United States.
“For nearly 70 years, Mattel has been bringing joy to the lives of children and parents around the world,” said Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan G. Stockton. “Giving back to the communities in which we operate, treating our incredibly passionate and creative employees with the dignity and respect they deserve and recognizing that sustainable business practices are not only good for the environment, but also good for our business, are core commitments shared by every member of the Mattel team. It’s gratifying to see this commitment recognized in such a special way.”
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 298 data points of disclosure and performance measures—harvested from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy. The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index.2014 marks the sixth consecutive appearance for Mattel on the annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. For access to the full 100 Best Corporate Citizens List visit http://www.thecro.com. About Mattel The Mattel family of companies (Nasdaq: MAT) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel’s portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends® and Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People® and Power Wheels®, MEGA® Brands, including MEGA BLOKS® and RoseArt®, as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2013, Mattel was named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere Magazine and in 2014 ranked No. 5 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel’s companies employ nearly 30,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sell products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play. Visit us at www.mattel.com, www.facebook.com/mattel or www.twitter.com/mattel. About the 100 Best Corporate Citizen’s List: The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007. To compile the list, every company in the Russell 1000, the highest ranked stocks in the Russell 3000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies, is ranked according to 298 data points. The methodology for generating the list is governed by a Ratings and Rankings Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA).