GCRI members Hasbro Inc. and CVS Health Corp. were recognized for their corporate citizenship by Points of Light. The two companies were the only businesses in the Ocean State in the Civic 50 this year, an award that honors companies that increase their social impact, civic engagement and community service.
“As America’s front door to health care, we recognize the importance of helping to ensure our communities are healthy places to work and live,” stated Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health. “In addition to our commitment to support the communities we serve, we’re fortunate to be able to depend upon the talents and generosity of our colleagues and customers to deliver on our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.”
“At Hasbro, we are honored to once again be recognized as one of America’s most community-minded companies,” said Brian Goldner, chairman and CEO of Hasbro, in a statement. “We firmly believe every child deserves a world where they can experience hope, kindness and joy, and we are grateful to our outstanding philanthropic partner organizations and passionate employees who generously give their time and talents to help make the world a better place for children and their families.”
“Points of Light believes that companies, their employees and partners can be drivers of transformative social change in communities around the world,” said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO of Points of Light, in the organization’s announcement of the awards. “This year’s honorees of The Civic 50 collectively gave $2.3 billion to their communities – often giving 50% more than other companies, and volunteered for more than 10.5 million hours in 2019. These results exemplify exceptional corporate leadership in community and civic engagement.”