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Institutional Survey Baseline Report; Hazelnut Supply Chains in Turkey

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Report type: 
Hazelnut Project in TurkeyReports
To document company capacity at the outset of the FLA's cooperative agreement with the US Department of Labor to pilot test USDA social sustainability guidelines in Turkey, the project team conducted a baseline survey of Nestlé, Olam-Progıda, and Balsu to assess their programs for combating child and forced labor.

2016 Assessments of Nestlé Cocoa Supply Chain in Ivory Coast

Publication date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017
As part of the annual assessment of its affiliate members, the FLA since 2013 has conducted monitoring visits in Nestlé’s traced cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire. The FLA Independent External Monitoring (IEM) program covers a growing portion of Nestlé’s cocoa supply chain served by the Nestlé Cocoa Plan (NCP), which represents about 35 percent of its total cocoa supply chain as of end 2016 as reported by Nestlé.

Textiles Opico, El Salvador

Publication date: 
Monday, October 2, 2017
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On February 10, 2017, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint from the Sindicato de Trabajadoras, Trabajadores, Sastres, Costureras y Similares (SITRASACOSI) at the factory Textiles Opico S.A. de C.V. (hereinafter TEXOPS) in El Salvador. TEXOPS has been a Participating Supplier of the FLA since June 2012.

Hazelnut Workers in Turkey: Demographic Profiling; Duzce, Ordu, and Sakarya, 2016

Publication date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017
Report type: 
Hazelnut Project in TurkeyReports
The worker demographic profiling report presented here was produced to support the work of the project “Partnership to Reduce Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products: Piloting the USDA Guidelines in the Hazelnut Supply Chain in Turkey,” conducted by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) as part of its cooperative agreement with the US Department of Labor.

Westtex in El Salvador

Publication date: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
On December 14, 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) received a Third Party Complaint from the Sindicato de la Industria Textil Salvadoreña (SITS) alleging violations of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at the factory Westtex Apparel, S.A. de C.V. in El Salvador.

Addressing Risks of Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Publication date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Report type: 
Issue Brief
Beyond the basic requirement that “workers shall have the right to enter into and to terminate their employment freely,” and the clear prohibitions on “prison labor [and] bonded labor,” FLA standards also require that workers must have reasonable freedom of movement at work, must not be bound to their jobs by debt, and may not be forced to work overtime involuntarily.

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