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.

All apparel, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Barely There, Duofold, GTM, Gear for Sports, JMS, Knights Apparel, Wonderbra, L'eggs, Outer Banks and other licensed brands. Hanesbrands' compliance program is accredited by FLA.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Because Harvard takes a traditional approach concerning the types of products it will license and how the marks may be used on them, both licensing programs utilize a rigorous set of standards when evaluating companies requesting licenses.


All HUGO BOSS’ apparel, shoes, and leather accessories producers. The HUGO BOSS brands include BOSS, BOSS Green, BOSS Orange, and HUGO.

From the HUGO BOSS website: As a manufacturer of clothing, shoes and accessories for the premium and luxury segment, HUGO BOSS is responsible for adhering to sustainability standards throughout the global value chain. Fair and safe working conditions are one focal point of the company’s sustainability commitment.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct:  For more than 160 years, Illinois State University has been preparing students to be informed and engaged citizens and leaders in their chosen fields. A strong commitment to a sustainable future ensures that the University’s tradition of excellence will continue well into the future.

ICAR harnesses the collective power of progressive organizations to push governments to create and enforce rules over corporations that promote human rights and reduce inequality.

From the J.America website: J.America’s (now part of Vetta Brands) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission is to conduct business in an ethical manner, to promote and protect worker’s rights worldwide and to help improve working conditions by partnering with our global supply chain. We require our suppliers to conduct business with the highest of standards and ethics while respecting human rights and complying with local laws by committing to our Workplace Code of Conduct and submitting to third party audits of their facilities.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: The Johns Hopkins University is committed to conducting its business affairs in a fair and ethical manner. Once a business relationship has been established, the University expects an agreement's terms to be honored at all times. Should the University have reason to believe that a vendor has abrogated the terms of an agreement, action shall be taken to determine the facts of the matter.