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Syngenta Seed Supply Chains in Hungary and Turkey, 2017

Publication date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
In 2017, the FLA conducted three unannounced independent monitoring visits to assess working conditions at Syngenta’s seed supplier farms. Assessors conducted two of these visits in Hungary in July at farms producing sunflower and corn seeds, and one in October in Turkey during the sunflower harvest.

June 2018 Accreditation of Two Social Compliance Programs

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The FLA announced that New Zealand outdoor gear brand Kathmandu Holdings and Pou Chen Group – a leading footwear manufacturer in Taiwan – have received accreditation for their social compliance programs. Each company was recognized for advancements in their social compliance programs that work to uphold fair labor standards in their supply chains.

Accreditation of Pou Chen's Social Compliance Program

Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The FLA Board of Directors voted on June 20, 2018 to approve the accreditation of Pou Chen Group's social compliance program. FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Pou Chen's transparency in remediating labor violations in its production sites, investment in social compliance training, and multiple grievance channels.

Accreditation Assessment of Kathmandu's Social Compliance Program

Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The FLA Board of Directors voted on June 20, 2018 to approve the accreditation of Kathmandu's social compliance program. The FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Kathmandu's transparent disclosure of its supplier list and FLA-conducted factory assessments on the company website, as well as Kathmandu's collaboration with civil society and other outdoor brands to remediate labor violations in production facilities.

Lessons Learned During the FLA's Pilot Project in Turkey

Publication date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Report type: 
Hazelnut Project in TurkeyReports
This report tells the story of Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company, and its two hazelnut suppliers in Turkey, Olam and Balsu, as they pilot-tested the United States Department of Agriculture Guidelines for Eliminating Child Labor and Forced Labor in Agricultural Supply Chains (USDA Guidelines) in Turkey’s hazelnut supply chain. This project was a partnership between the three companies and the Fair Labor Association (FLA), funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL).

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