Better Lives For Workers

We are passionate about toys and the people who make them. We work with the toy supply chain to build better lives for workers and a stronger industry through the ethical production of toys.

  • Toy experts

    The only program uniquely tailored for the manufacturing needs of the toy and entertainment industry 

  • Worker focused

    Workers are the heart of toy manufacturing, supporting their rights and well-being is central to our program

  • Credible

    We provide meticulous and robust certification and social compliance assessments which the toy industry can trust

  • Effective

    Our assessments, tools, and support for factories, brands and retailers drive standards across the supply chain

  • Global

    Our program operates across your global supply chain, with on-the-ground support in key regions

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  • 1,200 factories in the program
  • 14 years' experience
  • 650,000 workers covered

Factories

Certification, training and support to help meet your customer's ethical standards, invest in your workforce, and strengthen your business

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Brands & Retailers

Tools and support to raise standards and achieve your responsible sourcing aims

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News & Events

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Reminder for factories in China: update your Worker Helpline cards and Posters

2018-11-08

There is a new number for the IETP Worker Helpline in operation, factories in Mainland China need to make sure they are using the latest helpine cards and posters by the end of February 2019

Reminder for factories in China: update your Worker Helpline cards and Posters

news

New Audit Checklist and Updated Certification Methodology live from 1st November 2018

2018-11-01

The ICTI Ethical Toy Program’s new audit checklist and updated certification methodology, developed in response to industry consultation and feedback, are launching this week.

New Audit Checklist and Updated Certification Methodology live from 1st November 2018

news

Introducing Progress Visits

2018-10-24

The introduction of Progress Visits is an exciting step forward in the levels of guidance, training and support we offer to factories. Different from a traditional audit approach, Progress Visits are announced factory visits to review and discuss progress in maintaining IETP social compliance standards. 

Introducing Progress Visits

news

New Audit Checklist and Certification – Consultation Response

2018-10-18

An overview of changes to the ICTI Ethical Toy Program made in response to consultation feedback and industry engagement is now available along with an advance copy of the new Audit Checklist.

New Audit Checklist and Certification – Consultation Response

news

The LEGO Group joins the Ethical Toy Program

2018-09-28

The LEGO Group has become the latest leading toy company to join the Ethical Toy Program as a Buyer Member. LEGO will use our Connect platform to monitor and manage their suppliers in our program, as well as gaining access to insights and membership support from our expert team.

The LEGO Group joins the Ethical Toy Program

news

Left-Behind Children program profiled in the Financial Times

2018-09-24

Ethical Toy Pogram Left-Behind Children program profiled in the Financial Times

Left-Behind Children program profiled in the Financial Times

news

Toy and games designers can meet the Ethical Toy Program at Mojo Pitch at the Play Creators Festival

2018-09-06

Ethical Toy Program will be at inaugural Toy & Game Design Conference to meet and inspire designers to create the next generation of toys, games and electronics which respect and benefit everyone.  

Toy and games designers can meet the Ethical Toy Program at Mojo Pitch at the Play Creators Festival

news

IETP audit partners on track to achieve APSCA registration

2018-09-06

From 1st November, the IETP audit report will include the unique APSCA registration number of each auditor, this will clearly confirm that this auditor has met the requirements and expected competence from both IETP and APSCA.

IETP audit partners on track to achieve APSCA registration

news

Family-Friendly Spaces program expands to cover 18 factories in China

2018-08-06

We are delighted to announce that this summer we are operating more FFS than ever before allowing hundreds more families to be reunited for the summer.

Family-Friendly Spaces program expands to cover 18 factories in China

news

Over 750 factory representatives attend program updates training in just two months

2018-08-06

Toy factories are enthusiastic about the new changes to the Ethical Toy Program and eager to learn more, hundreds of factories have joined 10 training sessions since May 2018.

