The 3 Pillars of PlanToys'
With a strong desire to cultivate a sustainable world, PlanToys intentionally conducts business with careful consideration for the environment, child safety and development. This mission is implemented through our three pillars of business - also known as our “Sustainable Way” - which includes Sustainable Material, Sustainable Manufacturing and a Sustainable Mind.
We ensure the use of sustainable natural resources and create minimum to zero waste throughout our production process.
Reclaimed Rubber Trees
We use rubber wood that no longer produce latex. 3 years prior to removing trees, farmers stop adding fertilizer to ensure all wood is toxin free.
Chemical-Free and Kiln-Dried Process
To enhance the durability of rubber wood, PlanToys uses a chemical-free and kiln-drying process to eliminate moisture content from the wood pieces.
PlanWood is an eco-friendly material that is a result of grinding surplus sawdust from production and using a thermal process to form the shapes.
PlanToys products are free from toxins. We use a certified E-Zero glue that is formaldehyde-free and absent of harmful substances and chemicals.
PlanToys prohibits the use of chemical dyes containing lead or other heavy metals.
We always search for the best eco-friendly materials for use in production. Organic pigments not only benefit our children but also the environment.
Chemical-Free and Kiln-Dried Process
Plant-based inks are used for our printed materials. Plant-based ink is biodegradable and much more planet-friendly than standard ink.
100% Natural Rubber
Our rubber toys are made using 100% natural rubber. They are designed to withstand all weather conditions, both outdoors and indoors.
Other materials like fabric, recycled paper and rope, we ensure that materials are chemical-free and safe for our workers and children.
PlanToys uses solar energy to generate electricity at our PlanToys Children’s Museum in order to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact.
Nothing is wasted at the PlanToys Factory; leftover wood pieces and chips are used as fuel to produce heat energy for the production process in the factory.
As a carbon neutral company and in cooperation with Plan Group, PlanToys implements a reforestation program each year to encourage absorption of carbon dioxide from production. Last year, we planted over 3,900 trees.
ISO 45001 & SA 8000
The ISO 45001 certification confirms our healthy work environment – in terms of both safety and health standards for office and factory employees. PlanToys also received the SA 8000 certification for employee quality of life after instilling a program that mandates equal opportunity for all employees.
ISO 9001 & ISO 14001
PlanToys received the ISO 9001 certificate for world-class quality of products and services and the ISO 14001 certificate for excellence in environmental management.
ASTM & EN71
All PlanToys products exceed international safety standards, including ASTM (USA) and EN71 (Europe).
We manufacture children’s toys with love using eco-friendly processes in every single step of production
We strive to give back to society and the environment through special environmental and educational campaigns that help make the world a better place for everyone.
PlanToys Children’s Museum
The PlanToys® Children Museum displays the fascinating history of toys all around the world. This includes a variety of toys made from metal, plastic and wood. Since its opening in 2000, the PlanToys® Children’s Museum has seen over 110,000 visitors. Both children and adults gain hands-on experience from playing with PlanToys while also being educated about nature, society and the environment.
Plan Loves Forests Program
Alongside other members of the Plan Group, we host an annual reforestation program, Plan Loves Forests, with the goal of preserving and restoring watershed forests while cultivating environmental awareness and accountability. To date, we have planted approximately 50,000 trees in Chaiyaphum and have hopes of continuing this program for at least another 10 years.
Children and Community Club
Started in Trang Province, Thailand, the club encourages children to participate in activities outside of the classroom to gain hands-on experiences that are beneficial to their learning and development.
Striving to nurture environmentally-conscious minds, PlanToys founded the Sarnsaeng-Arun Foundation to provide children and families with a public library, park and magazine that help build awareness around sustainable living and planet-friendly practices. This foundation also organizes a variety of yearly activities using PlanToys’ annual profits.
Mom-Made Toys Project
In celebration of PlanToys’ 30th anniversary, we established the Mom-Made Toys Project as a way to give back to society. In partnership with LOWE Thailand and mothers of children with special needs, PlanToys designed and produced a series of toys to help enhance the development of children with cerebral palsy, autism and visual impairment.
We believe that our employees’ happiness is partially our responsibility. After all, they are practically family! Whether it is implementing the use of chemical-free materials, practicing safer manufacturing methods, offering support through a credit union, creating more job opportunities via a cooperative shop or encouraging employees in their financial and mental wellness, we see everything that we do internally as a chance to build our employees up and add to the quality of their lives.
PlanToys intends to not only create educational and developmental toys for children, but also to encourage little ones to explore hands-on play activities. This is why we established PlanNeramit, an imaginative playhouse and children's theatre where families can enjoy play-based learning together – driven by the concept of "I play, therefore I learn."