Hallmark Publishes First Social Responsibility Report

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 4, 2017) - Hallmark has released its inaugural Social Responsibility Report which features initiatives in 2016 from operations in Kansas City and around world provide a more complete story about the global company's diverse portfolio of businesses including Hallmark Greetings, Hallmark Retail, Hallmark Home & Gifts, Crown Media Family Networks, Crayola and Crown Center.

"This report marks the first time Hallmark has published a consolidated story of our work in community involvement, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion," explained Don Hall, CEO. "While some may call it being ‘responsible,' we view them as business imperatives."

In its 2016 Social Responsibility Report, the company features operating business stories and an overview of its presence around the world; profiles of diverse leaders from Crown Media, Hallmark Greetings, Crayola and Halls Kansas City offer insights into their leadership styles and business; and testimonials from representatives of organizations and communities the company serves offer additional outside perspectives.

In addition, results are provided highlighting Hallmark's 2016 community involvement, sustainability, and diversity and inclusion progress including:


Providing $32.1 million in cash and product donations to nonprofits
Diverting 35.7 million pounds of waste from landfills
Receiving 12 awards for our work in Diversity & Inclusions, including being named "Best Places to Work" by the Human   Rights Campaign for the second straight year

The report can be viewed in the Corporate Citizenship section of Hallmark.com.

"Caring in Action, the theme for the 2016 report, underscores our commitment to making a difference and giving back," said Hall. "And through this report, more people will know how we are doing that."

 

About Hallmark

For more than 100 years, family owned Hallmark Cards, Inc. has been dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and employing more than 28,000 worldwide, the approximately $4 billion company operates a diversified portfolio of businesses. Its global Hallmark Greetings business sells greeting cards and gift wrap in more than 30 languages with distribution in more than 100 countries and 100,000 rooftops. Hallmark Retail operates 2,000 Hallmark Gold Crown stores in five countries and Hallmark Home & Gifts sells a broad array of home décor and gift product throughout the U.S. Crayola® offers a wide range of art materials and toys designed to spark children's creativity around the globe. Crown Media Family Networks operates three cable channels – Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama – in addition to Hallmark Publishing, the e-books division of the Hallmark channels, and Hallmark Movies Now, a subscription-based streaming service. Crown Center is a real estate development company that manages the 85-acre hotel, office, entertainment and residential campus surrounding Hallmark's headquarters. For more information, visit Hallmark.com. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube.