New Audit Checklist and Certification
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.
10 reasons to join our worker voice pilot
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.
Support our Left-Behind Children Program
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.
New Anti-Slavery Laws are approaching
Following on from the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (2010) and U.K. Modern Slavery Act (2015), Australia and Hong Kong SAR are looking to enact stronger anti-slavery laws requiring business to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. Proposed new legislation from Australia and Hong Kong SAR takes the UK Modern Slavery Act as a foundation and adds some additional requirements.
Job Opening - Program Director, Asia Operations
ICTI Ethical Toy Program is recruiting a new Program Director, responsible for managing our local teams in Asia as well as developing and delivering our global strategy.
Ethical Toy Program launches worker voice technology with MicroBenefits
Worker Voice Program leverages mobile technology to enable direct feedback from toy factory workers in China
Mary Beth Goodman joins the ICTI Ethical Toy Program Governing Board
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director to the ICTI Ethical Toy Program Governing Board.
Guidance on new ICTI Ethical Toy Program branding for factories
A Q&A to provide instructions to help use the new ICTI Ethical Toy Program branding in your communications.
Women’s empowerment in the toy supply chain
On International Women’s Day 2018, the Ethical Toy Program shares an update on its work to promote women’s empowerment in the toy supply chain.
The new Ethical Toy Program website is here
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.
Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference
The 3rd Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference equips businesses with actionable insights and a good understanding of how the issues of forced labor and human rights abuse can be eradicated from their supply chain. The two-day Conference guarantees focussed corporate learning at its best through practical case studies, interactive roundtable discussions, and open Q&As.
ICTI Ethical Toy Program Worker Helpline – new number & extended operating hours
The Ethical Toy Program is introducing enhancements to the Worker Helpline.
Ethical Toy Program Launch Reception at New York Toy Fair
Cheers to the Ethical Toy Program!
Factory Announcement: Data collection on Foreign Migrant Workers
From 5th January 2018, the Ethical Toy Program will add a new form to collect statistics about foreign migrant workers during all upcoming audits.
Update on proposed changes to the Ethical Toy Program Audit Checklist and Certification
In September 2017, the Ethical Toy Program ran a public consultation to gather views on two proposed changes to the Audit Checklist and Certification
Introducing the Ethical Toy Program
New name. New website. New mission. New Strategy. Coming January 2018
Ethical Toy Program – Key Audit Deadlines for Chinese New Year 2018
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 and The Toy Association Launch New Strategic Partnership
A new collaboration to support the continued development of the Ethical Toy Program.
Consultation on proposed updates to the Ethical Toy Program
The ICTI Ethical Toy Program, formerly ICTI CARE, is excited to announce two proposed updates to the Ethical Toy Program.
The families at the heart of the toy supply chain
Stories from migrant working parents in China supported by our Left-Behind Children Program
New Ethical Toy Program WeChat Account Strengthens Factory Communications in China
We're now on WeChat
Walmart reaffirms commitment to Ethical Toy Program
Walmart has reaffirmed Ethical Toy Program as one of its approved 3rd party programs for monitoring social compliance.
Ethical Toy Program announces new panel of approved third-party audit companies
We have selected four approved audit firms for the 2017-2019 IETP approved audit panel
Ethical Toy Program leads the way on audit integrity monitoring
Our new online auditor assessment tool enables factories to share feedback on auditors’ performance and integrity issues
Introducing the Factory Welcome Pack
A new resource to help toy factories get started with ethical manufacturing
Ethical Toy Program Conducts 6th Annual Toy Factory Survey
This years’ results indicate enhanced auditor professionalism and integrity, reduced audit duplication, comparatively lower working hours, and a diversifying factory base.
A look at challenges faced by parent workers in Vietnam
Assessment of child rights challenges in the supply chain in Vietnam
Tianjin offers subsidies to encourage factories to join certification programs
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.
Our General Manager Asia Operations, Johnny Kong reflects on his new role at the ICTI Ethical Toy Program
My first six weeks at the ICTI Ethical Toy Program have been an eye-opening experience.
ICTI Ethical Toy Program launches new online Auditor Assessment Function on Connect Platform
This new, online feedback tool enables toy factories to evaluate, and feedback on, the performance of on-site auditors.
170 Years to achieve gender parity? How supply chain actions can achieve faster progress
The Dangers of Subcontracting in the Toy Industry: How to Handle Hidden Risks
Subcontracting at the factory level can pose major risks for any company that manages a global toy supply chain.
Inspiring the next generation of responsible toy makers
Tom van Haaren reflects on his visit to the Toy Design class at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Supply chain solutions to China’s left-behind children problem
On United Nations Universal Children’s Day, ICTI Ethical Toy Program reports on how it is supporting workers with left-behind children.
Six Insights to Advance your Corporate Sustainability Strategy
ICTI Ethical Toy Program speaks at Responsible Business Summit Asia 2016.
World Day Against Child Labour 2016
Toy brands and retailers use ICTI Ethical Toy Program to address the risk of child labour in their supply chains.
A chance to get ethical standards right
Mark Robertson reflects on India's burgeoning toy manufacturing industry.
Free Rural-Urban Integration illustrated booklet to support migrant factory workers
The booklet is full of useful tips and information on how to adapt to city life and workplace culture.
Modern Day Slavery Act: Government guidance and disclosure requirements explained
Read our Q&A to learn more about the Modern Slavery Act.
New benchmarking study to develop the ICTI Ethical Toy Program
We have started work on a major benchmarking study which will compare and contrast our program against other successful responsible sourcing codes and standards.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The world’s ultimate to-do list for the next 15 years
ICTI Ethical Toy Program 18 Month ‘Class A Seal’ comes to an end
18 Month Class A Seal has been discontinued as from 1st of April 2016.
Reflections from CSR Asia Summit 2015
The power of collaboration