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HeRmeS-R Project

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The HeRmeS-R project was a two-year initiative (2007-2009) supported by the European Commission under the Leonardo da Vinci program and a grant from the Swiss government. Eight European partners joined together in a multi-stakeholder collaborative approach to improve the human resource and CSR standards and policies of subcontractors across many industries. Stakeholders created training programs to equip participants with the knowledge and tools needed to train executive staff.

These programs covered corporate social responsibility broadly, including such topics as:

ENABLE Project

A man harvesting rice.

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.

PREPARE Project

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.

Duke University

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.

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