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."
The Fair Labor Association has been a leader in bringing together colleges and universities, non-governmental organizations, brands and other concerned parties to advance the interests of the many people who work in the global supply chain. We look forward to partnering with the Fair Labor Association in these efforts.
Under Armour apparel, footwear, and accessories and collegiate products made for Under Armour. Licensed products and products related to Map My Fitness are not covered.
From the Under Armour website: Under Armour was founded on the following core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Reliability and Integrity. Consistent with these values, we seek to do business with suppliers and their subcontractors that adhere to these practices, follow established work place practices and comply with our Code of Conduct (the "Code").
All Colosseum knits and fleece products (jerseys, tees, and outerwear, including tops and bottoms)
From the Colosseum website: At Colosseum Athletics we realize that our sourcing decisions have a social impact in factories around the globe. Along with meeting our customer’s expectations, we are also active in improving working conditions for hundreds of workers wherever Colosseum products are made. We feel responsible for the well-being of workers finishing our products and are committed to improving their quality of life.
The FLA takes a holistic view of social compliance. Projects and information shared within the organization allow members to jointly achieve improved working conditions. This exchange is absolutely valuable to HUGO BOSS to guarantee high standards in the company’s supply chain.
All HUGO BOSS’ apparel, shoes, and leather accessories producers. The HUGO BOSS brands include BOSS, BOSS Green, BOSS Orange, and HUGO.
From the HUGO BOSS website: As a manufacturer of clothing, shoes and accessories for the premium and luxury segment, HUGO BOSS is responsible for adhering to sustainability standards throughout the global value chain. Fair and safe working conditions are one focal point of the company’s sustainability commitment.
9 FLA-affiliated brands contact the Cambodian government on wages
On Monday, November 10, 2014, the Fair Labor Association sent a letter to Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon in support of “objective, inclusive, and productive national wage-setting negotiations that result in a minimum wage that is fair for workers” that was signed by nine FLA-affiliated companies sourcing from Cambodia.