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Supply Chain Innovation

Accreditation

FLA Participating Companies and Participating Suppliers commit to promoting and complying with international labor standards throughout their supply chains. When companies or suppliers sign on, they begin a two- or three-year implementation schedule during which they work toward bringing their supply chains into substantial compliance with the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct. At the end of the implementation period, FLA evaluates whether the company can be considered for accreditation. Companies are assessed on fulfillment of the Principles of Fair Labor & Responsible Sourcing (for brands) or the Principles of Fair Labor & Responsible Production (for suppliers), which include:

  • Adopting and communicating workplace standards;
  • Training staff to assess and remediate noncompliance issues;
  • Conducting internal assessments of facilities; and
  • Providing workers with confidential reporting channels.

Currently, the compliance programs of 32 affiliated companies are accredited by the FLA:

47 Brand Mountain Equipment Co-op
adidas New Balance
arena Group New Era Cap Co., Inc.
Burton Nike, Inc.
Colosseum Outerknown
Fanatics Brands Outerstuff, Ltd.
Fast Retailing Patagonia
Fenix Outdoor prAna
Gildan Activewear, Inc. Pou Chen
Gore® Wear PUMA AG
Hanesbrands Russell Brands, LLC
HUGO BOSS SanMar Corporation
Kathmandu Under Armour
Lakeshirts/Blue 84 Volcom LLC
Mainland Headwear Holdings Yee Tung Group
Maxport Limited Zephyr Graf-X
   

The FLA does not offer certification or accredit brands or factories. The FLA accredits a company’s compliance program to indicate the presence of systems and procedures required for successfully upholding fair labor standards throughout its supply chains.