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From the Nike, Inc. website: Our greatest responsibility as a global company is to play a role in bringing about positive, systemic change for workers within our supply chain and in the industry. We're looking end-to-end, from the first phase of our product creation process to the impacts of our decisions on the lives of workers in the factories that bring our product to life.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – October 22, 2018 – Today, 123 apparel and footwear companies signed the new “AAFA/FLA Apparel & Footwear Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment,” reflecting the industry’s commitment to the fair treatment of workers in the global apparel, footwear, and travel goods supply chain.
In February 2018, affiliated Participating Companies Nike Inc. and Under Armour Inc. requested that the Fair Labor Association\ conduct a safeguards investigation at the factory New Holland Apparel de Nicaragua, S.A. The brands requested that the FLA engage an independent expert to investigate allegations of violations of freedom of association -- particularly with regard to the dismissal of a union leader who had employment protection -- as well as of other labor standards.
On June 29, 2018, the Fair Labor Association joined with seven leading companies and the American Apparel and Footwear Association to send a letter to the President of the Republic of Nicaragua expressing concern about the nation’s political and social crisis threatening the rights, livelihoods, and physical safety of workers and others and the capacity of Nicaragua’s industries that export around the world.
As explained by this FLA issue brief the never-increased 90s-era monthly minimum wage of 20 lari (around $8.50) for private sector workers in Georgia is grossly insufficient to maintain a decent standard of living in that country. The Clean Clothes Campaign estimates that a living wage for a family of four is nearly 65 times that amount, while the US State Departmen
In April of 2014, workers at the Pou Chen Group, a Participating Supplier with the FLA, went on strike in Gaobu, Dongguan, China, protesting that Pou Chen was not making the contributions for social insurance and housing benfits employers are required to pay under Chinese national law.
In April 2011, Nike, Inc. requested the involvement of the FLA at the factory PT. Glostar Indonesia (Glostar) located in Sukabumi, Indonesia. The factory, owned and operated by Pou Chen Group, supplied Converse (a Nike, Inc. affiliate brand), as well as adidas and VF Corporation. Internal monitoring by Nike Inc., confirmed by internal monitoring by adidas, had found noncompliances in the area of harassment or abuse, among others.
On September 30, 2010, FLA released a report on an independent assessment of football production in the supply chain of Shanghai Wande Sporting Goods Company in China. The independent investigation was conducted at the request of FLA affiliates Nike, Inc., New Balance and PUMA to determine whether there were subcontracting activities (either authorized or unauthorized) in Wande’s supply chain that might give rise to the use of home workers, underage workers, or even prison labor in the production of soccer balls.
FLA Statement on Nike - CGT Agreement regarding Hugger and Vision Tex.