Since it launched in March 2013, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights remains the first-ever human rights center based at a business school. Since then, the Center has worked to advance a "pro-business, high standards" model for business and human rights. We believe in the power of business to create positive change in society. We also believe that companies in the same sector should abide by common standards for human rights.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The Ohio State University is committed to conducting its business affairs in a socially-responsible and ethical manner, consistent with its educational, research and service missions. As part of that commitment, the University expects each Licensee of Ohio State to recognize its responsibilities to employees for the conditions under which its licensed products or services are made.
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.
All Outerknown apparel and accessories
From the Outerknown website: Founded by eleven-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a menswear brand established from an understated approach to design and an overstated approach to quality, cloth, and consciousness. The concept aims to blend style, function and sustainability with the intent to protect our natural resources and inspire change within the fashion and apparel industry.
All Outerstuff apparel and licensed apparel. Licensors include adidas, Nike, Reebok, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, and over 200 colleges and universities.
From the Outerstuff, Ltd. website: Outerstuff is committed to addressing any issues in our supply chain by working with our suppliers, customers, business partners, the Fair Labor Association, members of local civil society, and the appropriate regulatory agencies to promptly correct those issues. We are committed to fair, healthy and safe working conditions in all of the factories making products for Outerstuff.
All Patagonia in-store products including footwear. Patagonia's compliance program is accredited by FLA.
From the Patagonia website: We have integrated corporate responsibility into our sourcing strategy: when considering new factories we take a fourfold vetting approach – one that includes social and environmental practices equally with quality standards and business requirements like financial stability, adequate capacity and fair pricing.
PopSockets is a fast-growing mobile phone accessories company based in Boulder, Colorado. In its short 6-year history, we've sold over 100 million PopSockets grips and expanded our product lines to make fashionable, functional accessories that change the way you interact with your phone.
Pou Chen Corporation (Pou Chen Group) is headquartered in Taiwan and primarily produces branded athletic and casual footwear in its more than 60 factories in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and Bangladesh.