Suppliers

How the Ethical Supply Chain Program adds value for you:

The ESCP program offers you industry-leading social compliance audits, trusted supplier certification, remote assessments, and multi-beneficial worker wellbeing initiatives. We were created by the industry for the industry,  requested and accepted by 98% of global brands & retailers, helping you to meet the responsible sourcing requirements of your customers, and open doors to the potential ones. Our certification proves you meet the required industry standard and you meet the customers need, getting approved quickly.

Program Benefits for Suppliers:

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Accepted by 98% of brands & retailers

Once certified, you’ll meet the standard required by the industry. Connect you with brands, retailers & licensors who recognise our program.

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Capability building programs

We offer in-person and online training and capability building programs to equip youwith the skills needed to achieve and maintain compliance.

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We reduce duplication efforts

One industry standard – removes the need for multiple audits.  We bring suppliers, brands, licensors and retailers together to ensure the program meets their needs, reducing costs for all

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Enabling Worker Engagement

We help you understand the needs of your workers through our worker helpline and surveys, promoting good worker-management dialogue and practical advice.

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We Facilitate Business Growth

Our technology platform, Connect, boosts your visibility to business partners all over the world.

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Worker Well-Being Initiatives

We offer you access to a range of programs which are proven to boost retention, productivity and increase worker loyalty.

What we offer:

Supplier Certification

Our ethical certification program meets the social compliance needs of your customers and is accepted or requested by 98% of brands and retailers. We conduct factory audits and take an extra step to certify those who meet our industry-leading ethical manufacturing standard. To ensure you’re empowered to identify and remediate compliance challenges to improve up to our standard, we provide training, visits, and best practices along your certification journey.

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Social Impact Assessments

This remote non-category specific self-assessment tool is designed to assess the effectiveness of the management systems in place to effectively manage labor, environmental, and health & safety compliance in your facility. It provides advice and improvement plan based on the findings, and could also be a steppingstone to full ESCP Certification.

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Environmental Assessment

Broad range of environmental areas covered, low-cost & efficient Assessment providing companies oversight into the environmental impact of their value chain.

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Worker Well-Being Initiatives

We offer certified suppliers the opportunity to run Worker Well-Being initiatives in your facility. Our programs: Family-Friendly Spaces, After-School Centers, Gender Equality, Migrant-Parent Training and our Worker Helpline, are win-win intiatives designed to improve the lives of workers while producing measurable business benefits for you and your customers.

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Brands, Retailers & Licensors we work with:

Testimonials from Suppliers:

Kiersten Wilmes
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Senior Director, Product Integrity & Sustainability

Hallmark values our partnership with the Ethical Supply Chain Program. We collaborate with ESCP in order to support our core suppliers and to better manage their compliance performance. Hallmark appreciates ESCP’s supplier training program which helps us to build our suppliers’ responsible sourcing capabilities and bring awareness across our supply chain.

Jeroen Nugteren
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Managing Directior of Identity Games

Ethical Supply Chain Program is a valuable partner who provides Identity Games with useful tools to source responsibly and select factories with high ethical standards. Their audit reports are helpful to ensure a safe work environment for all involved in our supply chain.

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Best Top Factory

Through participation in the Ethical Supply Chain Program, our factory has gained increased recognition for our social responsibility from government, community, our brand clients, and our workers, and the reputation of our business has improved. The Ethical Supply Chain Program is an important component of our organization’s corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, participating in ESCP improves worker-management relations and work environment.

Amy Jiang
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Senior Manager, Compliance Department of First Union

Ethical Supply Chain Program is recognized by our brand customers. In addition, the program is a complete and continuously improving management system, it also has a team of experts and provides professional support and training to us to help us improve our staff management, reduce employee turnover, and protect our business reputation. Our factory is viewed more favorably by both our customers and our workers, which helps us reduce risk from our factory management system. Joining the program protects your workers and enhances your business.

Alice Yeung
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Administration Director of Golden Cup Printing

Ethical Supply Chain Program is endorsed by a wide range of customers, such as publishers, toy brands and retailers. For businesses like ours that serve different industries, ESCP allows us to avoid the frustration of having to obtain multiple certifications. In addition to allowing us to meet orders, ESCP certification covers all areas of worker well-being, working conditions, and occupational health and safety, which helps us to systematically prevent numerous operational risks. The ESCP expert team are always on hand to answer all the questions we face in our management processes and put our minds at ease.

Michael Hyde
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Non-Executive Director

Ethical Supply Chain Program is an essential part of our global sourcing strategy. We do not have the resources or the expertise to run our own social compliance ethical sourcing program. ICTI Ethical Toy Program with it’s specialized focus on the Toy Industry helps us to meet the expectations, standards and requirements of our many stakeholders.

Diego Mombelli
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Global Supply Chain Director of Asmodee

Thanks to the Ethical Supply Chain Program we were able to develop further Responsible Manufacturing by connecting us to the platform of Asian factories and push forward many of the standards that our consumers are requesting. On top of that, we are proud to be part of the network of companies that believe in the program, sharing knowledge and collaborating through different webinars. Last but not least, we confirm the importance of this Certification for our company, but as well for our suppliers, and most importantly, our consumers.

Timothy Sullivan
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Senior Vice President Compliance Quality for Spin Master

Ethical Supply Chain Program is an essential part of our global sourcing strategy. We do not have the resources or the expertise to run our own social compliance ethical sourcing program. The Ethical Supply Chain Program with it’s specialized focus on the Toy Industry helps us to meet the expectations, standards and requirements of our many stakeholders.

Bonnie Hall
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Vice President, Global Quality Assurance for Crayola

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

Heather Canon
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Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability for Target

At Target we believe that to drive sustainable, systemic improvements in any sector, collaboration is necessary to enable the tipping point to drive lasting change. We partner with Ethical Supply Chain Program as a leading industry tool that is rooted in improving worker lives and driving continuous improvement. This beyond compliance approach includes progress visits, a worker helpline, and well-being programs.

Peter Higgins
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Executive Director, International Labor Standards

We consider the Ethical Supply Chain Program (ESCP) as one of our key multistakeholder initiatives. ESCP has helped to ensure that factories covered within their program adhere to high ethical standards. Their approach to quality and collaboration has streamlined auditing processes for many and reduces audit duplication. We particularly value the thoroughness of their investigations and the work they do beyond certification, which equips factories with the skills they need to make continuous improvements.

Pam Gill-Alabaster
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Former Head of Global Sustainability

The Ethical Supply Chain Program (ESCP) has been a long-standing, trusted partner to Mattel, providing a comprehensive social compliance certification program that helps identify and remediate potential risks in our supply chain and ensure that our suppliers meet the standards set forth in our Responsible Supply Chain Commitment. Through our ESCP membership, Mattel is able to support our ESG strategy which aims to promote ethical sourcing practices and worker health and safety throughout our supply chain.

How to get certified

Join the global community of ethically certified toy factories.

Getting Certified

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Training and guidance

Our factory training courses help you get the most from Ethical Supply Chain Program and equip you with the skills you need to tackle social compliance issues in your business.

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Factory resources

All the essential Ethical Supply Chain Program resources you need, including a Welcome Pack, Audit Checklist and latest policies you need to be aware of.

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Latest news and events

Stay up to date with the latest developments from the Ethical Supply Chain Program and our partners and sign up for upcoming events in your area.

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Supplier lookup

Check the Certification status of any supplier in the Ethical Toy Program, or validate the authenticity of certificates or audit reports.

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Upcoming training

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