The ICTI CARE Process is the ethical manufacturing program of the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI). It is led by Christian Ewert and has an operating office in Hong Kong, at ICTI CARE Foundation Asia Limited, Ltd. Its permanent secretariat is located in New York.
Christian Ewert is an ex-officio member of the Governance Board of the ICTI CARE Foundation as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Toy Industries CARE Foundation since July 2004. The Foundation is the parent of the ICTI CARE Process, the toy industry’s ethical manufacturing program. He established and is responsible for supervising the ICTI CARE Foundation Asia Ltd. Hong Kong operations office including its auditing, training and education programs, fundraising and outreach activities pertaining to toy associations, and global and national brands and retailers, to secure their participation in the ICTI CARE Process.
Prior to accepting his current position, Mr. Ewert was Chief Operating Officer of Zapf Creation, Europe's leading brand manufacturer of play, function and collector dolls and doll accessories, based in Roedental, Germany. His responsibilities included supervision of Zapf Creation’s supply chain management program and global IT system. Extensive knowledge and experience in this area led to Mr. Ewert’s position with the ICTI CARE Foundation.
Mr. Ewert’s earlier experience consists of over 10 years of hands-on manufacturing experience including appointments at two firms within Jacob AG’s holding group. The first was as Managing Director and subsequently, Chairman, of its North Sails Lanka operation in Sri Lanka where he managed factory production of water sports equipment. The second was as the CEO of the Mistral Sports Group in Penzberg, Germany. Mr. Ewert additionally served as Deputy Director in charge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) at BMW Munich for one year where he was responsible for innovation management in sales and marketing. Mr. Ewert is a 1990 graduate of the University of Munich, where he received an MBA. He lives in Bremen with his family.
P.W. joined ICFAL as General Manager, Operations since January 2013. He has more than 35 years’ experience in the toy industry and specialized in the Code of Conduct since 1999. P.W. also has extensive experience with the ICTI CARE Process (ICP), he was a founding member of the Asia Technical Advisory Board that helped draft the ICP auditing checklist and guidelines. Mr. Ip graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Tony joined ICFAL in late July 2011 as an Assistant Manager for Social Compliance and is responsible for managing the technical team in China. Prior to that, Tony worked extensively for an outside firm in related auditing and training for the ICTI CARE Process. He has also worked as a compliance supervisor for a major US brand. Tony is licensed as a lawyer in China and has both legal professional and auditor qualification in several recognized audit systems, i.e., ICP, WRAP, EICC/GeS1 and ISO9001:2000 IRCA.
Terry Liu joined ICFAL in April 2012 as an Assistant Manager for Social Compliance. His main responsibilities are to support the Continuous Improvement Process of ICP factories, execute the GSCP Equivalence Process and manage the daily operation of the new ICP Database platform (powered by Enablon). Terry has over ten years of social compliance work experience in the toy industry. He worked for five years as a Senior Engineer for a major U.S. buying office. Prior to that, he worked for four years as a Social Compliance Auditor for a major U.S. toy brand. Terry received a Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Engineering from the China University of Geosciences in 2006.
April joined ICFAL in July 2012 as a Social Compliance Supervisor based in China. She is under the supervision of the Technical Manager and responsible for audit report review, seal approval, QC audits and other related technical issues. April is additionally accredited as an EICC and ICP auditor and holds a SA8000 certificate. She previously worked for a third party audit firm where she performed audits in mainland China and Southeast Asia.
Litchi joined ICFAL in September 2012 and works under the supervision of the COO as Training and Capacity Building Supervisor. She supports operation of the worker Helpline and the worker and factory education, training and capacity building program. Litchi received a Bachelor of Laws in International Politics from the Renmin University of China and a Master of Social Work from the University of Hong Kong.
Sarah joined ICFAL in September 2012 as a Communication Officer. She works under the supervision of the COO and is responsible for internal and external communications, as well as event management. Sarah received a Bachelor in Linguistics from the University of Waikato and a Master in Linguistics from the Hong Kong Baptist University. She previously managed communications and public relations for the China branch of one of the leading INGO’s for 5 years.
Victoria Law joined ICFAL in January 2007 and was promoted to Administrative & Process Manager in 2008. She works for ICP's Asia office where she has overall responsibility for the general daily operation of the office including factory applications and monitoring, the production of reports, marketing materials and events organization. She also supports the COO and other senior management on other CSR program issues. Ms. Law holds a bachelors degree in linguistics and foreign language, and has experience in design and printing.
Steven joined ICFAL in October 2007 as an Administrative Assistant and is based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the handling of the application process for all factories, both local and international, and also provides clerical support to the A&P Manager for daily operation. With four years' involvement with the program, he is also serving as a general enquiry window for buyers and factories or other parties through firstname.lastname@example.org, with prompt distribution to the designated division in a timely manner.
Anny joined ICFAL in September 2012 as an Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for providing clerical support to the A&P Manager for daily operation as well as updating the Enablon IT system. Anny received her degree in translation from Lingnan University.
Amy Yeung has been employed by ICFAL as Administrative Assistant since 2008. She is responsible for reception duties at the front desk and provides general administration assistance to the staff.
ICTI itself is a non-profit association incorporated in the State of New York and is headed by an Executive Board, to which report a President and three Regional Vice-Presidents. Please refer to the ICTI website for more information about ICTI.