Following a successful year of collaboration and partnership, ICTI CARE and Ethical Corporation are deepening their partnership to share and promote innovate solutions to responsible sourcing challenges.
Ethical Corporation will continue to provide a professional platform for ICTI CARE Foundation members to keep up with key trends, with preferential access to webinars and events. ICTI CARE will share thought leadership and best practice examples with the Ethical Corporation community.
Established in 2004, ICTI CARE is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to protect and enhance the wellbeing of workers in the global toy and entertainment industry supply chain.
Mark Robertson, Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations at the ICTI CARE Foundation said: “We’re delighted to strengthen our partnership with Ethical Corporation, and look forward to sharing insights from business-driven programs to support toy brands, retailers and factories to improve the wellbeing of toy workers worldwide”
Echoing Mark’s sentiments, Greg Cohen, Marketing Manager at Ethical Corporation said “We’re very pleased to continue working with the ICTI CARE Foundation closely as their expertise provides our community with the best learnings from their leading work in the space of supplier engagement from the toy and entertainment industry. ICTI CARE has a wealth of practical, on the ground experience and expertise in the toy industry which is vital for enabling responsible supply chains worldwide”.
This partnership means that all ICTI Care Foundation members will enjoy a favourable rate to attend Ethical Corporation’s events worldwide – including the Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2016 and the Responsible Business Summits 2017 in Europe, USA and Asia.
About ICTI CARE:
ICTI CARE Foundation (www.icti-care.org) works with thousands of brands, retailers, suppliers, NGOs and other civil society groups to monitor, manage and fix social sustainability issues in the toy industry supply chain across the world, and to protect and improve labour standards. Over 1,100 factories – across 12 countries - are currently ICTI CARE Certified, representing some 650,000 workers.
ICTI CARE offers a range of resources to enable toy brands, retailers and suppliers achieve responsible sourcing aims and drive standards. We lead the industry with far-reaching and specialised audits (including both announced and surprise audits), a robust ethical certification scheme, capability building and training programs, education as well as peer to peer learning.
Our free, confidential helpline for workers in China has received over 10,000 calls, supporting an average of 2,000 workers a year.
About Ethical Corporation:
Ethical Corporation have been providing expertly-crafted and industry-leading business intelligence to CSR, compliance, and risk & governance business executives from across the world since 2001.
By providing insightful analysis of key sustainability issues, high-level meeting places and comprehensive strategic insight, Ethical Corporation help businesses from a number of different industries to become more responsible and environmentally conscious in their operations.