Pou Chen Corporation (Pou Chen Group) is headquartered in Taiwan and primarily produces branded athletic and casual footwear in its more than 60 factories in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and Bangladesh.
The FLA Board of Directors voted on June 20, 2018 to approve the accreditation of Pou Chen Group's social compliance program. FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Pou Chen's transparency in remediating labor violations in its production sites, investment in social compliance training, and multiple grievance channels.
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.