The company is a member of the BSCI and prefers to produce in factories that also meet the requirements of BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) or ICTI (International Council of Toy Industry). The Social Compliance Team in Shanghai examines and advises the manufacturers of the mbw® articles.
amfori: BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative)
In 2003, the Foreign Trade Association (Association of German Retailers with Foreign Trade Interests) and the Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) founded the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI).
The aim is to support the member companies in improving working conditions throughout the global value chain and to introduce environmental protection measures by means of a systematic monitoring and qualification system.
mbw® is a member of the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) and is subject to its Code of Conduct.
International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI)
The World Toy Industry Association was founded in 1975 by toy manufacturers from eight nations. The ICTI now comprises 20 member countries.
The objectives of the ITCI are:
- Promoting ethical and safe practices in toy production
- Representation of toy manufacturers' interests in the member states
The member companies commit themselves to fair, safe and lawful production conditions, which are set out in the association's Code of Conduct. This also includes the recognition of Conventions C 138 and C 182 of the International Labour Organisation, which prohibit exploitative child labour.
JCK Holding: Code of Conduct
Since 2007, mbw® has been part of JCK Holding in Quakenbrück. JCK is the umbrella organisation of a diverse and powerful group of companies that today operates worldwide. As early as 1999, JCK developed its own Code of Conduct for cooperation with suppliers.
The JCK Code of Conduct has agreed binding requirements on social aspects and working conditions with suppliers worldwide. A seven-member Social Compliance Department of the JCK holding company in Shanghai and Dhaka carries out a strict audit of the operations and ensures compliance with the rules. The evaluation focuses on child labour, forced labour, harassment, discrimination and abuse, remuneration and working hours, health and safety, as well as disciplinary measures and freedom of association.