The Toy Industry, Social Responsibility, and the Supply Chain

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This webinar provides TIA members and companies throughout the toy supply chain with an overview of some of the leading social responsibility issues that are attracting attention from NGOs, legislators and regulators at the global, federal and state levels:

  • Conflict Minerals
    A federal law requires all publicly-traded companies to annually disclose their use of any conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country.  What are conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, gold or tungsten), how are they used in toys, and what is the impact on toy companies? How should companies respond now that a federal appeals court has overturned part of the SEC regulation on this issue?

  • Environmental Sustainability
    For more than 15 years, TIA and its members having been taking steps to continuously enhance the industry’s commitment to environmental protection. Toy companies are reducing their environmental impact by reducing packaging and increasing the use of recycled and bio-materials and renewable energy sources in production.  What are the latest regulatory compliance requirements, best practices for resource usage and sustainability, emerging issues regarding product end-of-life and take-back, etc.

  • Fair Labor Practices and Workplace Safety
    TIA was the first national toy association to require that every one of its manufacturer and retailer members adhere to a Code of Business Practices that promotes fair labor practices and the health and safety of factory workers throughout the supply chain. Since its launch, the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) CARE Process, has become the ‘gold standard’ for worker protection initiatives worldwide.  What are the latest updates to ICTI CARE’s requirements for factories, what regions does the program now cover, and how does the program impact the toy supply chain?

  • Slavery and Human Trafficking
    California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act (2010) requires every retail seller and manufacturer doing business in the state and having annual worldwide gross receipts over $100 million to disclose its efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain for tangible goods offered for sale.   What do toy companies need to know (and do) to demonstrate compliance with this law?

Who should attend:

Open to all toy industry stakeholders; especially recommended for those who are responsible for compliance and supply chain traceability and transparency.

Presented by:

Moderator: Alan P. Kaufman, Senior Vice President, Technical Affairs, Toy Industry Association


  • Christian Ewert, President and CEO, ICTI CARE Foundation
  • Jennifer Gibbons, Director, State Government Affairs, Toy Industry Association
  • Rachel Hedge, Director, Federal Government Affairs, Toy Industry Association
  • Rebecca Mond, Director, Federal Government Affairs, Toy Industry Association