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This page contains reports not included under Tracking Charts or Complaints and Investigations, such as Accreditation Assessment Reports. Click here for reports from standard FLA independent assessments and click here for FLA Complaints and Investigations, or use the Transparency drop-down menu above.

Syngenta seed Supply Chain in Thailand, 2016

Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
For the assessment year 2016-2017, the FLA conducted unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits to assess working conditions at Syngenta’s corn supply chain in Thailand between the months of October 2016 and May 2017. The assessments covered around 30 acres of corn farms located in Kanchanaburi, Lampang, and Tak provinces.

Alignment with the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct as of March 2018

Publication date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The founding Charter of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) requires each affiliated company to “adopt, and cause its applicable licensees, contractors, and suppliers to adopt, the FLA Workplace Code in the manufacture of its products.” As of March 26, 2018, 98 percent of all code elements followed by Participating Companies and Suppliers met FLA standards, as did 85 percent of all code elements followed by Category B Licensees.

Syngenta Seed Supply Chain in South America, 2016

Publication date: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
From December 2016 to March 2017, during periods of peak seed production activity, the FLA conducted unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits to assess working conditions at Syngenta‘s seed supplier farms in Argentina and Brazil. Two assessments took place in Argentina (covering farms in the provinces of San Luis and Mendoza) and two in Brazil (in the province of Uberlandia and state of Parana) where Syngenta is sourcing corn and sunflower seeds.

Category B Licensee Alignment With the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct

Publication date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The founding Charter of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) requires each affiliated company to “adopt, and cause its applicable licensees, contractors, and suppliers to adopt, the FLA Workplace Code in the manufacture of its products.” As of October 31, 2017, 87 percent of all code elements followed by Category B Licensees met FLA standards.

2016 Assessments of Olam's Cocoa Supply Chain in Ivory Coast

Publication date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
As part of the annual assessment of its affiliate members, the FLA since 2013 has conducted monitoring visits in Olam's cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire. In 2016, the FLA focused its independent external monitoring (IEM) visits on three cooperatives that had never been assessed before.

Patagonia Assessment for Reaccreditation, October 2017

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
On October 4th, 2017, the FLA Board of Directors voted to approve the reaccreditation of Patagonia's labor compliance program. Patagonia's reaccreditation covers the period from 2014 to 2017. The reaccreditation commends several of Patagonia's strengths, including the company's strong engagement with civil socieity to address issues facing migrant workers, pursue living wages, and ensure workers have a voice in their workplaces; and its strong top management commitment to human rights.

adidas Assessment for Reaccreditation, October 2017

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
On October 4th, 2017, the FLA Board of Directors voted to approve the reaccreditation of adidas' labor compliance program. The adidas reaccreditation covers the period from 2009 to 2017 and includes commendation for adidas' strengths, including its mobile SMS technology for workers to submit grievances, collaboration with other brands to address labor violations in shared suppliers, and supply chain mapping beyond the first tier in an effort to address labor violations throughout the adidas supply chain.

Accreditation Assessment of Outerknown's Social Compliance Program

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The FLA Board of Directors voted on October 4, 2017 to approve the accreditation of Outerknown's social compliance program. Details on FLA's accreditation methodology can be found at www.fairlabor.org/accreditation. The FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Otherknown's transparency in the posting of its factory list online, its public commitment to upholding workplace standards, and embedding of the company's sustainable sourcing strategy into daily business operations.

Syngenta Seed Supply Chains in Hungary and Turkey, 2016

Publication date: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
In July and August 2016, during periods of peak seed production activity, the FLA conducted unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits to assess working conditions at Syngenta‘s seed supplier farms – two assessments in Hungary and two in Turkey in the corn and sunflower supply chains. Teams consisting of external assessors visited eight large and medium-sized farms in Hungary and 21 small farms in Turkey.

2016 Assessments of Shared Hazelnut Supply Chain in Turkey: Nestle, Balsu, and Olam

Publication date: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
In August 2016, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) conducted independent assessments in the Turkish hazelnut supply chain shared by three FLA affiliates – Nestlé, and its two strategic first-tier suppliers, Balsu and Olam Progida which together account for 100 percent of Nestlé’s hazelnut volume in Turkey. Based on both internal and external monitoring results, company affiliates must develop and implement remediation actions leading to sustainable changes.

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