Over 750 factory representatives attend program updates training in just two months

news

IETP Worker Voice Pilot is underway after a successful kick-off event in Shenzhen

2018-07-30

The worker voice platform will be used to distribute digital education directly to workers to increase workplace safety, knowledge of workers’ rights, and to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth through gamified learning. 

IETP Worker Voice Pilot is underway after a successful kick-off event in Shenzhen

news

10 reasons to join our worker voice pilot

2018-06-15

Our new worker voice program offers fantastic opportunities for IETP certified factories to improve employee engagement, support your workforce and train workers by piloting worker voice technology in your workforce for free.

10 reasons to join our worker voice pilot

news

Support our Left-Behind Children Program

2018-06-15

Our left-behind children program helps to create a toy industry where children’s products are made by workers who are supported in their role as parents thereby ensuring that toys are manufactured in a way that is consistent with the values of the industry.

Support our Left-Behind Children Program

news

Ethical Toy Program launches worker voice technology with MicroBenefits

2018-04-24

Worker Voice Program leverages mobile technology to enable direct feedback from toy factory workers in China

Ethical Toy Program launches worker voice technology with MicroBenefits

news

Mary Beth Goodman joins the ICTI Ethical Toy Program Governing Board

2018-04-20

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director to the ICTI Ethical Toy Program Governing Board.

Mary Beth Goodman joins the ICTI Ethical Toy Program Governing Board

news

Guidance on new ICTI Ethical Toy Program branding for factories

2018-04-09

A Q&A to provide instructions to help use the new ICTI Ethical Toy Program branding in your communications.  

Guidance on new ICTI Ethical Toy Program branding for factories

news

The new Ethical Toy Program website is here

2018-02-19

Our new website brings fresh content, features, and resources for our members, with a dynamic new design to reflect our refreshed Ethical Toy Program branding and our core purpose: delivering better lives for workers.

The new Ethical Toy Program website is here

news

ICTI Ethical Toy Program Worker Helpline – new number & extended operating hours

2018-01-24

The Ethical Toy Program is introducing enhancements to the Worker Helpline.

ICTI Ethical Toy Program Worker Helpline – new number & extended operating hours

news

Factory Announcement: Data collection on Foreign Migrant Workers

2018-01-04

From 5th January 2018, the Ethical Toy Program will add a new form to collect statistics about foreign migrant workers during all upcoming audits.

Factory Announcement: Data collection on Foreign Migrant Workers

news

Update on proposed changes to the Ethical Toy Program Audit Checklist and Certification

2017-12-22

In September 2017, the Ethical Toy Program ran a public consultation to gather views on two proposed changes to the Audit Checklist and Certification

Update on proposed changes to the Ethical Toy Program Audit Checklist and Certification

news

Introducing the Ethical Toy Program

2017-12-15

New name. New website. New mission. New Strategy. Coming January 2018

Introducing the Ethical Toy Program

news

Ethical Toy Program – Key Audit Deadlines for Chinese New Year 2018

2017-11-16

ETP will not conduct audits between February 1st 2018 and March 4th 2018 at factories located in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Ethical Toy Program – Key Audit Deadlines for Chinese New Year 2018

news

Ethical Toy Program and The Toy Association Launch New Strategic Partnership

2017-10-16

A new collaboration to support the continued development of the Ethical Toy Program.

Ethical Toy Program and The Toy Association Launch New Strategic Partnership

news

Consultation on proposed updates to the Ethical Toy Program

2017-09-21

The ICTI Ethical Toy Program, formerly ICTI CARE, is excited to announce two proposed updates to the Ethical Toy Program.

Consultation on proposed updates to the Ethical Toy Program

news

New Ethical Toy Program WeChat Account Strengthens Factory Communications in China

2017-08-07

We're now on WeChat

New Ethical Toy Program WeChat Account Strengthens Factory Communications in China

news

Walmart reaffirms commitment to Ethical Toy Program

2017-07-19

Walmart has reaffirmed Ethical Toy Program as one of its approved 3rd party programs for monitoring social compliance. 

