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Supply Chain Innovation

Fair Compensation

The Fair Labor Association and its stakeholders—buyers, suppliers, labor rights organizations, and universities—are part of a global effort to improve workers’ compensation. Workers in global supply chains often earn poverty level wages that are not sufficient to support themselves or their families, and the FLA is committed to addressing this urgent issue.

The FLA Code of Conduct states that workers have a right to compensation within a regular work week that is sufficient to meet their basic needs and have some discretionary income. FLA affiliates have aligned their internal codes of conduct with this commitment and, alongside the FLA, have committed to make progress to achieve this goal. Ongoing reporting on the FLA’s strategy, progress, tools for stakeholders, and other news and information are available below.

ABOUT THIS WORK

Read the FLA Fair Compensation Strategy document.

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NEWS & ACTION

Updates on worker compensation and support for living wages.

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REPORTS

FLA reports on worker compensation in global supply chains.

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TOOLS

Guidance for fair compensation data collection.

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Latest Updates

Oxfam Report Cites FLA Fair Compensation Effort in Myanmar

Publication date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
A new Oxfam International report summarizing living wage progress in five countries cites the FLA's leadership -- along with the Ethical Trading Initiative -- to organize US and European brands to express strong support for meaningful and inclusive minimum wage negotiations in Myanmar, in pursuit of fair compensation for garment workers.

Discrepancies in Calculation of Minimum Wages in Bangladesh Export Processing Zones

Publication date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Report type: 
Fair Compensation
An affiliate of the FLA sourcing from Bangladesh has alerted the organization to a discrepancy between how two different -- but similarly named -- organizations in Bangladesh are explaining how to calculate minimum wages in Bangladesh's Export Processing Zones (EPZs).

The FLA and Four Affiliated Companies Call for Meaningful Minimum Wage in Georgia

Publication date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
The Fair Labor Association and four of its company affiliates that are sourcing (or considering sourcing) from Georgia wrote a letter to the Georigan Minister of Labor, expressing strong support for the setting of a fair minimum wage for workers in Georgia’s growing apparel sector. Signatories to the letter included representatives from adidas Group, New Balance, Nike, and Puma.

17 FLA Affiliates Oppose Unfair Minimum Wage Exemption for Myanmar Garment Workers

Publication date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Report type: 
Fair CompensationNews and Action
On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the Fair Labor Association sent a letter to the Ministry of Labor in Myanmar standing against efforts to exempt the fast-growing garment sector from paying their workers the country's new minimum wage. The letter was signed by the FLA Vice President of Programs and 17 FLA affiliates

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