Supply Chain Innovation


FLA Participating Companies and Participating Suppliers commit to promoting and complying with international labor standards throughout their supply chains. When companies or suppliers sign on, they begin a two- or three-year implementation schedule during which they work toward bringing their supply chains into substantial compliance with the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct. At the end of the implementation period, FLA evaluates whether the company can be considered for accreditation. Companies are assessed on fulfillment of the Principles of Fair Labor & Responsible Sourcing (for brands) or the Principles of Fair Labor & Responsible Production (for suppliers), which include:

  • Adopting and communicating workplace standards;
  • Training staff to assess and remediate noncompliance issues;
  • Conducting internal assessments of facilities; and
  • Providing workers with confidential reporting channels.

Currently, the compliance programs of 34 affiliated companies are accredited by the FLA:

47 Brand New Era Cap Co., Inc.
adidas Nike, Inc.
arena Group Outerknown
Colosseum Outerstuff, Ltd.
Dallas Cowboys Merchandising Patagonia
Esquel Group prAna
Fast Retailing Pou Chen
Fenix Outdoor PUMA AG
Gildan Activewear, Inc. Russell Brands, LLC
Gore®Wear SanMar Corporation
Hanesbrands Syngenta (India program)
Hugo Boss Textiles Opico
Kathmandu Under Armour
Lakeshirts/Blue 84 Vetta Brands
Mainland Headwear Holdings Volcom, LLC
Maxport Limited Zephyr Graf-X
Mountain Equipment Co-op  
New Balance  

The FLA does not offer certification or accredit brands or factories. The FLA accredits a company’s compliance program to indicate the presence of systems and procedures required for successfully upholding fair labor standards throughout its supply chains.