Time Warner companies, including Warner Bros., license images, brands and characters to licensees who then use the images on toys, electronics, costumes and other products. In 2006, Time Warner publicly committed to developing an ethical sourcing program to responsibly manage its relationships with these licensees. As articulated in the 2008 Time Warner Corporate Social Responsibility Report, the goal was to develop a set of ethical sourcing guidelines and to begin implementing business process adjustments as needed.
The Time Warner Ethical Sourcing Guidelines reflect the commitment of Time Warner Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies to conduct business according to standards of integrity and ethics. It is important that all of our vendors conduct business in compliance with local laws and regulations and industry standards. For the purposes of these Guidelines, “vendor” is synonymous with terms that may include but are not limited to supplier, factory, licensee, site, facility, contractor and sub-contractor. Major Time Warner subsidiaries include Home Box Office, Inc., Time Inc., Turner Broadcasting System Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.