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Accreditation Assessment of the Social Compliance Program Followed by Gore Bike and Running Wear

Publication date: 
Friday, February 17, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The FLA Board of Directors voted on February 8, 2017 to approve the accreditation of the social compliance program followed by GORE BIKE WEAR® & GORE RUNNING WEAR®. Details on FLA's accreditation methodology can be found at www.fairlabor.org/accreditation.

Burton

All Burton, Anon, and Analog branded products including: boards, bindings, boots, helmets, goggles, hardgoods accessories, outerwear, apparel, gloves, headwear, socks, protection, softgoods accessories, bags, luggage, and camping equipment.

From the Burton sustainability website: Our efforts are not only within our walls, but include the people that we impact all over the world. We aim to not only have all our factories meet our high international human rights and responsibility standards, but to impact everyone around us as positively as possible.

Apple Tree, El Salvador S.A.

Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On August 8, 2015, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by a representative of the union Sindicato Salvadoreño de Industrias Textiles y Similares (SSINT), a union undergoing the legal registration process as the time the complaint was filed. The complainant alleged that the factory Apple Tree El Salvador S.A. violated the right of freedom of association of a worker who was dismissed by the factory despite the worker enjoying fuero sindical protection.

Cividep India

Cividep-India is an NGO based in Bangalore, India, which works to ensure that businesses comply with national and international standards of human rights and labour rights. With this objective, Cividep studies the effects of corporate activities on communities and educates workers about their rights. Cividep is currently active in the garments, electronics and leather manufacturing industries in South India as well as coffee and tea plantations in Karnataka and Assam.

GoodWeave

GoodWeave International works to stop child labor and forced labor in global supply chains. Starting with South Asia¹s handmade carpet industry where child labor has declined by 80 percent, GoodWeave implements four main inter-connected program areas: leverage market in influence; develop child-labor-free supply chains; offer educational opportunities to children; and ensure decent work for adults. The GoodWeave label certifies nine percent of the global handmade rug market as free from child labor and forced labor; 140 brands license the use ofthe GoodWeave System.

FLA and FWF support workers' rights and inclusive wage-setting in Bangladesh

Publication date: 
Friday, January 13, 2017
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
On, January 13, 2017, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) sent a letter to the prime minister of Bangladesh, expressing concern over government and employer reaction to recent garment worker protests in the Ashulia area of Dhaka, including the arrest or firing of protesting workers and the detention of union leaders and workers’ rights advocates.

Troon Manufacturing, Nicaragua

Publication date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On March 7, 2016, the newly-formed Carlos Fonseca Amador union at Troon Manufacturing (also known as Pinehurst Nicaragua), located in Tipitapa, Nicaragua, filed a Third Party Complaint with the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The union alleged a number of violations of freedom of association.

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