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Colleges & Universities

Most students take pride in their universities and like to demonstrate school spirit. From t-shirts, sweatpants and hats, to baking accessories, golf equipment and headphones, students and alumni buy many products bearing their school's logo. Even as they enjoy these products, students and alumni also care that college-logoed products are manufactured in a facility that respects its workers and treats them well. FLA university affiliates are committed to ensuring that fair labor standards and human rights are respected wherever their branded merchandise is produced. FLA-affiliated universities require their licensees — any company manufacturing products bearing the school's marks or logo — to commit to the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct. Licensees are required to meet strict standards, and to develop social compliance systems that identify risks to workers and fix problems quickly when they are identified. FLA provides tools for college and university officials to monitor the performance of their licensees. Is your school involved? Find out below.
 
Each of the nearly 200 colleges and universities affiliated with FLA have a representative on FLA’s University Advisory Council (UAC), which also elects representatives to the FLA Board of Directors and advises on policy matters and monitoring activities. As representatives of their campuses, UAC members play an essential role in upholding workers’ rights around the world. 

Students use their buying power to advocate for fair labor standards for workers on campuses everywhere, and provide input to the UAC as part of its Student Committee.
 

 

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Licensees are required to disclose their factory locations, which will help assure that products representing the University of Illinois follow fair labor practices. The University is a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and requires its companies to comply with FLA's policies.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The University of Iowa has a deep respect for the intrinsic value of each human being, and a steadfast commitment to promoting and protecting human rights on its Iowa City campus, in its surrounding community, and beyond. For this reason, the University of Iowa shall engage in business practices that affect positive change in human working conditions domestically and abroad.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The University of Maine Farmington has a puchasing policy in place that requires all suppliers for the University to provide a code of conduct and comply with fair labor practices. The University Store pays careful attention to manufacturers' policies when placing orders for merchandise for resale and fully supports fair labor requirements

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