Ethical Sourcing

Mattel manufactures products in company-owned and/or -operated facilities and through third-party manufacturers. In 1997, Mattel became one of the first toy companies to create standards for responsible manufacturing. Since then, these principles have become the foundation for Mattel’s Responsible Supply Chain Commitment (RSCC), a comprehensive set of standards and oversight processes that establish our expectations for responsible factory working conditions, environmental protections, social compliance, labor, and environmental, health, and safety in both our own manufacturing facilities and those of our supply chain partners.

 

We regularly monitor and audit manufacturing facilities in our supply chain for compliance with the RSCC. Mattel-owned and/or -operated manufacturing facilities are monitored by our internal and/or external teams for quality and security, as well as compliance with RSCC, and to meet similar requirements of key retailers and licensed-in partners. Mattel uses a risk-based approach to require audit data from finished goods manufacturers and monitors the performance of certain printed packaging suppliers. 

Human Rights and Social Compliance

Our Human Rights Principles set forth our commitment to respect the rights provided in the International Bill of Human Rights, the principles supported by the United Nations' Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

Assessing Supplier Risk

Mattel’s supplier qualification and monitoring processes are informed by risk screening and management, which has two fundamental components: Geographical Risk and Critical Supplier Risk.

Setting the Standard

We require finished goods manufacturers and certain other suppliers to be part of the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) Ethical Toy Program (IETP) or provide equivalent social audit data.