1. Partnership with NGO Make-A-Wish Foundation to provide shopping sprees to children with life-threatening medical conditions across the country. http://www.gamestopcorp.com/community.aspx
2. Launched nationwide public education/awareness campaign in 2006 to assist parents in making informed decisions on video game purchases - educating them about the Game Ratings systems they have in place, which rate game content to determine what age level it is approriate for, in much the same way that moving ratings are done. Uses the Entertainment Software Ratings Board symbols to designate maturity level. Launched a webiste at RespectTheRatings.com for further information. http://www.gamestopcorp.com/esrb.aspx
3. Sell used equipment (repairing & reusing equipment is more environmentally sound than buying it new altogether) - article in the WSJ on 1/21/091. Also, has trade-in offers, where you can trade in old games/consoles and get credit towards new ones (form of recycling)2.
1. Social Responsibility section on website. http://www.gamestopcorp.com/community.aspx
1. 4/10/09 Accused of selling used games as new. http://technologizer.com/2009/04/10/gamestop-accused-of-selling-played-g...
2. 10/10/06 Collective-action lawsuit - Brought by a half-dozen of its store managers in Louisiana, which claimed they were wrongfully declared exempt from overtime regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and were required to work "in many occasions, in excess of 50 or 60 hours per week." http://www.gamespot.com/news/6155580.html