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.


adidas owns adidas and Reebok brands, and its social compliance program is accredited by FLA.

From the adidas website: Being a sustainable business is about striking the balance between shareholder expectations and the needs and concerns of our employees, the workers in our supply chain, and the environment. We truly believe that acting as a responsible business – one that is fully committed to respecting human rights – will contribute to lasting economic success.

Amer Sports is a sporting goods company and sports lifestyle retailer with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Arc’teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Suunto, and Wilson. Through our products we want to help people to stay healthy throughout their lives. Amer Sports is committed to sustainability and dedicated to continuously improving its performance regarding labor, workplace conditions and environmental issues in its supply chain and partners with its vendors to foster workers’ well-being.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: As a condition of being permitted to produce and/or sell licensed products bearing the name, trademark and/or images of American University, licensees and licensee’s subcontractors are expected to meet a code of conduct that is consistent with Fair Labor Association and Worker Rights Consortium codes.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct:  Angelo State University, a member of the Texas Tech University System, is commited to conducting business affairs consistent with our educational mission of preparing students to be responsible citizens; therefore, Angelo State prohibits manufacturers from producing products with its name and other trademarks in abusive and unfair conditions.

The Antigua Group, Inc., one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of genuine golf and sports apparel, stands firmly committed to advancing human rights through our company policies and business practices. We continue to embed social responsibility into our brand management and over the past six years we have made great gains in supply chain transparency, ethical sourcing, educating and training our vendors.

Arena S.p.A. is a German manufacturing company of competitive swimwear created in 1973 by Horst Dassler. 

The company produces high-quality swimwear and equipment. It has subsidiaries in France, Germany, and the United States, and also operates through a global network of distributors and licensees, with presence in over 100 countries around the world.

All arena branded products. The TM rights are owned by Arena Distribution SA.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Companies using ASU trademarks must be licensed and that requires signing ASU's Code of Conduct and joining the FLA.

About the school's commitment to protecting workers' rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct: Ball State University is a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The Fair Labor Association consists of consumer, human, and labor rights groups, including the International Labor Rights Fund, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, the National Consumers League and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, as well as 150 universities and colleges, leading apparel and footwear, manufacturers and retailers.