adidas owns adidas and Reebok brands, and its social compliance program is accredited by FLA.
From the adidas website: Being a sustainable business is about striking the balance between shareholder expectations and the needs and concerns of our employees, the workers in our supply chain, and the environment. We truly believe that acting as a responsible business – one that is fully committed to respecting human rights – will contribute to lasting economic success.
In April 2011, Nike, Inc. requested the involvement of the FLA at the factory PT. Glostar Indonesia (Glostar) located in Sukabumi, Indonesia. The factory, owned and operated by Pou Chen Group, supplied Converse (a Nike, Inc. affiliate brand), as well as adidas and VF Corporation. Internal monitoring by Nike Inc., confirmed by internal monitoring by adidas, had found noncompliances in the area of harassment or abuse, among others.
On March 1, 2010, FLA received a Third Party Complaint (3PC) from several workers alleging a range of violations of labor standards and of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at the Chi Fung S.A de C.V factory in El Salvador. The 3PC implicated FLA affiliated companies adidas and M.J. Soffee, which each commissioned separate investigations into the allegations. On May 15th, FLA staff met in San Salvador with the complainants and discussed in detail the findings of the reports and the remediation plan that had been developed by the brands and the factory.
The FLA Board of Directors accredited adidas-Salomon’s labor compliance program in May 2005, at the end of a three-year initial implementation period. Separately, the FLA Board of Directors accredited Reebok’s footwear program in 2004 and its apparel program in 2005; further, the FLA Board reaccredited Reebok’s footwear labor compliance program in 2006. This assessment for reaccreditation of adidas’s labor compliance program covers the period 2005-2007.
On May 27, 2008, FLA published a Second Interim Summary Report providing information on all activities related to a Third Party Complaint (3PC) initially filed on December 8, 2005 by Christliche Initiative Romero (CRI) regarding Hermosa Manufacturing in El Salvador. FLA affiliate companies adidas, Nike, Inc. and Russell Athletics sourced from the factory at the time the 3PC was filed. CIR alleged workers were owed wage, overtime and severance payments from the sudden closure of Hermosa Manufacturing in May 2005.
adidas-Salomon was approved as a FLA Participating Company in 2001. The adidas-Salomon Standards of Engagement (SOE), the Company’s Code of Conduct, includes benchmarks for labor and health, safety and environment. The FLA Board of Directors voted to approve the accreditation of the adidas-Salomon compliance program on May 12, 2005, based on proven adherence to FLA's Workplace Code of Conduct and the Obligations of Companies.