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FLA Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

To increase the FLA’s impact, the strategic plan for 2018 - 2022 describes a strategy to improve conditions for the 5.6 million workers in the factories and farms of our current affiliates and additional workers in the new affiliates we hope to add. The strategy is founded upon the FLA’s long-standing commitment to establish and apply strong labor standards through a transparent process that holds companies accountable, while we also increase our efforts to drive systemic improvement through collaboration, innovation, remediation, and capacity building. 

FLA Feedback to the Social Labor Convergence Project

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

At the end of 2017, the FLA submitted detailed feedback to the Social Labor Convergence Project (SLCP), on their "standard-agnostic" data collection tool and verification methodology.  Early in the SLCP process, the FLA also shared the organization's comprehensive assessment tool, the Sustainable Compliance Initiative (SCI), with the SLCP team, to help inform their thinking about labor standards and audit convergence. Read the FLA's comprehensive feedback to the SLCP on their tool and methodology below.

Syngenta Seed Supply Chain in South America, 2016

Publication date: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
From December 2016 to March 2017, during periods of peak seed production activity, the FLA conducted unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits to assess working conditions at Syngenta‘s seed supplier farms in Argentina and Brazil. Two assessments took place in Argentina (covering farms in the provinces of San Luis and Mendoza) and two in Brazil (in the province of Uberlandia and state of Parana) where Syngenta is sourcing corn and sunflower seeds.

L.D. in El Salvador

Publication date: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On December 14, 2016, the Fair Labor Association accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by the Federación Sindical de El Salvador (FESS) with regard to the factory L.D. El Salvador S.A. de C.V. The complainant alleged a number of violations of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at L.D. with respect to freedom of association, health and safety, hours of work, and compensation.

CSA Guatemala

Publication date: 
Monday, December 18, 2017
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On August 2, 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) instituted a Third Party Complaint investigation with respect to the factory C.S.A. Guatemala Sociedad Anónima located in Guatemala City. The complaint, filed by the Ad Hoc Committee of United Workers of the Enterprise C.S.A. Guatemala Sociedad Anónima, alleged a range of worker rights violations, centering on freedom of association. The allegations appeared to violate a number of Compliance Benchmarks associated with FLA Code.

New Report Proposes Strategies for Reducing Child Labor in Agra, India

Monday, December 18, 2017

A new research study from the Fair Labor Association (FLA), iMentor and the Stop Child Labour Coalition (SCL) confirms the substantial prevalence of child labor in footwear production in the city of Agra, one of India’s primary centers of domestic and export production of leather footwear.

Category B Licensee Alignment With the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct

Publication date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The founding Charter of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) requires each affiliated company to “adopt, and cause its applicable licensees, contractors, and suppliers to adopt, the FLA Workplace Code in the manufacture of its products.” As of October 31, 2017, 87 percent of all code elements followed by Category B Licensees met FLA standards.

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