Company Goals

Our Goal is Genuine and Simple:

MCM Brands is committed to be an effective partner through quality, delivery and value in products and services.

Our people are dedicated to enhancing your Customer Experience so you can feel confident, adhering to these strategic objectives.

Provide reliable and comprehensive solutions to help customers build their brand legacies.

Maintain a consistent and superior Customer Experience through the entire order process.

Deliver Right Product, with the Right Quality, Right on Time.

We commit to support our partners through clear communication, customer service excellence and continuously refining our process, products and services.

Social Responsibility


SUMERRA:

MCM Brands is an active participant in the Sumerra Ethical Supplier Engagement Program, annually auditing factories to ensure the University products are produced in facilities that are compliant with University Code of Conduct and local laws.

Sumerra’s Ethical Supplier Engagement Program (ESEP) help us make sure that factory workers, environments and communities are protected. Reducing the risk in the Supply Chain to Universities and strengthening the relationship between Universities and Licensee factories/suppliers as improvements related to compliance are implemented.

Fair Labor Association:

MCM Brands has been a member of the Fair Labor Association since 2002, as an organization dedicated to promoting the FLA Code of Conduct and other principles that encourage the fair treatment of workers around the globe. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that they also abide by the Code of Conduct and their factories are safe and clean. A current copy of our FLA certification is available upon request.

MCM Brands takes part in FLA’s quarterly interactive eLearning sessions and attends in-person Licensee Training sessions to make sure we are managing current Social Compliance Assessments and Remediation with the best tools and resources available.

Code of Conduct


MCM Group, Inc. WORKPLACE CODE OF CONDUCT

Forced Labor:  There shall not be any use of forced labor whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise.

Child Labor: No person shall be employed at an age younger than 15 (or 14 where the law of the country of manufacture allows) or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 15.

Harassment or Abuse: Every employee shall be treated with respect and dignity. No employee shall be subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

Non-discrimination: No person shall be subject to any discrimination in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, political opinion, or social or ethnic origin.

Health and Safety: Employers shall provide a safe and healthy working environment to prevent accidents and injuries to healthy arising or of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employer facilities.

Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining: Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Wages and Benefits: MCM recognizes that wages are essential to meeting employees’ basic needs. Employers shall pay employees, as a floor, at least the minimum wage required by local law or the prevailing industry wage, whichever is higher, and shall provide legally mandated.

Hours of Work: Except in extraordinary business circumstances, employees shall (i) not be required to work more than the lesser of (a) 48 hour per week and 12 hours of overtime or (b) the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture or, where the laws of such country do not limit the hours or work, the regular work week – in such country plus 12 hour overtime and (ii) be entitled to at least one day off in every seven day period.
Overtime Compensation: In addition to their compensation for regular hours of work, employees shall be compensated for overtime hours at such premium rate as is legally required in the country of manufacture or, in those countries where such laws do not exist, at a rate at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate.

-Lee Blount
General Manager and Vice President

Social Compliance


MCM Social Compliance Audits

MCM abides by the FLA Code of Conduct and requires all our suppliers to comply. All suppliers’ companies are required to post, abide by and conduct regular meetings related to the FLA Code of Conduct. Signed copies of this policy, signed by the principles of supplier Company, are on file.

In, addition, MCM conducts regular Safety and Compliance Audits of our own manufacturing and distribution facility, as well as social compliance audits at our major supplies, through our own internal monitoring staff and independent, FLA accredited auditing firms. Copies of the inspection and audit reports are on file and are available upon request.

Plush Safety Program


At MCM Brands, your child’s safety is important to us. That is why we have established a regular testing program for our plush line, ensuring that all our plush toys comply with all requirements and regulations established under CPSIA, CPSC, California Proposition 65 and Canadian Standards. Certificates of Conformity and lab test reports are on file and available upon request.

The MCM Brands testing program meets the following requirements:

US Standards and Regulations

  • California Prop 65 Lead
  • California Prop 65 Phthalates
  • CPSIA Phthalate Content (Non-Mouthable and Mouthable)
  • CPSIA Total Lead Content in Surface Coatings
  • CPSIA Total Lead Content Children’s Products (Metal and non-metal substrates)
  • CPSIA Tracking Labels
  • 16 CFR 1500, Mechanical Hazards and Labeling
  • 16 CFE 1500, 44, Flammability of Solids
  • Model Toxics in Packaging
  • 16 CFR 1501, Small Parts
  • ASTM F963 Soluble Heavy Metals content in Surface Coatings
  • ASTM F963, Mechanical Hazards & Labeling
  • ASTM F963, Flammability of Solids
  • ASTM F963, Flammability of Textiles

Canadian Standards and Regulations

  • SOR/2016-193, Surface Coating Materials Regulations (Total Lead and Mercury)
  • SOR/2011-17 as amended, Leachable Metals in Surface Coatings
  • SOR/2010-273 as amended, Lead in Substrate Materials
  • SOR/2018-83 Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations
  • SOR/2016-188, Phthalates Regulations
  • SOR/2016-194, Textile Flammability Regulation
  • SOR/2011-17 as amended, Canadian Toys Regulations (Mechanical Hazards & Flammability)
  • Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act (R.S., 1985, c. C-38)
  • Country of Origin (C.R.C., c.535)

For more information, please contact:

MCM Brands
145 Cane Creek, Suite 125
Industrial Park Rd
Fletcher, NC 28732
828-650-3054