The FLA Board of Directors voted on February 18, 2016 to approve the accreditation of Brooklyn's social compliance program, based on proven adherence to FLA's Workplace Code of Conduct and the Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Production. Details on FLA's accreditation methodology can be found atwww.fairlabor.org/accreditation.
Brooklyn runs one wholly owned-and-operated facility in San Salvador, and is the second supplier to earn an accreditation from the FLA - the first in the Americas to be so recognized. The accreditation report below specifically notes the implementation of a variety of social programs and benefits for the Brooklyn workforce, such as English and technical classes, and a partnership with World Vision to implement its "Mujeres en Fabrica" women's empowerment program.
The complexity and ever-evolving nature of global supply chains make it impossible to guarantee that a product is made in conditions free of labor rights violations. For this reason, FLA does not certify suppliers. Instead, the FLA evaluates companies at the headquarter level – in addition to standard factory-level due diligence activities that are conducted annually – to determine whether they have social compliance systems in place to proactively identify and address risks or instances of noncompliance. Please find the full report linked below the photo and map.
PHOTO, ABOVE LEFT: Brooklyn workers conducting their twice-daily, five-minute, ergonomic stretching and exercise break.