Toys and computer games
Toy makers Bandia merged with video game company Namco to form Bandai Namco in 2005. In 2018 they were the world's largest toy company, ahead of Lego, Hasbro and Mattel. Namco gained worldwide attention in 1980 when it produced and released iconic arcade game Pac-Man.
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|Bandai Namco Holdings Inc|
This 2017 investigative report by China Labour Watch reveals labor abuses in four Chinese toy factories. One or more of these factories supply this company. Labor abuses include low wages, excessive overtime, dangerous work environments and humiliating living conditions.
Source: China Labor Watch (2017)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 18/100 in the Leisure Equipment & Products and Consumer Electronics category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 18 Nov 2022). The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Source: S&P Global (2022)
In 2022, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of D.
Source: CDP (2022)
In 2022, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of D.
Source: CDP (2022)
This investigative report by China Labour Watch reveals workers in Chinese factories endure low wages, no benefits, dangerous work environments and humiliating living conditions. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
Source: China Labor Watch (2007)
Valve and five video game makers, including this company, have been the target of a European Commission investigation since 2017. The six companies have been charged with using geo-blocking to prevent EU consumers from shopping around for the best video game deals within the 28-country bloc. This company plans to settle the case.
Source: news article (2019)
This company has Corporate Social Responsibility claims on its website including initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions, environmental management and environmentally friendly products.
Source: company website (2020)
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
Source: company website (2016)
This company is a member of the ICTI Ethical Toy Program, the global standard for ethical toy manufacture. The Ethical Toy Program focuses on social sustainability issues which impact well-being of workers involved in toy manufacture globally. However human rights groups including SOMO and China Labor Watch have criticised the Program, with investigators finding serious labour rights violations occurring in ICTI-certified factories.
Source: ICTI Ethical Toy Program (2020)
|Revenue||6.8 billion USD (2020)|
|Subsidiaries||Bandai Namco Partners Australia Pty Ltd
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