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Making Toys without Joy

SACOM's latest report says that the hardship of the toy factory workers is a consequence of squeezing the unit prices in the global supply chain.

URGENT ACTION: Mattel needs to act!

It is time for Mattel to assume responsibility.
The family of the deceased Mattel worker Nianzhen Hu are still waiting for a fair compensation and Mattel must change its purchasing practices to safeguard the workers' physic and mental conditions.

Urgent Appeal: Suicide at Mattel supplier

Due to work related stress and repeated humiliation, a 45 year old female worker jumped out of a window on the sixth floor at Tai Qiang Factory, a Mattel supplier in China.

Petition hand-over to ICTI

ICTI receives almost 13.000 signatures demanding better conditions for workers in toy factories

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ICTI needs to act!

The International Council of Toy Industries ICTI has been approached by a coalition of NGOs campaigning for fair working conditions in toy production, including the partners of "Stop Toying Around!".

New report on two Chinese toy factories:

The recent report called "Exploitations of Toy Factory Workers at the Bottom of the Global Supply Chain" reveals that violations of human and workers rights remain even in certified toy factories in China.

What we want

The Campaign has very concrete demands. With all our activities, we strive for their implementation in order to improve living and working conditions for Chinese toy workers.


We demand the respect of national (Chinese) labour law! That means:

  • Workers receive a written contract
  • No forced labour
  • No discrimination
  • No child labout
  • No excessive working hours
  • No health and safety hazards
  • Enrolment of all workers in existing social security systems

On top of that we demand:

  • Payment of a living wage (rather than the legal minimum wage)
  • Freedom of Association and collective bargaining
  • Toy Companies must provide transparent information about and take full responsibility for their whole supply chain
  • Toy Companies must ensure independent monitoring of their Codes of Conduct and of their compliance with national (Chinese) labour law through Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

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