On December 17, 2017, the union Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Empresa Delta Apparel Honduras filed a Third Party Complaint with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) alleging violations of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at the factory Delta Apparel Honduras, located in the Zip Buena Vista industrial park, Villanueva, Honduras. The Complaint alleged a range of violations of the Code, primarily with respect to Compliance Benchmarks related to wages and benefits, hours of work, and industrial relations issues. Delta Apparel Incorporated, the owner of Delta Honduras, is an affiliated company of the FLA.
The FLA accepted the complaint at Step 2 of the Third Party Complaint process. Based on the information provided by Delta Honduras and pursuant to Step 2 of the Third Party Complaint process, the FLA engaged on an ongoing basis with Delta Honduras management to review in detail each specific allegation of the Complaint, the company’s responses based on its assessment and, where appropriate, the pending or proposed remediation plan. The FLA also reviewed a number of additional issues brought to its attention concerning the factory that it considered relevant to the process, even though those were not raised in the Complaint itself.
The report below summarizes the findings, recommendations, and remedial actions developed in the context of this Third Party Complaint process.