Reminder: Grace Period for 2018 Audit Checklist Has Ended
The IETP Audit Checklist was updated in late 2018 with additional requirements and risk criticality gradings to all non-compliances, making it easier for factories and buyers to understand the severity of issues.
When we updated the Checklist in 2018 we implemented a ‘grace period’ until 31 December 2019 for some new checkpoints, and also checkpoints with increased requirements, which allowed factories additional time to implement corrective actions. This grace period ran for over a year and ended on 31 December 2019. All checkpoints are in the IETP Audit Checklist are now effective from 1 January 2020.
IETP reminds factories to pay particular attention to checkpoints 5.3.1, 12.3.1, 12.4.7 and 14.3.6 as they become effective from 1 Jan 2020. The detailed requirements of these checkpoints are available via https://www.ethicaltoyprogram.org/en/resources/factory-resources/etp-audit-checklist/.
Should you have any inquiries related to the checkpoints above, please call or email IETP technical specialists below: