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ICTI Ethical Toy Program Hires Todd Merton

ICTI-Todd Merton

The ICTI Ethical Toy Program (IETP) named Todd Merton to the newly created role of head of business development. IETP is the specialist responsible sourcing program for the toy industry.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with world’s leading retailers, brands, and companies to ensure their products are being made in the most ethical manner and improving the lives of the workers responsible for that production,” Merton said.

Based in the U.S., Merton brings experience developing strategic partnerships, including licensing agreements with companies that include Marvel, ViacomCBS, and Warner Bros.

At the ICTI Ethical Toy Program, he will focus on strengthening relationships with existing program members and adding new members across retail, toys, manufacturing, and brand licensing.

““IETP is dedicated to reducing duplication and helping our members achieve positive business and social impacts through their global supply chains,” said IETP president and CEO Carmel Giblin. “I’m thrilled to have Todd join the team, with his extensive experience we’ll build a stronger community of responsible buyers and ethical suppliers, creating long-term value for all.”

Merton can be contacted directly at to provide more information about IETP services and how they can support companies in meeting their business objectives.