Westtex in El Salvador

Publication date: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
On December 14, 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint from the Sindicato de la Industria Textil Salvadoreña (SITS) alleging violations of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at the factory Westtex Apparel, S.A. de C.V. in El Salvador.

Addressing Risks of Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Publication date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Report type: 
Issue Brief
Beyond the basic requirement that “workers shall have the right to enter into and to terminate their employment freely,” and the clear prohibitions on “prison labor [and] bonded labor,” FLA standards also require that workers must have reasonable freedom of movement at work, must not be bound to their jobs by debt, and may not be forced to work overtime involuntarily.

Syngenta Seed Supply Chains in Hungary and Turkey, 2016

Publication date: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
In July and August 2016, 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 – two assessments in Hungary and two in Turkey in the corn and sunflower supply chains. Teams consisting of external assessors visited eight large and medium-sized farms in Hungary and 21 small farms in Turkey.

2016 Assessments of Shared Hazelnut Supply Chain in Turkey: Nestle, Balsu, and Olam

Publication date: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
In August 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) conducted independent assessments in the Turkish hazelnut supply chain shared by three FLA affiliates – Nestlé, and its two strategic first-tier suppliers, Balsu and Olam Progida which together account for 100 percent of Nestlé’s hazelnut volume in Turkey. Based on both internal and external monitoring results, company affiliates must develop and implement remediation actions leading to sustainable changes.

Style Avenue, El Salvador

Publication date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On Dec. 15, 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint from the Federación Sindical de El Salvador (FESS) alleging violations of labor standards and of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at the factory Style Avenue, located in San Salvador, El Salvador. FLA-affiliated companies Outerstuff and College Kids were sourcing from the factory at the time of the complaint, and conducted an assessment using an independent monitoring organization that is frequently used by FLA brands.

Supply Chain Traceability And Transparency

Friday, June 16, 2017

Greater public disclosure of the human rights conditions embedded in global supply chains is rapidly becoming the norm for multinational companies managing complex sourcing relationships around the world. While for some companies, increased supply chain transparency may be the logical result of a maturing social responsibility program, external pressures from civil society and governments, including emerging regulations that carry significant legal and financial risks, are also clearly driving this shift in industry norms – for everybody.


New Report Identifies Ways to Mitigate Child Labor Risks in the Turkish Cotton Sector

Thursday, June 8, 2017

To better understand the risks of child labor in garment supply chains, a Dutch multi-stakeholder Working Group on Child Labor began working in 2015 to investigate the apparel and cotton supply chains of garment companies doing business in the Netherlands. This working group – comprising Dutch sector organizations, garment companies, the Stop Child Labour (SCL) coalition, and UNICEF Netherlands – designed a pilot project implemented by the FLA and Development Workshop.


Subscribe to Fair Labor Association RSS