As part of FLA, some of the world's leading brands have committed to ensuring fair labor practices and safe and humane working conditions throughout their supply chains. Companies that have committed to FLA's Code of Conduct and established systems to identify and remedy ethical violations are making significant strides towards that goal. These companies are working with FLA to develop and improve social compliance systems that flag issues and lead to sustainable solutions when workers are at risk. Companies join the FLA on a voluntary basis, but they must meet strict labor standards for as long as they are affiliated. FLA holds Participating Companies accountable for monitoring 100% of their own supply chains to ensure that they meet FLA labor standards. In addition, FLA conducts independent assessments of a random sample of companies' supplier factories. Click the logos below to learn more about brands' compliance efforts and results of FLA assessments of their suppliers.
From the J.America website: J.America’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission is to conduct business in an ethical manner, to promote and protect worker’s rights worldwide and to help improve working conditions by partnering with our global supply chain. We require our suppliers to conduct business with the highest of standards and ethics while respecting human rights and complying with local laws by committing to our Workplace Code of Conduct and submitting to third party audits of their facilities.
Kathmandu branded products: apparel, tents, sleeping bags, packs, and bags.
From Kathmandu's sustainability report: In 2014, we joined the Fair Labor Association to enhance our long-standing social compliance program, and to improve working conditions throughout our supplier network. This membership will give us critical guidance to address unresolved corrective action plans, setting up grievance mechanisms with regional partners, and providing us with a distinct road map toward global best practice.
Collegiate brands: NCAA, Alta Gracia, Pro Edge, Red Oak, Pro Player, Pro Player 2, Section 101, Knights Apparel; non-collegiate brands: NBA, NBA Player, NHL, NHL Player, MLB, NASCAR and X Games. Knights Apparel's compliance program is accredited by FLA.
All Lakeshirts/Blue84 apparel. Lakeshirts, Inc. has only 1 brand, Blue 84.
MEC Brand Products. MEC's compliance program is accredited by FLA.
From the Mountain Equipment Co-op website: Our goal is to make affordable, quality products. Central to this goal is our core belief that our gear be made in a way that respects the people who manufacture it.
From the Nestlé website: Nestlé’s mission is to enhance consumers’ lives by offering tastier and healthier food and beverage choices for all stages of life and at any time of the day. True to our values and principles we also Create Shared Value through sustainable growth and a commitment to environmental sustainability and compliance along every step of the value chain. Nestlé’s promise is Good Food, Good Life.
aravon, Brine, Cobb Hill, Dunham, New Balance, PF-Flyers, Warrior. New Balance's compliance program is accredited by FLA.
New Era Cap Headwear, 5th & Ocean Clothing LLC. New Era Cap Co., Inc.'s compliance program is accredited by FLA.
All Nike footwear, apparel and equipment. Nike, Inc.'s compliance program is accredited by FLA.
From the Nike, Inc. website: Our greatest responsibility as a global company is to play a role in bringing about positive, systemic change for workers within our supply chain and in the industry. We're looking end-to-end, from the first phase of our product creation process to the impacts of our decisions on the lives of workers in the factories that bring our product to life.
Olam International Cocoa Code d’Ivoire and Hazelnut Turkey supply chains are assessed by the FLA.
From the Olam website: As Olam has grown, so has our direct workforce – employed across our upstream operations in plantations, concessions and farming to our downstream processing. These employees and contractors are governed by the Olam Code of Conduct and ILO compliant labour standards.