Investigation

Independent Verification of Remediation at Style Avenue in El Salvador

Publication date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Report type: 
Investigation
In early 2015, at the request of affiliated companies Outerstuff and College Kids, the FLA engaged labor rights expert Katya Castillo to conduct a special investigation of the labor rights situation at the Style Avenue factory in El Salvador. The new verification exercise found improvement in the establishment of regular work-week hours and holidays, but found incomplete remediation actions related to: freedom of association, harassment or abuse, high temperatures inside the factory, and other issues.

Syngenta Procurement Prices in India

Publication date: 
Monday, July 20, 2015
Report type: 
Investigation
In December of 2014, DanWatch, a Danish civil society organization that monitors the corporate social responsibility behavior of multinational companies, released the documentary “Seeds of Debt.” The documentary reported instances of exploitative high-interest money lending to farmers in rural Andhra Pradesh, India – a systemic problem in the agriculture sector – and featured testimony from farmers producing seeds for Syngenta, an affiliate of the Fair Labor Association (FLA).

Orma Tekstil Independent Freedom of Association Investigation

Publication date: 
Friday, March 27, 2015
Report type: 
Investigation
On July 14, 2014, Participating Company H&M requested that the Fair Labor Association (FLA) commission an independent investigation into allegations regarding Freedom of Association (FOA) violations at three supplier facilities in Turkey owned by Orma Tekstil, one in Duzce and two in Istanbul.

Texops factory in El Salvador

Publication date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Report type: 
Investigation
On May 10, 2013, FLA commissioned Comisión para la Verificación de Códigos de Conducta (COVERCO) to investigate allegations by the union Sindicato de Trabajadoras, Trabajadores, Sastres, Costureras y Similares (SITRASACOSI) that workers' freedom of association had been violated at the Textiles Opico, S.A de C.V. (TEXOPS) factory in El Salvador.

Tecnotex factory in Nicaragua

Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Report type: 
Investigation
On March 20, 2013, FLA commissioned Comisión para la Verificación de Códigos de Conducta (COVERCO) to investigate incidents of violence against workers and allegations that their freedom of association rights had been violated at the Tecnotex factory in Nicaragua.

Century Miracle factory in Jordan

Publication date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Report type: 
Investigation
Yee Tung Garment Company Ltd. (Yee Tung Group), headquartered in Hong Kong, is an FLA Participating Supplier. Among the factories owned by Yee Tung Group is Century Miracle Ltd. (Century Miracle), located in the Al Hassan Industrial Estate, Ramtha, Jordan. The factory produces knits and t-shirts for several international buyers. In early 2013, the international press began to report on clashes at the factory involving migrant Burmese workers and concerns about their safety.

E Garment factory in Cambodia

Publication date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Report type: 
Investigation
In mid-March 2013, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) engaged Veasna Nuon, an independent expert on Cambodian industrial relations, to investigate allegations of freedom of association violations at the E Garment factory in Cambodia by the Worker Rights Consortium. E Garment is owned and operated by FLA Participating Supplier Yee Tung Group; Category B Licensee VF Corporation sources from the factory.

Foxconn Verification Status Report

Publication date: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Report type: 
Investigation
In February 2012, FLA assessed working conditions and the treatment of workers at three Chinese factories manufacturing Apple products, which are owned and operated by Foxconn. FLA returned to the facilities from June 25 to July 6 2012 to verify the implementation status of remedial action items through June 30.

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