Van Heusen brand, all Van Heusen apparel. PVH Corp.'s compliance program is accredited by FLA.
From the PVH Corp. website: Phillips-Van Heusen is committed to an ongoing program of monitoring all our facilities and those of companies with whom we do business in accordance with our code of conduct, “A Shared Commitment”. This code defines PVH standards and values, which must be upheld in our facilities and those of our supplies, contractors and business partners.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – October 22, 2018 – Today, 123 apparel and footwear companies signed the new “AAFA/FLA Apparel & Footwear Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment,” reflecting the industry’s commitment to the fair treatment of workers in the global apparel, footwear, and travel goods supply chain.
When Estofel, S.A. of Guatemala City, Guatemala, shut down in late 2007, a number of FLA affiliates—including the University of Washington, Gear for Sports, Hanesbrands and Philips-Van Heusen—led an effort with Ghim Li and the Collegiate Licensing Company that resulted in severance payments to 871 former Estofel workers from the parent company of the closed facility. Read more.
Issues: In 2006, the FLA received a third party complaint from the Cambodia Industry Union Federation alleging that provisions of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct guaranteeing freedom of association and health and safety were being ignored at the Great Lancelot factory in Phnom Penh.
On December 14, 2016, the Fair Labor Association accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by the Federación Sindical de El Salvador (FESS) with regard to the factory L.D. El Salvador S.A. de C.V. The complainant alleged a number of violations of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at L.D. with respect to freedom of association, health and safety, hours of work, and compensation.
Over the course of 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Development Workshop Cooperative (DW), a civil society organization based in Turkey, collaborated on a pilot project to trace the garment and cotton supply chains of seven multinational companies sourcing from Turkey and doing business in the Netherlands.
On October 7th, 2016, the FLA Board of Directors voted to approve the reaccreditation of PVH Corp.'s labor compliance program. PVH's reaccreditation covers the period from 2008 to 2016. The full reaccreditation report includes commendation for PVH's strengths, along with recommendations for further enhancement of its social compliance program.
On November 11, 2015, the FLA accepted for review a complaint filed by a union representative about a Guatemalan sewing factory that suddenly terminated its operations at the end of March 2015 without paying workers the required wages, beneifts, bonuses, and severance benefits. The complainant further alleged that FLA-affiliated company PVH was a buyer at the factory, as product under PVH’s brand Tommy Hilfiger was produced at the factory, though here was lack of clarity on whether the production was direct or licenced, or was authorized or unauthorized.
On October 25, 2010, the FLA convened a second stakeholder forum on wages in Hong Kong. Hosted at the offices of affiliated company PVH Corp., it brought together academics, practitioners, and representatives of international organizations, companies, trade unions, and monitoring organizations to discuss recent wage developments (with emphasis on Asia) and responses to address wage issues.