Supply Chain Innovation

Accreditation Assessment of Dallas Cowboys Merchandising's Social Compliance Program

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Monday, February 29, 2016

The FLA Board of Directors voted on February 18, 2016 to approve the accreditation of Dallas Cowboys Merchandising's social compliance program, based on proven adherence to FLA Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing. Details on FLA's accreditation methodology can be found atwww.fairlabor.org/accreditation.

The Dallas Cowboys accreditation comes after the FLA has conducted three SCI assessments (in Honduras, Pakistan, and Vietnam), two field visits to shadow internal audits (in Guatemala and China), and one headquarter visit to Dallas.  Our accreditation report specifically recognizes Dallas Cowboys' efforts to communicate effectively with unions and engage with factories to resolve and remediate third party complaints filed with the FLA.  

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 the global map showing Dallas Cowboys' countries of production during its implementation period, 2012 - 2015. 

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