Product safety and quality also belongs to the Egmont Social Compliance Programme. It is important to Egmont that all products are safe to use in their primary function and in ways that the product(s) could be intended to be used.
Egmont and Quality Assurance
Egmont’s quality assurance requirements were established to ensure compliance with all relevant and present product safety legislation and standards as well as ensuring that the quality of the products live up to the expectation of the consumers.
Egmont and Product Safety
Egmont’s product safety requirements are summed up in the Egmont Safety Manual, which is updated twice a year. The manual references requirements, legislation, standards, etc., that applies to all markets where Egmont’s sell their products.
Requirements for Suppliers
To ensure that suppliers comply with Egmont’s CoC and that suppliers should demonstrate that they have the facilities to produce Egmont’s products while they should also provide information on which materials and materials that are used in the products. Only materials, which are approved according to legislation can be used in production.
Egmont has a comprehensive test programme and all products are tested and approved of under existing laws before they are put on the market. Dependent on product category all products are tested by Egmont’s inspectors or third party inspectors during production, before shipping the goods or before distribution. In circumstances where a product cannot be approved, the supplier is asked to change the product(s) and new tests are also required. In 2016, Egmont has 898 inspections of toys to ensure compliance with Egmont’s product safety and quality requirements.