WASHINGTON – In a new report, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) outlines the findings of research to test interventions designed to protect workers in the supply chains of three affiliates. The evaluation, called a social impact assessment, included interventions executed by Nestlé and its two suppliers, Balsu and Olam, in the hazelnut supply chain in Turkey and identified the most effective at upholding workers’ rights.
The Fair Labor Association joined with the American Apparel & Footwear Association, the Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability, and Social Accountability International on behalf of international garment, footwear, and travel goods buyers to express increasing concern over serious and repeated violations of the fundamental rights to freely associate, to organize, and to bargain collectively in both law and in practice in Myanmar in a June 12 letter to State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Fair Labor Association and ASN Bank announced today a project that will advance wage data collection and analysis as a foundational step toward securing fair compensation for workers in the garment sector. The collaboration includes a commitment of 15,000 euros by ASN Bank to support the development of the FLA’s fair compensation dashboard, which incorporates living wage benchmarks.
Twenty-one major U.S., Canadian, European, and Hong Kong brands joined to call on Cambodia's prime minister to respond to concerns raised through multiple channels with government leaders.
The New York Times on Monday, April 29, 2019, published an article by David Segal about the hazelnut sector in Turkey. The reporter highlighted labor issues that the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and many of its stakeholders know all too well.
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.