What does the Ethical Toy Program cover?

ICTI Ethical Toy Program Certification requires factories to uphold the following standards to support the rights and well-being of factory workers:

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    Audit Process

    Factories are transparent, auditors given full access to premises; able to conduct worker interviews without interference

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    Business Ethics

    No attempts to improperly influence the process or the outcome of audits

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    No discrimination in recruitment, workplace or dismissal

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    Disciplinary Practices

    Employees are treated with dignity and respect at all times

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    Employee Representation

    Rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining are recognized and respected

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    Employment Practices

    Compliance with applicable employment regulation and requirements, labor contracts provided to all workers

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    Environment and Chemical safety  

    Compliance with environmental regulations, training to ensure chemicals are handled safely

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    Modern Day Slavery

    No forced, involuntary or prison labor, no recruitment fees, all overtime is voluntary

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    Workplace conditions are safe, employee health is safeguarded, protective equipment provided and utilized, effective emergency procedures

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    Underage Labor

    No child labor, enhanced protections for young workers

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    Legal, fair, and accurate pay received without delay

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    Working Hours

    Hours are not excessive, adequate rest breaks provided

Ethical Toy Program Audit Checklist

The Ethical Toy Program Audit Checklist sets out detailed requirements which factories must meet in order to become Certified in our program. 

The Audit Checklist forms the backbone of the program, focussing on safe work environments, ensuring that workers are treated fairly with respect and dignity and that factories operate ethically. The Audit Checklist draws on conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and other initiatives to promote fair labor practices.    

The Ethical Toy Program Audit Checklist was originally based on the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) Code of Business Practices but has since evolved to incorporate other ethical issues and best practices.

Go to Ethical Supply Chain Program Audit Checklist