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Assessment Report

MEC Assessment for Reaccreditation, October 2016

Publication date: 
Friday, October 28, 2016
Report type: 
Assessment Report
On October 7th, 2016, the FLA Board of Directors voted to approve the reaccreditation of Mountain Equipment Co-op’s (MEC) labor compliance program. MEC's reaccreditation covers the period from 2013 to 2016. The full reaccreditation report includes commendation for MEC's strengths, along with recommendations for further enhancement of its social compliance program.

Assessment of Nestlé's Standard Cocoa Supply Chain in Côte D'Ivoire

Publication date: 
Friday, September 2, 2016
Report type: 
Assessment Report
For this report, the FLA worked with one of Nestlé's tier-1 suppliers to identify an appropriate tier-2 supplier for an assessment of working conditions at farms outside of the "Nestlé Cocoa Plan." Assessors visited farms in four communities, interviewing farmers, farmworkers, and supply chain intermediaries. This report describes the structure of the supply chain they found, and working conditions at the farms.

Executive Summary of Nestle, Balsu, and Olam Shared Hazelnut Supply Chain in Turkey: 2015

Publication date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Report type: 
Assessment Report
In August 2015, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) conducted independent assessments in the Turkish hazelnut supply chain shared by three FLA affiliates – Nestlé, and its two strategic first-tier suppliers. The FLA found a decrease in the reporting of child labor, along with the continued need for progress in other areas like hours of work, wages, discrimination against migrant workers, and transportation safety.

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