“To promote best practice and excellence in all aspects of product design, toy safety, ethical manufacturing, environmental issues and responsible marketing and by so doing protect and promote the interests of our members.“
The British Toy & Hobby Association’s Code of Practice covers a wide range of issues which are either in line with, or surpass, current UK legislation.
Members are required to meet a high level of standards and are asked to conform to the following requirements:
- Each member of the BTHA must sign the following form each year, which lays out the rules and conduct expected of all members:
- The BTHA expects all its members to undertake ethical responsibilities and requires members to use the ICTI Code of Business Practices standards, or an equivalent or higher standard, to measure factory compliance for workers:
- The BTHA and its members support the Advertising Association’s pledge regarding use of Brand Ambassadors and all BTHA members are signatories to the pledge. The BTHA also has a set of guidelines for its members on ‘Communications with children across all media’ and advice for members on responsible marketing: