Fair Labor Accreditation

Fair Labor Accreditation is a rigorous, multi-year process that evaluates companies’ systems to protect workers throughout global supply chains. It is at the core of FLA’s work with manufacturing and agriculture companies. 

An international standard for labor rights

Fair Labor Accreditation helps investors and consumers make informed choices by showing that a company is actively fulfilling the highest standards in labor rights.

It is the only comprehensive program of its kind that is based on international standards and frameworks such as the International Labour Organization, UN Guiding Principles, the OECD, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Fair Labor Accreditation starts at a company’s headquarters and follows its global supply chain to ensure that the brands you know have policies and systems in place to support their workers.

More than 30 companies currently maintain FLA Accreditation.

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Promoting systemic change can begin by becoming accredited with Fair Labor Association (FLA) and adhering to its Principles.
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A comprehensive process to protect workers’ rights

FLA offers two accreditation programs for companies committed to improving working conditions in different tiers of its supply chain: one for agriculture and one for manufacturing. Each program has a distinct timeline based on the scope of FLA’s evaluation.

Fair Labor Accreditation signifies that a company has effective systems in place that protect workers in their global supply chain. Our goal is to prevent abuses, ensure sustainable compliance, and remediate violations of FLA’s internationally respected standards. The Fair Labor Accreditation process simultaneously supports compliance with new and emerging mandatory human rights due diligence regulations.


Take a look at our Fair Labor Accreditation FAQs