Walmart reaffirms commitment to Ethical Toy Program

news

Ethical Toy Program announces new panel of approved third-party audit companies

2017-07-05

We have selected four approved audit firms for the 2017-2019 IETP approved audit panel

Ethical Toy Program announces new panel of approved third-party audit companies

news

Ethical Toy Program leads the way on audit integrity monitoring

2017-07-04

Our new online auditor assessment tool enables factories to share feedback on auditors’ performance and integrity issues

Ethical Toy Program leads the way on audit integrity monitoring

news

Ethical Toy Program Conducts 6th Annual Toy Factory Survey

2017-04-24

This years’ results indicate enhanced auditor professionalism and integrity, reduced audit duplication, comparatively lower working hours, and a diversifying factory base.

Ethical Toy Program Conducts 6th Annual Toy Factory Survey

news

A look at challenges faced by parent workers in Vietnam

2017-04-06

Assessment of child rights challenges in the supply chain in Vietnam

A look at challenges faced by parent workers in Vietnam

news

Tianjin offers subsidies to encourage factories to join certification programs

2017-03-28

Factories which are newly certified by ICTI Ethical Toy Program this year are eligible for the subsidies, and can apply for funding by submitting the required documentation.

Tianjin offers subsidies to encourage factories to join certification programs

news

ICTI Ethical Toy Program launches new online Auditor Assessment Function on Connect Platform

2017-03-22

This new, online feedback tool enables toy factories to evaluate, and feedback on, the performance of on-site auditors.

ICTI Ethical Toy Program launches new online Auditor Assessment Function on Connect Platform

news

Free Rural-Urban Integration illustrated booklet to support migrant factory workers

2016-03-15

The booklet is full of useful tips and information on how to adapt to city life and workplace culture.

Free Rural-Urban Integration illustrated booklet to support migrant factory workers

news

New benchmarking study to develop the ICTI Ethical Toy Program

2016-01-28

We have started work on a major benchmarking study which will compare and contrast our program against other successful responsible sourcing codes and standards.

New benchmarking study to develop the ICTI Ethical Toy Program

news

ICTI Ethical Toy Program 18 Month ‘Class A Seal’ comes to an end

2015-12-14

18 Month Class A Seal has been discontinued as from 1st of April 2016. 

ICTI Ethical Toy Program 18 Month ‘Class A Seal’ comes to an end

news

Reminder for factories in China: update your Worker Helpline cards and Posters

2018-11-08

There is a new number for the IETP Worker Helpline in operation, factories in Mainland China need to make sure they are using the latest helpine cards and posters by the end of February 2019

Reminder for factories in China: update your Worker Helpline cards and Posters

news

New Audit Checklist and Updated Certification Methodology live from 1st November 2018

2018-11-01

The ICTI Ethical Toy Program’s new audit checklist and updated certification methodology, developed in response to industry consultation and feedback, are launching this week.

New Audit Checklist and Updated Certification Methodology live from 1st November 2018

news

Introducing Progress Visits

2018-10-24

The introduction of Progress Visits is an exciting step forward in the levels of guidance, training and support we offer to factories. Different from a traditional audit approach, Progress Visits are announced factory visits to review and discuss progress in maintaining IETP social compliance standards. 

Introducing Progress Visits

news

New Audit Checklist and Certification – Consultation Response

2018-10-18

An overview of changes to the ICTI Ethical Toy Program made in response to consultation feedback and industry engagement is now available along with an advance copy of the new Audit Checklist.

New Audit Checklist and Certification – Consultation Response

news

The LEGO Group joins the Ethical Toy Program

2018-09-28

The LEGO Group has become the latest leading toy company to join the Ethical Toy Program as a Buyer Member. LEGO will use our Connect platform to monitor and manage their suppliers in our program, as well as gaining access to insights and membership support from our expert team.

