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Supply Chain Innovation

Colleges & Universities

Most students take pride in their universities and like to demonstrate school spirit. From t-shirts, sweatpants and hats, to baking accessories, golf equipment and headphones, students and alumni buy many products bearing their school's logo. Even as they enjoy these products, students and alumni also care that college-logoed products are manufactured in a facility that respects its workers and treats them well. FLA university affiliates are committed to ensuring that fair labor standards and human rights are respected wherever their branded merchandise is produced. FLA-affiliated universities require their licensees — any company manufacturing products bearing the school's marks or logo — to commit to the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct. Licensees are required to meet strict standards, and to develop social compliance systems that identify risks to workers and fix problems quickly when they are identified. FLA provides tools for college and university officials to monitor the performance of their licensees. Is your school involved? Find out below.
 
Each college and university affiliated with FLA have a representative on FLA’s University Advisory Council (UAC), which elects representatives to the FLA Board of Directors and advises on policy matters and monitoring activities.
 
Students use their buying power to advocate for fair labor standards for workers on campuses everywhere, and provide input to the UAC as part of its Student Committee.

 

 

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: George Mason has officially licensed vendors who have been authorized to produce merchandise bearing the University's trademarks, which include all graphic and verbiage-based references to the University. Using officially licensed vendors better ensures the University's image and product quality. It also aids in ensuring that Mason product is manufactured in fair working conditions as we require all of our licensed vendors to affiliate with the Fair Labor Association.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Because Harvard takes a traditional approach concerning the types of products it will license and how the marks may be used on them, both licensing programs utilize a rigorous set of standards when evaluating companies requesting licenses.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct:  For more than 160 years, Illinois State University has been preparing students to be informed and engaged citizens and leaders in their chosen fields. A strong commitment to a sustainable future ensures that the University’s tradition of excellence will continue well into the future.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The Johns Hopkins University is committed to conducting its business affairs in a fair and ethical manner. Once a business relationship has been established, the University expects an agreement's terms to be honored at all times. Should the University have reason to believe that a vendor has abrogated the terms of an agreement, action shall be taken to determine the facts of the matter.

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