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 current product safety legislation and standards and to ensure that the quality of the products meet consumer expectations.
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 outlines requirements, legislation, standards, etc., that applies to all markets where Egmont sells products.
Requirements for Suppliers
To ensure that suppliers comply with Egmont’s CoC suppliers should demonstrate that they have the facilities to produce Egmont’s products. At the same time suppliers shall also provide information on which 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 to ensure that they comply with applicable legislation before they are put on the market. Depending on the relevantproduct category, all products are tested by Egmont’s inspectors or third party inspectors during production, before shipping the goods or before distribution. If a product cannot be approved, the supplier is asked to change the product(s) and new tests are also required. In 2016, Egmont conducted 898 toy inspections to ensure compliance with Egmont’s product safety and quality requirements.