Permitted Sourcing Countries Policy

Background

In March 2013, The Walt Disney Company consolidated production of Disney-branded products in a more limited number of Permitted Sourcing Countries. We made this change to more effectively focus our resources, better manage the supply chain for Disney-branded products and meet our standards on a more reliable and consistent basis in locations more likely to make continuous improvements in working conditions. More can be read about that decision here.

Permitted Sourcing Countries List

Disney uses the World Bank’s Governance Indicators (WGI) as a primary resource for identifying and comparing areas of risk and determining where to focus our monitoring resources and requirements.  This data helps us generate our Permitted Sourcing Countries list, which determines those countries licensees and vendors may source from in their production of Disney-branded products. We believe this index provides a consistent and transparent basis for these determinations and helps us to more effectively focus our resources, better manage the supply chain for Disney-branded products and meet our standards in a more reliable and consistent basis in locations more likely to make continuous improvements in working conditions. In addition, we refer to the U.S. Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor and the U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report to further refine our risk assessment and help prioritize oversight.

As part of our ongoing support of the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) and International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Better Work program, facilities that participate in a Better Work country program (in countries that are not otherwise on the Permitted Sourcing Countries list) and also meet Disney’s International Labor Standards program requirements may be used to manufacturer of Disney-branded products. Better Work is a program that provides assessment and capacity-building services for apparel factories in select countries. The ILO and IFC make autonomous decisions on where Better Work operates on an independent set of criteria that include consultations with national stakeholders of government, employers and workers.

The current list of Permitted Sourcing Countries is set forth below. The Permitted Sourcing Countries list is updated on a periodic basis.

 

PERMITTED WITHOUT ILS AUDITS

AMERICAN SAMOA

CYPRUS

KOREA, SOUTH

SAN MARINO

ANDORRA

CZECH REPUBLIC

LATVIA

SINGAPORE

ANGUILLA

DENMARK

LIECHTENSTEIN

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

DOMINICA

LITHUANIA

SLOVENIA

ARUBA

ESTONIA

LUXEMBOURG

SPAIN

AUSTRALIA

FINLAND

MACAO

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

AUSTRIA

FRANCE

MALTA

ST. LUCIA

BAHAMAS

FRENCH GUIANA

MARTINIQUE

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

BARBADOS

GERMANY

MAURITIUS

SWEDEN

BELGIUM

GREENLAND

MONACO

SWITZERLAND

BERMUDA

GUAM

NETHERLANDS

TAIWAN

BOTSWANA

HONG KONG

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

UNTED ARAB EMIRATES

BRUNEI

HUNGARY

NEW ZEALAND

UNITED KINGDOM

CANADA

ICELAND

NORWAY

UNITED STATES

CAPE VERDE

IRELAND

POLAND

URUGUAY

CAYMAN ISLANDS

ISRAEL

PORTUGAL

VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.)

CHILE

ITALY

PUERTO RICO

 

COSTA RICA

JAPAN

QATAR

 

CROATIA

JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS

RÉUNION

 

PERMITTED WITH ILS AUDITS

ALBANIA

GHANA

MALI

SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE

ARGENTINA

GREECE

MARSHALL ISLANDS

SAUDI ARABIA

ARMENIA

GRENADA

MEXICO

SENEGAL

BAHRAIN

GUATEMALA

MICRONESIA

SERBIA

BELIZE

GUYANA

MOLDOVA

SEYCHELLES

BENIN

HAITI*

MONGOLIA

SIERRA LEONE

BHUTAN

HONDURAS

MONTENEGRO

SOLOMON ISLANDS

BOLIVIA

INDIA

MOROCCO

SOUTH AFRICA

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

INDONESIA

MOZAMBIQUE

SRI LANKA

BRAZIL

JAMAICA

NAMIBIA

SURINAME

BULGARIA

JORDAN

NAURU

SWAZILAND

BURKINA FASO

KAZAKHSTAN

NICARAGUA

TANZANIA

CAMBODIA**

KENYA

NIGER

THAILAND

CHINA

KIRIBATI

OMAN

TONGA

COLOMBIA

KOSOVO

PALAU

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

DJIBOUTI

KUWAIT

PANAMA

TUNISIA

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

LEBANON

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

TURKEY

ECUADOR

LESOTHO

PARAGUAY

TUVALU

EGYPT, ARAB REP.

LIBERIA

PERU

UGANDA

EL SALVADOR

MACEDONIA

PHILIPPINES

UKRAINE

FIJI

MADAGASCAR

ROMANIA

VANUATU

GABON

MALAWI

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

VIETNAM

GAMBIA

MALAYSIA

RWANDA

WEST BANK AND GAZA

GEORGIA

MALDIVES

SAMOA

ZAMBIA