Vietnam plays an important role in the apparel and footwear sector, and at the time of the launch of this project, was the second-largest country of production for FLA Participating Companies. In 2011, 355 suppliers employing more than 800,000 workers manufactured products for FLA Participating Companies in Vietnam.
The ENABLE Project is an FLA initiative targeted toward the agricultural sector. Activities include: agricultural monitoring; remediation; capacity building activities; and stakeholder engagement.
The stakeholder engagement component is an ENABLE initiative that seeks input from local and international experts on agricultural monitoring, remediation and capacity building efforts. These consultations are organized with the overall objective of enhancing the effectiveness and relevance of the work the FLA is undertaking in the agriculture sector.
The PREPARE project is a "top-down bottom-up" approach to improve the efficacy of worker representation in factories in Bangladesh. The project employed qualified local trainers who worked directly with individuals at all levels of the factory organization – owners, managers, supervisors, workers, and worker representatives.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Duke is committed to conducting its business affairs in a socially responsible and ethical manner. Duke has taken a leadership role in efforts to ensure decent and humane working conditions in factories. Duke requires that all manufacturers of products bearing Duke’s trademarks strictly adhere to a Code of Conduct in the manufacture of those products. Duke prohibits products bearing its trademarks from being manufactured in abusive and unfair labor conditions.