With the importance of collaboration and partnerships in business consistently cited as being of increasing importance in all sectors and industries, Ethical Corporation have announced their intention to embark on a beneficial global partnership with ICTI CARE Foundation.
The intention is to provide a professional platform for ICTI CARE Foundation members to keep up with key trends, and in return Ethical Corporation’s community will be helped in making a difference in the challenging space of supplier engagement.
ICTI CARE Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2004 to safeguard and improve ethical and sustainability standards in the global toy and entertainment industry supply chain.
Mark Robertson, Director of Communications and Stakeholder Relations at ICTI CARE Foundation said: “We have ambitious plans to develop the ICTI CARE responsible sourcing programme and we want to share our experiences of working with global brands, retailers and suppliers to raise sustainability standards in the toy and entertainment industry’s supply chain. We are therefore delighted to support Ethical Corporation as a promotional partner and look forward to participating in their exciting programme of sustainability events in 2016”.
Echoing Mark’s sentiments, Elina Yumasheva, head of brand at Ethical Corporation said “We’re very pleased to be working with the ICTI CARE Foundation closely as we believe it helps our community to get the best learnings in the space of supplier engagement from the toy and entertainment industry. A lot of best practices could be taken from the toy industry for our community through ICTI CARE’s practical, on the ground experience and expertise 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 Responsible Business Summits 2016 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 labor 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 (http://www.ethicalcorp.com/) have been providing expertly-crafted and industry-leading business intelligence to business executives across the globe since 2001 in the space of CSR, compliance, risk and governance.
By providing insightful analysis of key sustainability issues, high-level meeting places and comprehensive strategic advice, Ethical Corporation help businesses from a number of different industries to become more responsible and environmentally conscious in their operations.