Supply Chain Innovation


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: Vanderbilt University (“the University”) is committed to conducting its business affairs in a socially responsible manner.

Vetta, LLC is a portfolio of companies whose focus is to bring consumer brands to life through innovating products and partnership solutions. Vetta’s portfolio includes Top of the World—which holds licenses with more than 700 colleges and universities, John Deere and other premier brands—and J. America Wholesale Blanks, a leader in contemporary blank goods in the imprinted apparel market.

Products covered: apparel, backpacks, headwear, footwear, bags, socks.  

From the Volcom website:  Volcom, LLC. is now a participating member of the Fair Labor Association. The FLA brings greater insight and elevated standards for workers within our supply chain that help protect those who are making Volcom’s product. This collaborative effort ensures greater due diligence through training and tools within the work place as well as stronger visibility and transparency over all.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Washington University in St. Louis has been affiliated with the FLA continuously since 2000. We have provided active participation and leadership on the University Advisory Council and served on the FLA Board. Washington University requires its licensees to adopt the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct and to implement it in their factories.