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New Report Proposes Strategies for Reducing Child Labor in Agra, India

Monday, December 18, 2017

A new research study from the Fair Labor Association (FLA), iMentor and the Stop Child Labour Coalition (SCL) confirms the substantial prevalence of child labor in footwear production in the city of Agra, one of India’s primary centers of domestic and export production of leather footwear.

Category B Licensee Alignment With the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct

Publication date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The founding Charter of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) requires each affiliated company to “adopt, and cause its applicable licensees, contractors, and suppliers to adopt, the FLA Workplace Code in the manufacture of its products.” As of October 31, 2017, 87 percent of all code elements followed by Category B Licensees met FLA standards.

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.

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