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SGS can help you and your suppliers maintain compliance with the requirements of the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) Ethical Toy Program (IETP) code of business conduct through a comprehensive auditing process.

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Worldwide toy safety standards are constantly improving and evolving. To ensure your compliance it is important to implement appropriate and effective control measures across your supply chain. Our global network of industry experts understand both your business and the standards and requirements you must meet, including IETP.

IETP certification from SGS saves your organization time and money by avoiding multiple audits, increasing productivity and product quality. Compliance demonstrates your commitment to ethical standards and adherence to the IETP code of business conduct.

IETP audits

A number of major toy brands and retailers accept audits against this code, which covers 14 key elements:

  • Audit process
  • Business ethics
  • Employment practices
  • Special protections
  • Working hours
  • Compensation
  • Disciplinary practices
  • Forced and prison labor
  • Discrimination
  • Grievance mechanisms
  • Facilities
  • Fire and emergency
  • Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)
  • Dormitory and canteen

The ICTI Ethical Toy Program (IETP) was formed in 1975 as an association of toy trade associations from around the world. IETP adopted a code of business practice in 1995 in response to growing demands for lawful, fair, safe and healthy work environments for those employed in the manufacture of toys. In 1996, this code was expanded and supplemented by a guide to fire prevention and emergency preparedness for toy factories worldwide.

As an IETP accredited body our global network of testing facilities help your organization maintain compliance with the IETP code of business conduct.

To discuss your IETP certification requirements, contact us today.