Supply Chain Innovation

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 college and university affiliated with FLA have a representative on FLA’s University Advisory Council (UAC), which elects representatives to the FLA Board of Directors and advises on policy matters and monitoring activities.



Weber State University is committed to incorporating sustainable practices into all aspects of education, operations, and administration. Defined in a pluralistic and inclusive way, sustainability encompasses human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations. We are very excited to improve upon our efforts to protect workers' rights by joining the Fair Labor Association and working with our vendors to ensure that the products that we purchase are ethically sourced. 

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Yale is committed to working to achieve fair and humane working conditions for all involved in the manufacture of its licensed goods. We believe that the most effective approach requires a rational system for gathering and analyzing facts about the industry and using this information to realize the goal of improved working conditions. Yale was a leader in the formation of FLA and requires its licensees to adopt the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct and to comply with FLA requirements.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: York University has a Code of Conduct for Licensees requiring them to manufacture or imprint merchandise that has been manufactured under legal and fair labour conditions. Licensees are required by agreement to exercise due diligence in ensuring fair labour practices both in their own and in their contractors and suppliers’ workplaces.