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Assessments

This page contains reports not included under Tracking Charts or Complaints and Investigations, such as Accreditation Assessment Reports. Click here for reports from standard FLA independent assessments and click here for FLA Complaints and Investigations, or use the Transparency drop-down menu above.

Accreditation of Pou Chen's Social Compliance Program

Publication date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The FLA Board of Directors voted on June 20, 2018 to approve the accreditation of Pou Chen Group's social compliance program. FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Pou Chen's transparency in remediating labor violations in its production sites, investment in social compliance training, and multiple grievance channels.

Syngenta seed Supply Chain in Thailand, 2016

Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
For the assessment year 2016-2017, the FLA conducted unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits to assess working conditions at Syngenta’s corn supply chain in Thailand between the months of October 2016 and May 2017. The assessments covered around 30 acres of corn farms located in Kanchanaburi, Lampang, and Tak provinces.

Alignment with the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct

Publication date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The founding Charter of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) requires each affiliated company to “adopt, and cause its applicable licensees, contractors, and suppliers to adopt, the FLA Workplace Code in the manufacture of its products.” As of March 26, 2018, 98 percent of all code elements followed by Participating Companies and Suppliers met FLA standards, as did 85 percent of all code elements followed by Category B Licensees.

Accreditation Assessment of Volcom's Social Compliance Program

Publication date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The FLA Board of Directors voted on February 7, 2018 to approve the accreditation of Volcom's social compliance program. The FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Volcom's top management commitment to social compliance, annual Global Compliance Summit, and comprehensive supplier scorecard to incentivize suppliers to improve their social compliance.

Accreditation Assessment of Hugo Boss's Social Compliance Program

Publication date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The FLA Board of Directors voted on February 7, 2018 to approve the accreditation of Hugo Boss's social compliance program. The FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Hugo Boss's top management commitment, comprehensive audit methodology, and annual Stakeholder Dialogue Roundtable.

Accreditation Assessment of Fenix Outdoor's Social Compliance Program

Publication date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The FLA Board of Directors voted on February 7, 2018 to approve the accreditation of Fenix Outdoor's social compliance program. Details on FLA's accreditation methodology can be found at www.fairlabor.org/accreditation. The FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Feinix's top management commitment, comprehensive audit program and data analysis, and implementation of responsible purchasing practices, including collection of supplier feedback via the Better Buying program.

Syngenta Seed Supply Chain in South America, 2016

Publication date: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Report type: 
Assessment Report
From December 2016 to March 2017, during periods of peak seed production activity, the FLA conducted unannounced independent external monitoring (IEM) visits to assess working conditions at Syngenta‘s seed supplier farms in Argentina and Brazil. Two assessments took place in Argentina (covering farms in the provinces of San Luis and Mendoza) and two in Brazil (in the province of Uberlandia and state of Parana) where Syngenta is sourcing corn and sunflower seeds.

Category B Licensee Alignment With the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct

Publication date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The founding Charter of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) requires each affiliated company to “adopt, and cause its applicable licensees, contractors, and suppliers to adopt, the FLA Workplace Code in the manufacture of its products.” As of October 31, 2017, 87 percent of all code elements followed by Category B Licensees met FLA standards.

2016 Assessments of Olam's Cocoa Supply Chain in Ivory Coast

Publication date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
As part of the annual assessment of its affiliate members, the FLA since 2013 has conducted monitoring visits in Olam's cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire. In 2016, the FLA focused its independent external monitoring (IEM) visits on three cooperatives that had never been assessed before.

Accreditation Assessment of Outerknown's Social Compliance Program

Publication date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Report type: 
Assessment Report
The FLA Board of Directors voted on October 4, 2017 to approve the accreditation of Outerknown's social compliance program. Details on FLA's accreditation methodology can be found at www.fairlabor.org/accreditation. The FLA accreditation report specifically recognizes as strengths Otherknown's transparency in the posting of its factory list online, its public commitment to upholding workplace standards, and embedding of the company's sustainable sourcing strategy into daily business operations.

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