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Supply Chain Innovation

Accreditation

FLA Participating Companies and Participating Suppliers commit to promoting and complying with international labor standards throughout their supply chains. When companies or suppliers sign on, they begin a two- or three-year implementation schedule during which they work toward bringing their supply chains into substantial compliance with the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct. At the end of the implementation period, FLA evaluates whether the company can be considered for accreditation. Companies are assessed on fulfillment of the Principles of Fair Labor & Responsible Sourcing (for brands) or the Principles of Fair Labor & Responsible Production (for suppliers), which include:

  • Adopting and communicating workplace standards;
  • Training staff to assess and remediate noncompliance issues;
  • Conducting internal assessments of facilities; and
  • Providing workers with confidential reporting channels.

Currently, the compliance programs of 35 affiliated companies are accredited by the FLA:

47 Brand New Balance
adidas New Era Cap Co., Inc.
arena Group Nike, Inc.
Burton Outerknown
Colosseum Outerstuff, Ltd.
Dallas Cowboys Mechandising, Ltd. Patagonia
Fast Retailing prAna
Fenix Outdoor Pou Chen
Gildan Activewear, Inc. PUMA AG
Gore® Wear Russell Brands, LLC
Hanesbrands SanMar Corporation
HUGO BOSS Syngenta (India program)
Kathmandu Textiles Opico
Lakeshirts/Blue 84 Under Armour
Mainland Headwear Holdings Vetta Brands
Maxport Limited Volcom, LLC
Mountain Equipment Co-op Yee Tung Group
  Zephyr Graf-X

The FLA does not offer certification or accredit brands or factories. The FLA accredits a company’s compliance program to indicate the presence of systems and procedures required for successfully upholding fair labor standards throughout its supply chains.