There is no perfect factory or farm. Local issues and cultural norms - combined with global factors such as economic pressure and consumer demand - result in new and ever-changing threats to workers' rights each day. International supply chains are so complex that it would be impossible for any individual organization or person to solve these problems alone. FLA affiliates include companies, universities and civil society organizations that are committed to protecting workers' rights by promoting adherence to international labor standards. These diverse stakeholders draw on FLA's expertise and learn from each others' experiences to develop ethical and equitable supply chains. Learn more about the efforts of FLA affiliates below and see the impact of our work.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The overall purpose of the Stony Brook University Trademark Licensing Program is to protect the integrity of the institution’s trademarks, and to ensure such trademarks are used in an appropriate manner. Stony Brook’s Trademark Licensing Program is administered by Stony Brook’s Office of Communications and overseen by the Director of Marketing and Licensing. Stony Brook is a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA).
From the Syngenta website: Syngenta is guided by the conviction that value creation depends on the successful integration of business, social and environmental performance. Syngenta is committed to promote and maintain high standards of corporate responsibility worldwide in an industry that is essential to global agriculture and food production. The company acts in accordance with its Code of Conduct and its Health, Safety and Environmental Policy, which respect human rights and embrace internationally accepted regulations and the highest scientific standards.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Temple is committed to conducting its business affairs in a socially responsible and ethical manner. Temple requires that all manufacturers of products bearing Temple's trademarks strictly adhere to a Code of Conduct in the manufacture of those products. Temple prohibits products bearing its trademarks from being manufactured in abusive and unfair labor conditions.
TEKSIF is a union that serves close to 50,000 textile and garment workers in Turkey. It is headquartered in Ankara, and has 18 branches and 7 contact offices throughout Turkey. TEKSIF is a founding member of Türk-İş Confederation, which is a member of ETUC and ITUC. TEKSIF is an Affiliate Member of IndustriALL European Union and IndustriALL Global Union.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The Ohio State University is committed to conducting its business affairs in a socially-responsible and ethical manner, consistent with its educational, research and service missions. As part of that commitment, the University expects each Licensee of Ohio State to recognize its responsibilities to employees for the conditions under which its licensed products or services are made.