The Fair Labor Association (FLA) announced today that its board of directors voted to accredit the social compliance program of Fanatics Brands, the private label division of Fanatics, Inc., a global leader for licensed sports merchandise headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, that specializes in licensed fan apparel for the world’s most popular leagues, brands, and collegiate and professional teams.
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Fair Labor Association Urges Action During International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor
The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) is pleased to announce today it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This milestone commences a five-year technical collaboration that will help HRC members advance in their objective to help achieve fair and decent working conditions worldwide by driving individual and collective action in their businesses and supply chains to eradicate forced labour.
The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is among the 2021 finalists for awards that honor innovation in the global social sector. The FLA award entries are based on the organization’s belief that factories and farms should be safe places to work, and that each worker has the right to earn a living wage.
FLA joined multiple human rights organizations in calling on the G7 countries to prioritize forced labor and human trafficking in their commitments. Specifically, the groups asked the G7 countries to take action with respect to the state-imposed forced labor in Xinjiang. Government action and attention to the human rights abuses in Xinjiang that lead to forced labor are key to remediation. Support from the FLA for G7 action helps address the root cause and hopefully will lead to a long-term solution.
On behalf of initiatives with international garment, footwear and accessories goods buyers as members, among others, we are profoundly concerned about the military coup that took place on 1 February 2021 in Myanmar, and the military’s continued and increasingly violent crackdown against its own people, including against leaders of unions and labour-rights organizations. This coup, and the military’s growing violence in support of it, threatens to reverse the progress and the thawing of relations between Myanmar and the international community ongoing since 2011.
The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has worked for over 20 years to resolve labor rights issues from factories to farms in global supply chains. The FLA welcomes and supports the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) resolution declaring 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
Honorable Members of the Minimum Wages Committee for Textile Industry Tamil Nadu:
The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has closely monitored the human rights abuses in Xinjiang, China over the past two years. In an April 2019 Issue Brief, we cautioned FLA affiliates to conduct additional due diligence to detect potential instances of forced labor in Xinjiang.
The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. The impact of the pandemic is unprecedented in modern history. Nations, businesses, and communities face public health, medical, economic, and political considerations as they end the spread of the virus. One essential consideration is the protection of factory and farm workers.