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Accreditation Assessment of Textiles Opico's Social Compliance Program

Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The FLA Board of Directors voted on June 8, 2016 to approve the accreditation of Textiles Opico's social compliance program, based on proven adherence to FLA's Workplace Code of Conduct and the Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Production. Details on FLA's accreditation methodology can be found at www.fairlabor.org/accreditation.

Monetary Penalties Used as Discipline in Vietnam

Publication date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
During the 2015 factory assessment cycle in Vietnam, FLA assessors identified a number of instances of monetary penalties used as discipline. Because of how these deductions were designed and implemented, they may not appear to brands to violate the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct as obviously as a direct salary deduction would. However, any disciplinary penalty that reduces a worker’s pay constitutes a violation of the FLA Code (benchmark 2, “Monetary Fines and Penalties” under “Harassment or Abuse”).

Volcom, LLC

"The FLA provides Workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Benchmarks that helps Volcom to achieve the goal of making sure that workers are not only getting wages for basic needs and training for promotion to improve their livesb but also to be treated with dignity and respect."

Volcom, LLC

Products covered: apparel, backpacks, headwear, footwear, bags, socks.  

From the Volcom website:  Volcom, LLC. is now a participating member of the Fair Labor Association. The FLA brings greater insight and elevated standards for workers within our supply chain that help protect those who are making Volcom’s product. This collaborative effort ensures greater due diligence through training and tools within the work place as well as stronger visibility and transparency over all.

NBG Too, Guatemala

Publication date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On November 11, 2015, the FLA accepted for review a complaint filed by a union representative about a Guatemalan sewing factory that suddenly terminated its operations at the end of March 2015 without paying workers the required wages, beneifts, bonuses, and severance benefits. The complainant further alleged that FLA-affiliated company PVH was a buyer at the factory, as product under PVH’s brand Tommy Hilfiger was produced at the factory.

Hansae Vietnam

Publication date: 
Friday, June 3, 2016
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On January 21, 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by Cornell University regarding the factory Hansae Vietnam, located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The complaint called for an investigation of issues related to payment of productivity bonuses that resulted in strikes in October and November 2015 in Hansae’s Workshop 5. FLA-affiliated company Nike is a buyer from the factory.

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