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: 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.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Yale is committed to working to achieve fair and humane working conditions for all involved in the manufacture of its licensed goods. We believe that the most effective approach requires a rational system for gathering and analyzing facts about the industry and using this information to realize the goal of improved working conditions. Yale was a leader in the formation of FLA and requires its licensees to adopt the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct and to comply with FLA requirements.
Yavuz Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ, or Yavuz Hazelnut Products, was founded in 1933 in Giresun, Turkey.
Based in Hong Kong. Yee Tung operates 15 factories in eight countries that produce men’s and ladies’ sportswear and sleepwear, as well as children’s apparel.
About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: York University has a Code of Conduct for Licensees requiring them to manufacture or imprint merchandise that has been manufactured under legal and fair labour conditions. Licensees are required by agreement to exercise due diligence in ensuring fair labour practices both in their own and in their contractors and suppliers’ workplaces.