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Supply Chain Innovation

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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.

 
 
 

From the Nestlé website: Nestlé’s mission is to enhance consumers’ lives by offering tastier and healthier food and beverage choices for all stages of life and at any time of the day. True to our values and principles we also Create Shared Value through sustainable growth and a commitment to environmental sustainability and compliance along every step of the value chain. Nestlé’s promise is Good Food, Good Life.

New Balance, PF Flyers, Warrior, and Brine. New Balance Athletics, Inc.'s compliance program is accredited by the FLA.

New Era Cap Headwear, 5th & Ocean Clothing LLC. New Era Cap Co., Inc.'s compliance program is accredited by FLA.

All Nike footwear, apparel and equipment. Nike, Inc.'s compliance program is accredited by FLA.

From the Nike, Inc. website: Our greatest responsibility as a global company is to play a role in bringing about positive, systemic change for workers within our supply chain and in the industry. We're looking end-to-end, from the first phase of our product creation process to the impacts of our decisions on the lives of workers in the factories that bring our product to life.

At NC State University, we are committed to the mission of the Fair Labor Association and require all licensees be registered with the FLA. According to the terms of trademark license agreement with NC State University, they must comply with our code of conduct.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Northwestern University has asked all of its licensees, manufacturers of both apparel and non-apparel, to join the FLA, abide by the FLA Code of Conduct (including additional women's rights language), and fully disclose the location of factories producing products bearing Northwestern logos. Licensees that do not comply with this request will have their license annulled.

Since it launched in March 2013, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights remains the first-ever human rights center based at a business school. Since then, the Center has worked to advance a "pro-business, high standards" model for business and human rights. We believe in the power of business to create positive change in society. We also believe that companies in the same sector should abide by common standards for human rights.

Olam International Cocoa Code d’Ivoire and Hazelnut Turkey  supply chains are assessed by the FLA.

From the Olam website:  As Olam has grown, so has our direct workforce – employed across our upstream operations in plantations, concessions and farming to our downstream processing. These employees and contractors are governed by the Olam Code of Conduct and ILO compliant labour standards.

All Outerknown apparel and accessories 

From the Outerknown website: Founded by eleven-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a menswear brand established from an understated approach to design and an overstated approach to quality, cloth, and consciousness. The concept aims to blend style, function and sustainability with the intent to protect our natural resources and inspire change within the fashion and apparel industry.

All Outerstuff apparel and licensed apparel. Licensors include adidas, Nike, Reebok, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, and over 200 colleges and universities.

From the Outerstuff, Ltd. website: Outerstuff is committed to addressing any issues in our supply chain by working with our suppliers, customers, business partners, the Fair Labor Association, members of local civil society, and the appropriate regulatory agencies to promptly correct those issues.  We are committed to fair, healthy and safe working conditions in all of the factories making products for Outerstuff.

 

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