Social Needs Assessment and Supply Chain Mapping in India’s Toy Supply Chain

The Centre is undertaking  a supply chain mapping and a social needs assessment in the India supply chain of a Western toy producer. The project consists of two assessments targeting both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 level of the supply chain, including direct factory visits in Tier 2. 

 

The assessment scope has a strong gender focus, including maternity protection and breastfeeding; child labour and young workers; WASH, nutrition and access to health services, living conditions, transportation; the humane treatment of workers i.e.  non-discrimination, gender equality, harassment, coercion and abuse; and the welfare of children of workers (education, childcare, migrants children, left-behind children).

 

The assessment methodology includes desk research, factory self-assessment sheets, walkthrough/on-site observations and document review, in-depth interviews, focus group discussions (FGD), surveys and supply chain mapping. 

 

So far The Centre has completed the Tier 1 assessment, and will soon begin Tier 2 factory visits. Once the assessment has concluded, The Centre will produce an in-depth report for our client and layout recommendations for addressing identified challenges. That will be followed by practical workshops with the client to mobilise action in the supply chain. 

Published on 25/03/2022

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