At Hamleys we commit regularly to a variety of charitable initiatives. We also believe in ensuring our toys are sourced in a responsible manner and continually review ways of positively affecting the global environment our children are growing up in.
In 2019 we supported Cash for Kids in their Mission Christmas campaign. By donating £20,000 and hundreds new toys, we helped ensure that over 1000 underprivileged children from across the UK could wake up to presents from Santa on Christmas day.
Coram offers direct, practical help and emotional support to vulnerable children, young people, and their families across the UK. Through bake sales, raffles, toy sample sales and challenge event sponsorships, in 2019 our staff raised over £6000 to the Charity.
The best way to re-cycle, like Andy in Toy Story 3, is to pass your toy on to another child. However we do realise this may not be possible when a toy comes to the end of it's natural life, and that packaging and batteries will always need to be disposed of responsibly.
We take our responsibility to toy waste seriously and fully comply with both the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations 2006 and Waste Battery regulations. For the above schemes we make payments to Valpak Retail WEEE Services who operate the Distributor Takeback Scheme. Valpak Retail Services distribute funds to local authorities' civic amenity sites that are targeted to increase all our levels of re-cycling.
We require our suppliers to ensure all packaging is recyclable. Our plastic bags are made from 100% recycled material and are 100% recyclable and we are committed to offering alternatives to plastic bags across all our stores.
We subscribe to The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 through Valpak Retail Services and are targeting 100% re-cycling of all transportation packaging.
We are constantly monitoring our processes and are always looking for ways in which we can improve.
At Hamleys we are dedicated to taking toys and play time very seriously, so that no one else has to.