Orma Tekstil, Turkey
On July 14, 2014, Participating Company H&M requested that the Fair Labor Association (FLA) commission an independent investigation into allegations regarding Freedom of Association (FOA) violations at three supplier facilities in Turkey owned by Orma Tekstil, one in Duzce and two in Istanbul. The FLA engaged a local academic and independent expert on industrial relations in Turkey to carry out the investigation and prepare a report; his complete report appears below.
The FLA also assessed the findings of the independent expert against FLA Compliance Benchmarks and made a number of recommendations to H&M regarding remediation areas to pursue with Orma Tekstil management. These recommendations, along with a description of H&M’s action plan, appear the in the summary document below.