Ethical Supply Chain Program

Ethical Supply Chain Program

What is the Ethical Supply Chain Program?

The Ethical Supply Chain Program (ESCP) is a specialist responsible sourcing program. Originally designed for the needs of the global toy industry, it is now deployed in many sectors with all programs applicable to any industry. With 20 years’ experience, ESCP is known for its robust Supplier Certification, remote Social Impact Assessment & Environmental Assessment, wide range of capability-building programs, and scalable worker wellbeing initiatives. We support businesses to measure and achieve their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives, mitigate labor risks and realize a safe and ethical workplace for workers.

The International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) created the Code of Business Practices in 1995. The ICTI Code of Business Practices represents one unified ethical manufacturing standard for the industry. In 2002, a worldwide auditing process was launched to implement and certify against the ICTI Code of Business Practices, with the goal of driving convergence, raising standards, and reducing duplication of social audits in the global toy industry supply chain.

In 2024, the ICTI Ethical Toy Program renamed to become the Ethical Supply Chain Program (ESCP). The new name reflects the growing demand for compliance accreditation services across the entire supply chain. Under its new name, the Ethical Supply Chain Program will continue to champion integrity and sustainability across all sectors in which it operates.

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