The Disney ILS Program was established in 1996 to oversee labor standards compliance across the vast supply chain for Disney-branded products. Because Disney is primarily a licensor of intellectual property and does not own or control the facilities producing Disney-branded products, the ILS Program has implemented a number of unique programs that evaluate and improve working conditions wherever those products are produced.
The ILS Program goes beyond auditing alone to use business alignment and collaboration to further promote good labor practices in the extended supply chain for Disney-branded products. Disney operates a Supply Chain Investment Program, publicly disclose their vertical facility list, manage sourcing and labor rights risk with their Permitted Sourcing Countries Policy, and publicly report on their progress to increase awareness of labor conditions at the facilities producing Disney-branded products. Disney includes their ILS Program requirements in our licensee and vendor contracts. To promote Company-wide integration, the ILS Program is monitored and reviewed at the highest levels.