2 R.I. companies named among Points of Light’s Civic 50 honorees

HASBRO WAS NAMED a leader in the consumer discretionary sector as an honoree of The Civic 50 of 2019 by Points of Light. / COURTESY HASBRO

PROVIDENCE – Hasbro Inc. and CVS Health Corp. were named among the Civic 50 honorees of 2019 by Points of Light, the volunteerism organization announced this week.

The awards honor companies that provide a framework for good corporate citizenship, including companies’ efforts to 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.”

Honorees will be recognized at the 2019 Points of Light conference in St. Paul, Minn., this week.

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Among the Civic 50, Hasbro was named a leader in the consumer discretionary sector.

“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.”

The Civic 50 survey is administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value and analyzed by VeraWorks, according to Points of Light.

“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.”

The Civic 50 also included two other organizations with significant operations in Rhode Island, recognizing Raytheon Co. and KPMG LLP this year.

Points of Light was founded by former President George H.W. Bush.