FLA’s Fair Labor Code mandates that every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the worker’s basic needs and provide some discretionary income.
FLA 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.
FLA’s vision is that workers in affiliate supply chains will earn compensation that is sufficient to meet their basic needs and have some discretionary income.
Our 2020 Fair Compensation Strategy charts a path toward this goal. The plan includes an overview of the organizational commitment to fair compensation and includes the goals, tactics, and timelines for these efforts.
See how members are meeting living wage commitments
Fair compensation strategy status: fair compensation blueprint
Fair compensation strategy status: wage data collection
Fair compensation strategy status: public commitment
FLA living wage projects
Reaching living wage for garment workers
Toward fair compensation in Viet Nam
Toward fair compensation in Bangladesh
Fair Compensation Toolkit
FLA's living wage resources show companies the gap between what workers earn and what they need.
Classy Awards recognition
FLA’s living wage tools earned a 2021 Social Innovation Award.
The Fair Compensation Toolkit help businesses in the fashion industry illustrate the gap between actual and living wages and measure progress over time.
Fair compensation news from FLA
Living wage public reporting: Guidance for companiesMarch 22, 2023 View Living wage public reporting: Guidance for companies
Scaling ESG Solutions in Fashion recommends company engagement with FLAMay 1, 2022 View Scaling ESG Solutions in Fashion recommends company engagement with FLA
Business Insider reports on FLA Accreditation as part of its sustainability seriesMarch 29, 2022 View Business Insider reports on FLA Accreditation as part of its sustainability series