Becoming a member

ICTI Ethical Toy Program membership is available to brands and retailers who manufacture, buy or sell toys, games, electronics, juvenile products, promotional and seasonal items.


Membership benefits

  • Access to Connect Platform to monitor and manage your supply chain, receive instant social compliance alerts and audit data as soon as its available
  • Outsource your responsible sourcing program to our expert team
  • Tackle root causes using our expert special investigation team, working on-the-ground to solve problems and engaging factory management
  • Strengthen your stakeholder engagement with our dedicated support

"Crayola has a long-standing commitment to ethical sourcing and supporting the rights of workers in our extended global supply chain. The Ethical Toy Program is a critical component to help us meet this obligation.  Because of the Ethical Toy Program’s deep knowledge and expertise in the toy industry, we believe they are best suited to partner with us in this very important work."

Bonnie Hall, Vice President, Global Quality and Continuous Improvement, Crayola


How to join

To apply for Ethical Toy Program Buyer Membership, please complete the following:

  • Complete and sign the Buyer Membership Application Form (download the PDF or complete the form at the bottom of this page)
  • Submit a letter (signed by a Senior Company Executive) supporting Ethical Toy Program Buyer Membership Principles (an example letter is included on page 3 of the application form)
  • Send your completed Buyer Membership Application Form and signed letter of support to  

Buyer Membership Principles

1. Endorse the Ethical Toy Program and our process

  • Submit a commitment letter (signed by a Senior Company Executive) supporting the IETP mission
  • Publish a statement acknowledging the Company’s IETP membership (accessible on the company’s website and communicated to suppliers)

2. Communicate your company’s commitment to responsible sourcing internally

  • Appoint staff member(s) responsible for communicating and implementing the Company’s responsible sourcing policy and standards
  • Train all relevant staff members on the Company’s commitments to responsible sourcing

3. Reduce the burden of duplicate social audits and requirements

  • Source from IETP Certified factories where possible
  • Use the IETP Connect Platform to view supplier information and verify factory status

4. Act with transparency by disclosing 1st tier suppliers to IETP

  • Annually, submit a list of all 1st-tier toy and entertainment suppliers to the IETP, or publicly disclose this information via Company website

5. Support suppliers’ development needs and strengthen capability

  • Encourage factories to attend IETP trainings, utilize IETP resources that build capability

6. Work with IETP to protect and improve the rights and well-being of factory workers

  • Work with IETP, other IETP members, and relevant stakeholders to support the ongoing development of IETP in protecting the rights and well-being of factory workers

7. Participate in IETP Working Groups to identify and address issues of importance

  • Work together with the IETP, other IETP members, and relevant stakeholders to identity and address responsible sourcing challenges and responses to them

8. Pay membership fee to support these principles

  • Pay yearly annual membership fee

Ethical Toy Program Members are required to communicate their progress towards achieving these Principles to the Ethical Toy Program on an annual basis.

Buyer membership fees

Annual Ethical Toy Program membership fees are calculated by company size based on a company’s annual revenue. 

Annual Income (US $)Annual Fee (US $)

< $5 M


$6 M – $15 M


$16 M – $30 M


$31 M – $150 M


$151 M – $1.5 B


> $1.5 B


Buyer Membership Application

Complete this form to submit your request for Ethical Toy Program Buyer Membership and a member of the team will be in touch.

  • Company annual revenue in toys/games

  • I am authorized to make this decision on behalf of my company. I understand that I will not be charged for membership until the conclusion of the trial period. At the end of the trial, I will have the option of continuing membership or declining.