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IETP follow up investigation to China Labor Watch toy industry report
Author: ICTI Ethical Toy Program, Published on: 7 January 2020
"ICTI Ethical Toy Program response to China Labor Watch report – November 2019", 7 January 2020
... Upon receiving the CLW report, IETP immediately launched a follow-up investigation into the allegations at the five IETP Certified Factories. Our follow-up investigation included a review of each CLW allegation, an analysis of existing audit data, factory visits to investigate allegations, and follow-up meetings with factory management....
[E]ach of the factories involved cooperated fully with our investigation and stated their commitment to tackling the issues raised. Whilst our investigation did not find evidence to support many of the allegations made in the CLW report, some of the issues raised by CLW are valid and of concern to us. IETP is taking... steps to address issues identified and to ensure that sustained progress is made at each factory...
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