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: University of California President Richard C. Atkinson has issued a strengthened Code of Conduct for companies that manufacture clothing and other products bearing the UC name, logos, or other trademarks. The code requires licensees and their contractors to pay a living wage, to comply with environmental and health and safety laws, and to not discriminate against employees on the basis of pregnancy or collective bargaining activity.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: All University of Colorado licensees must adhere to ethical business practices as well as standards related to quality, reliability and cost. In doing so, workers producing University licensed goods are expected to work in humane and safe conditions and receive fair wages. Licensees are expected to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The Collegiate Licensing Company has collaborated with other collegiate institutions to develop a set of unified labor code standards. The CLC code is similar to the Fair Labor Association's code, and sets forth workplace standards for factories that produce university licensed product that help ensure that licensees do not produce collegiate product utilizing child labor or sweat shop conditions.