American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

FLA conducts Independent External Monitoring of AEO, Inc. suppliers, an important external verification mechanism for our program. FLA also serves as a critical platform for AEO, Inc. to partner with stakeholders and leverage our collective efforts to tackle complex industry issues and drive positive change in global apparel supply chains.

adidas Group

Through engagement with the FLA, we can verify the efficacy of our programmatic activities. We can test approaches which mitigate chronic breaches of workers rights, participate in innovative, collaborative methodologies which ensure fair, healthy and safe work conditions, and to publicly report these activities to our stakeholders.

Apple Tree, S.A. de C.V. in El Salvador

Publication date: 
Friday, March 25, 2011
Report type: 
Third Party Complaint
On March 25, 2011, FLA received a Third Party Complaint from representatives of the Sindicato de la Industria Textil y Actividades Conexas y Similares alleging violations of local labor standards and of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct, in particular with respect to Freedom of Association and Harassment or Abuse.


The face of a female micro-producer.

Many companies have supply chains extending beyond factories to informal settings where accessories or embellishment processes are completed. People working in the informal sector – artisan clusters, home workers, micro-producers and marginalized communities – are particularly vulnerable given the unregulated nature of those workplaces. Companies do not always have the means or tools to monitor them, and are unaware of the social impact of their intervention on those groups.

Protecting Workers' Health & Safety in Indonesia

Issues: During a 2008 independent external monitoring visit, FLA monitors discovered that the disciplinary system in a factory producing men's shirts and ladies' wear for Liz Claiborne, Inc. did not give its 3,475 workers the opportunity to reply, challenge or make appeals against termination. Also, there was inadequate aisle space in the fusing area of one of the buildings, which did not allow workers to have free body movement.


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