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2015 Annual Public Report

Publication date: 
Friday, October 21, 2016
Report type: 
Annual Public Report
As FLA President Sharon Waxman states in her opening letter, it is the FLA's hope that the accomplishments of 2015 will inspire "even greater cooperation to improve the lives of the women and men who sew our clothing, assemble our smartphones, and grow and harvest the food we serve to our families. It is their hard work on our behalf that inspires us to continuously improve the work we do on their behalf."

Assessment of Olam's Cocoa Supply Chain in Ivory Coast: 2015 - 2016

Publication date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016
The FLA’s key findings in its 2015 assessments compared to 2014 findings show progress in areas such as child labor awareness among farmers and development of farm-level labor policies. There is continued need for progress in other areas like overall code and grievance procedure awareness among farmers, workers and family members; lack of age verification system leading to involvement of children in hazardous work; and lack of payment records for both certification premiums and payment to workers.

NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights

Since it launched in March 2013, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights remains the first-ever human rights center based at a business school. Since then, the Center has worked to advance a "pro-business, high standards" model for business and human rights. We believe in the power of business to create positive change in society. We also believe that companies in the same sector should abide by common standards for human rights.

Assessment of Nestlé's Standard Cocoa Supply Chain in Côte D'Ivoire

Publication date: 
Friday, September 2, 2016
Report type: 
Assessment Report
For this report, the FLA worked with one of Nestlé's tier-1 suppliers to identify an appropriate tier-2 supplier for an assessment of working conditions at farms outside of the "Nestlé Cocoa Plan." Assessors visited farms in four communities, interviewing farmers, farmworkers, and supply chain intermediaries. This report describes the structure of the supply chain they found, and working conditions at the farms.

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