Issues: In 2006, the FLA received a third party complaint from the Cambodia Industry Union Federation alleging that provisions of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct guaranteeing freedom of association and health and safety were being ignored at the Great Lancelot factory in Phnom Penh.
When Estofel, S.A. of Guatemala City, Guatemala, shut down in late 2007, a number of FLA affiliates—including the University of Washington, Gear for Sports, Hanesbrands and Philips-Van Heusen—led an effort with Ghim Li and the Collegiate Licensing Company that resulted in severance payments to 871 former Estofel workers from the parent company of the closed facility. Read more.
The collaborative model that FLA has built is uniquely effective at both holding stakeholders accountable, and fostering stronger cooperation between buyers, worker groups and organizations like mine. I genuinely feel that our work through FLA is making a real difference towards improving conditions for workers around the globe.
The University of Notre Dame has high expectations regarding the level of corporate social responsibility commitment demonstrated by our licensees. FLA provides training and educational opportunities for licensees while simultaneously providing the University with feedback regarding the licensees’ progress in meeting company obligations. Notre Dame uses this information when evaluating prospective licensees as well as reviewing licensee requests for contract renewals.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The Bowdoin Bookstore requires vendors to supply a code of conduct demonstrating that they are socially responsible, in accordance with the standards set by the Fair Labor Association. Copies of individual vendors’ codes of conduct are kept on file in the Bowdoin Bookstore in David Saul Smith Union. We attempt to ensure that all of our vendors have pledged to abide by the FLA’s Workplace Code of Conduct, developed based on International Labor Organization standards.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: York University has a Code of Conduct for Licensees requiring them to manufacture or imprint merchandise that has been manufactured under legal and fair labour conditions. Licensees are required by agreement to exercise due diligence in ensuring fair labour practices both in their own and in their contractors and suppliers’ workplaces.