Supply Chain Innovation

Accreditation Assessment of Colosseum's Social Compliance Program

Publication date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017
Workers at one of Colosseum's contract facilities in China.

The FLA Board of Directors voted on February 8, 2017 to approve the accreditation of Colosseum's social compliance program. Details on FLA's accreditation methodology can be found at www.fairlabor.org/accreditation.

The Colosseum accreditation comes after the FLA has conducted three SCI assessments in China and Vietnam, two field visits to shadow internal audits in China, and one headquarter visit to California.  The FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Colosseum's integration of the corporate social responsibility perspective into daily business operations and leadership through proactive collaboration with civil society and other brands to improve workplace conditions.

The complex and ever-evolving nature of global supply chains make it impossible to guarantee that a product is made in conditions free of labor rights violations. For this reason, FLA does not certify brands. Instead, the FLA evaluates companies at the headquarter level – in addition to standard factory-level due diligence activities that are conducted annually – to determine whether they have social compliance systems in place to proactively identify and address risks or instances of noncompliance.  Please find the full report linked below, including all areas of strength and areas for improvement Colosseum's social compliance program.

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