About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Angelo State University, a member of the Texas Tech University System, is commited to conducting business affairs consistent with our educational mission of preparing students to be responsible citizens; therefore, Angelo State prohibits manufacturers from producing products with its name and other trademarks in abusive and unfair conditions.
The FLA accredits prAna's social compliance program
The FLA releases an issue brief on "protection contracts" in Mexico
FLA Board approves implementing new Fair Compensation Work Plan
FLA Board passes revised Principles of Responsible Sourcing & Production
In December of 2014, DanWatch, a Danish civil society organization that monitors the corporate social responsibility of multinational companies, posted to its website the documentary “Seeds of Debt” by journalist Jens Pedersen. The documentary reported instances of exploitative high-interest money lending to farmers in rural Andhra Pradesh, India – including to farmers producing seeds for FLA affiliate Syngenta. Footage of an interview conducted with a Hyderabad-based agricultural research expert, who has assessed Syngenta farms on behalf of the FLA, went on to link low seed prices paid
At its February 2015 meeting, the FLA Board of Directors unanimously approved the implementation of the FLA Fair Compensation Work Plan, upon the recommendation of the Monitoring Committee.
This approval was accompanied by an amendment that calls for the FLA president to bring forward recommendations by the June Board meeting to "revise the plan to: 1) take appropriate, meaningful actions, where reasonable, to implement the plan at an accelerated pace, and 2) make relevant accountability measures more concrete."