Textiles Opico SA, El Salvador

On May 10, 2013, FLA commissioned Comisión para la Verificación de Códigos de Conducta (COVERCO) to investigate allegations by the union Sindicato de Trabajadoras, Trabajadores, Sastres, Costureras y Similares (SITRASACOSI) that workers’ freedom of association had been violated at the Textiles Opico, S.A de C.V. (TEXOPS) factory in El Salvador. COVERCO found that four workers involved in the union had been dismissed, and TEXOPS – an FLA Participating Supplier – along with Dick’s Sporting Goods (an adidas Group licensee sourcing from the factory) have developed an action plan which includes the reinstatement of dismissed workers and compensation for lost wages.

Note: Textiles Opico ended its affiliation with the Fair Labor Association in July 2020.