WASHINGTON, DC – The Fair Labor Association, a joint effort of universities, civil society organizations and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers’ rights around the world, announced today the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. Each new member will represent a sector of the organization’s membership. The new members include a former child worker form Bangladesh, the retail and licensing expert at California State University, Long Beach, and the head of traceability for outdoor brand Patagonia.
Labor rights organizations and footwear and apparel industry groups sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Cambodia noting the lack of progress that has been made since the Fair Labor Association, the American Apparel and Footwear Association and representatives from Adidas, H&M, New Balance, Nike, Puma, Under Armour, and VF Corp appealed to the government for improvements in labor rights in October 2018. In February 2019, the European Union is began proceedings to suspend Cambodia’s preferential trade status for the government’s failure to respect human and labor rights.
WASHINGTON – The Fair Labor Association (FLA) announced today that its board of directors voted to re-accredit Nike’s social compliance program, the third FLA accreditation for the company. Nike, Inc., is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities is a multinational company headquartered near Beaverton, Ore., and an original FLA member company.
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today announced that its board of directors has accredited the social compliance program of Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA,UAA). The accreditation confirms the company has strong policies and practices in place to set goals, monitor, and remediate problems to improve conditions for the workers within its global supply chain.
The Fair Labor Association joined with six international organizations to call on the government of Bangladesh to improve and ensure worker safety in the Bangladeshi ready-made garment sector in a letter to the nation's prime minister.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Fair Labor Association (FLA) announced today the accreditation of apparel company Vetta Brands’ social compliance program, verifying that the company has policies and practices in place to monitor and remediate labor abuses in its global supply chain.
Vetta is now part of FLA’s 33-member network of accredited companies, which includes Adidas, Hanes, and Nike. The assessment report for Vetta Brands is published here.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Fair Labor Association (FLA) announced today the reaccreditation of the New Balance social compliance program, confirming that the company has policies and practices in place to monitor and remediate labor abuses in its global supply chain.
November 6, 2018 – Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together accounting for 86 percent of global production and employing nearly 3.5 million workers, largely migrants from poorer neighbouring regions and countries.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – October 23, 2018 – Representatives from major apparel and footwear brands, led by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA), met on October 19 with senior Cambodian government officials to discuss the current state of worker rights, and opportunities for enhanced collaboration in upholding worker rights throughout the Cambodian garment, footwear, and travel goods sector.
(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.