Burton Snowboards: 2023 Post-Accreditation Report

In 2023, Burton Snowboards, a Fair Labor Accredited company, has been evaluated on its alignment with Milestone 5 Evaluation Year 1, which included: Fair Labor Principles 4 (Training for Suppliers and Production Staff), 5 (Monitoring) and 6 (Functioning Grievance Mechanism). Progress on addressing identified gaps will be reflected in the next update of this report, and the remaining principles will be evaluated in 2024 and 2025.

Burton 2023 Performance Summary: Principles 4, 5, 6

Fair Labor Accredited companies, such as Burton, are reevaluated on FLA’s 10 principles over a three-year cycle. The 2023 Milestone 5 Evaluation evaluated how Burton maintained the alignment of its social compliance system with the following set of principles after its Accreditation:

  • Principle 4: Training for Suppliers and Production Staff: Commitment to train relevant supplier management, or all management staff and employees at owned facilities, on workplace standards and track effectiveness of supplier workforce training;
  • Principle 5: Monitoring: Commitment to conduct workplace standards compliance monitoring; and
  • Principle 6: Functioning Grievance Mechanisms: Commitment to ensure workers have, or provide workers with, access to functioning grievance mechanisms, which include multiple reporting channels (of which at least one is confidential).

The chart below highlights the company’s performance (in percentage) against those three principles at the time of publication. FLA expects companies to continuously work toward reaching and maintaining complete alignment with standards. FLA staff track progress in closing the gaps identified in the Milestone 5 Evaluation, which is reflected in the following year’s updated report, along with scores for Principles 1, 2 and 3 (to be published in 2025) and Principles 7, 8, 9 and 10 (to be published in 2026).

2023 Milestone 5 Evaluation Performance (Principle Scores in %)