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 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.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The University of Guelph recognizes the need for working conditions to meet international standards including the provision of a living wage. By implementing the Code of Ethical Conduct for Suppliers and Subcontractors the University is working to facilitate a process by which purchasers on campus will buy products and services from suppliers who treat their employees in a fair and ethical manner.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Licensees are required to disclose their factory locations, which will help assure that products representing the University of Illinois follow fair labor practices. The University is a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and requires its companies to comply with FLA's policies.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The University of Iowa has a deep respect for the intrinsic value of each human being, and a steadfast commitment to promoting and protecting human rights on its Iowa City campus, in its surrounding community, and beyond. For this reason, the University of Iowa shall engage in business practices that affect positive change in human working conditions domestically and abroad.