About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Because Harvard takes a traditional approach concerning the types of products it will license and how the marks may be used on them, both licensing programs utilize a rigorous set of standards when evaluating companies requesting licenses.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: George Mason has officially licensed vendors who have been authorized to produce merchandise bearing the University's trademarks, which include all graphic and verbiage-based references to the University. Using officially licensed vendors better ensures the University's image and product quality. It also aids in ensuring that Mason product is manufactured in fair working conditions as we require all of our licensed vendors to affiliate with the Fair Labor Association.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: In keeping with the values expressed in its mission statement, Elon University recognizes the importance of ethical practices and social responsibility in procuring goods and services. Elon is an affiliate of the Fair Labor Association, promoting fair and decent conditions in the production of goods bearing the university’s logo.
Over the last few years the fashion sector has seen an impressive push towards “green” and “ethical” manufacturing and sourcing. While there are a growing number of initiatives certifying the production standards for some of the raw materials, little information is available for labor standards in the rest of the supply chain. Labor standards are not systematically evaluated in many global supply chains, often meaning that wages and working conditions are pushed downward in a race to the bottom to enable consumers to purchase cut-rate fashion.