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2016 Assessments of Olam's Cocoa Supply Chain in Ivory Coast

Publication date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
As part of the annual assessment of its affiliate members, the FLA since 2013 has conducted monitoring visits in Olam's cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire. In 2016, the FLA focused its independent external monitoring (IEM) visits on three cooperatives that had never been assessed before.

2017 Annual Public Report

Publication date: 
Monday, November 27, 2017
Report type: 
Annual Public Report
"Among the success stories of 2016 recounted here, perhaps the most encouraging are those that describe the ways that our affiliates collaborate to achieve common goals -- building fair supply chains and solving systemic problems," writes FLA President Sharon Waxman notes in her introduction to the 2017 Annual Public Report.

FLA, FWF, SAI, and Five Brands Stand With Workers Who Dissent on Wages in Cambodia

Publication date: 
Monday, October 30, 2017
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
The Fair Labor Association (FLA), Fair Wear Foundation, Social Accountability International, and five affiliates sourcing from Cambodia have written to the Cambodian prime minister, expressing concern about recent developments related to the country’s minimum wage law, arbitration council, trade union law, and commitment to workers’ freedom of association.

October 2017 Accreditation of Three Social Compliance Programs

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The FLA announced the accreditation of three social compliance programs developed by major apparel and footwear brands to uphold fair labor standards in their supply chains. All three companies were recognized for their innovative work in pursuit of the FLA’s mission to improve workers’ lives worldwide, and their adherence to the FLA’s Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing.

Accreditation Assessment of Outerknown's Social Compliance Program

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The FLA Board of Directors voted on October 4, 2017 to approve the accreditation of Outerknown's social compliance program. Details on FLA's accreditation methodology can be found at www.fairlabor.org/accreditation. The FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Otherknown's transparency in the posting of its factory list online, its public commitment to upholding workplace standards, and embedding of the company's sustainable sourcing strategy into daily business operations.

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