The LEGO Group joins the Ethical Toy Program

news

Left-Behind Children program profiled in the Financial Times

2018-09-24

Ethical Toy Pogram Left-Behind Children program profiled in the Financial Times

Left-Behind Children program profiled in the Financial Times

news

Toy and games designers can meet the Ethical Toy Program at Mojo Pitch at the Play Creators Festival

2018-09-06

Ethical Toy Program will be at inaugural Toy & Game Design Conference to meet and inspire designers to create the next generation of toys, games and electronics which respect and benefit everyone.  

Toy and games designers can meet the Ethical Toy Program at Mojo Pitch at the Play Creators Festival

news

IETP audit partners on track to achieve APSCA registration

2018-09-06

From 1st November, the IETP audit report will include the unique APSCA registration number of each auditor, this will clearly confirm that this auditor has met the requirements and expected competence from both IETP and APSCA.

IETP audit partners on track to achieve APSCA registration

news

Family-Friendly Spaces program expands to cover 18 factories in China

2018-08-06

We are delighted to announce that this summer we are operating more FFS than ever before allowing hundreds more families to be reunited for the summer.

Family-Friendly Spaces program expands to cover 18 factories in China

news

Over 750 factory representatives attend program updates training in just two months

2018-08-06

Toy factories are enthusiastic about the new changes to the Ethical Toy Program and eager to learn more, hundreds of factories have joined 10 training sessions since May 2018.

Over 750 factory representatives attend program updates training in just two months

news

IETP Worker Voice Pilot is underway after a successful kick-off event in Shenzhen

2018-07-30

The worker voice platform will be used to distribute digital education directly to workers to increase workplace safety, knowledge of workers’ rights, and to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth through gamified learning. 

IETP Worker Voice Pilot is underway after a successful kick-off event in Shenzhen

news

10 reasons to join our worker voice pilot

2018-06-15

Our new worker voice program offers fantastic opportunities for IETP certified factories to improve employee engagement, support your workforce and train workers by piloting worker voice technology in your workforce for free.

10 reasons to join our worker voice pilot

news

Support our Left-Behind Children Program

2018-06-15

Our left-behind children program helps to create a toy industry where children’s products are made by workers who are supported in their role as parents thereby ensuring that toys are manufactured in a way that is consistent with the values of the industry.

Support our Left-Behind Children Program

news

Ethical Toy Program launches worker voice technology with MicroBenefits

2018-04-24

Worker Voice Program leverages mobile technology to enable direct feedback from toy factory workers in China

Ethical Toy Program launches worker voice technology with MicroBenefits

news

Mary Beth Goodman joins the ICTI Ethical Toy Program Governing Board

2018-04-20

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director to the ICTI Ethical Toy Program Governing Board.

Mary Beth Goodman joins the ICTI Ethical Toy Program Governing Board

news

Guidance on new ICTI Ethical Toy Program branding for factories

2018-04-09

A Q&A to provide instructions to help use the new ICTI Ethical Toy Program branding in your communications.  

Guidance on new ICTI Ethical Toy Program branding for factories

news

The new Ethical Toy Program website is here

2018-02-19

Our new website brings fresh content, features, and resources for our members, with a dynamic new design to reflect our refreshed Ethical Toy Program branding and our core purpose: delivering better lives for workers.

The new Ethical Toy Program website is here

news

ICTI Ethical Toy Program Worker Helpline – new number & extended operating hours

2018-01-24

The Ethical Toy Program is introducing enhancements to the Worker Helpline.

ICTI Ethical Toy Program Worker Helpline – new number & extended operating hours

news

Factory Announcement: Data collection on Foreign Migrant Workers

2018-01-04

From 5th January 2018, the Ethical Toy Program will add a new form to collect statistics about foreign migrant workers during all upcoming audits.

Factory Announcement: Data collection on Foreign Migrant Workers

news

Update on proposed changes to the Ethical Toy Program Audit Checklist and Certification

2017-12-22

In September 2017, the Ethical Toy Program ran a public consultation to gather views on two proposed changes to the Audit Checklist and Certification

Update on proposed changes to the Ethical Toy Program Audit Checklist and Certification

news

Introducing the Ethical Toy Program

2017-12-15

New name. New website. New mission. New Strategy. Coming January 2018

Introducing the Ethical Toy Program

news

Ethical Toy Program – Key Audit Deadlines for Chinese New Year 2018

2017-11-16

ETP will not conduct audits between February 1st 2018 and March 4th 2018 at factories located in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Ethical Toy Program – Key Audit Deadlines for Chinese New Year 2018

news

Ethical Toy Program and The Toy Association Launch New Strategic Partnership

2017-10-16

A new collaboration to support the continued development of the Ethical Toy Program.

Ethical Toy Program and The Toy Association Launch New Strategic Partnership

news

Consultation on proposed updates to the Ethical Toy Program

2017-09-21

The ICTI Ethical Toy Program, formerly ICTI CARE, is excited to announce two proposed updates to the Ethical Toy Program.

Consultation on proposed updates to the Ethical Toy Program

news

New Ethical Toy Program WeChat Account Strengthens Factory Communications in China

2017-08-07

We're now on WeChat

New Ethical Toy Program WeChat Account Strengthens Factory Communications in China

news

Walmart reaffirms commitment to Ethical Toy Program

2017-07-19

Walmart has reaffirmed Ethical Toy Program as one of its approved 3rd party programs for monitoring social compliance. 

Walmart reaffirms commitment to Ethical Toy Program

news

Ethical Toy Program announces new panel of approved third-party audit companies

2017-07-05

We have selected four approved audit firms for the 2017-2019 IETP approved audit panel

Ethical Toy Program announces new panel of approved third-party audit companies

news

Ethical Toy Program leads the way on audit integrity monitoring

2017-07-04

Our new online auditor assessment tool enables factories to share feedback on auditors’ performance and integrity issues

Ethical Toy Program leads the way on audit integrity monitoring

news

Ethical Toy Program Conducts 6th Annual Toy Factory Survey

2017-04-24

This years’ results indicate enhanced auditor professionalism and integrity, reduced audit duplication, comparatively lower working hours, and a diversifying factory base.

Ethical Toy Program Conducts 6th Annual Toy Factory Survey

news

A look at challenges faced by parent workers in Vietnam

2017-04-06

Assessment of child rights challenges in the supply chain in Vietnam

A look at challenges faced by parent workers in Vietnam

news

Tianjin offers subsidies to encourage factories to join certification programs

2017-03-28

Factories which are newly certified by ICTI Ethical Toy Program this year are eligible for the subsidies, and can apply for funding by submitting the required documentation.

Tianjin offers subsidies to encourage factories to join certification programs

news

ICTI Ethical Toy Program launches new online Auditor Assessment Function on Connect Platform

2017-03-22

This new, online feedback tool enables toy factories to evaluate, and feedback on, the performance of on-site auditors.

ICTI Ethical Toy Program launches new online Auditor Assessment Function on Connect Platform

news

Free Rural-Urban Integration illustrated booklet to support migrant factory workers

2016-03-15

The booklet is full of useful tips and information on how to adapt to city life and workplace culture.

Free Rural-Urban Integration illustrated booklet to support migrant factory workers

news

New benchmarking study to develop the ICTI Ethical Toy Program

2016-01-28

We have started work on a major benchmarking study which will compare and contrast our program against other successful responsible sourcing codes and standards.

New benchmarking study to develop the ICTI Ethical Toy Program

news

ICTI Ethical Toy Program 18 Month ‘Class A Seal’ comes to an end

2015-12-14

18 Month Class A Seal has been discontinued as from 1st of April 2016. 

ICTI Ethical Toy Program 18 Month ‘Class A Seal’ comes to an end

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