FLA is a multi-stakeholder initiative that invites participation from all organizations committed to promoting fair labor standards around the world - companies and brands, civil society organizations, colleges and universities, suppliers and manufacturers, conscientious retailers, and others. Contact us for more information about joining FLA and how you can get involved. Universities: Currently, nearly 200 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada work with FLA to monitor social compliance and ensure the ethical production of items bearing their marks or logo. Students and other consumers advocating for workers across the globe are increasingly concerned with ethical and sustainable production. FLA provides college and university affiliates with the tools they need to be confident that their products are manufactured by companies that are committed to upholding workers’ rights in their production facilities. FLA-affiliated universities receive guidance on labor compliance; tools and resources to actively engage with their licensees; and reports on their licensees' social compliance efforts. University affiliates can also rest assured that their licensees receive the training they need to promote and uphold fair labor standards throughout their supply chains. See which colleges and universities are affiliated with FLA. Civil Society Organizations: Civil society organizations (CSOs) were at the table at the organization's founding and continue to play a vital role in FLA. The CSOs are represented by human rights, labor rights, and consumer organizations on the FLA Board of Directors. At the grassroots level, FLA partners with local civil society organizations, government agencies and trade unions to promote fair labor practices, resolve complaints, and conduct investigations of labor rights violations around the world. Learn more. Companies: Companies affiliated with FLA include leading apparel, footwear, electronics and agriculture brands, in addition to smaller companies and collegiate licensees from other industries such as jewelry and luggage. Company affiliates are at the forefront of a movement towards more responsible and reliable supply chains, and commit to upholding fair labor standards. These companies know that fair labor practices are also good management practices and that they affect the bottom line. Fair, safe and humane working conditions lead to lower turnover, fewer accidents and disruptions, and better reliability and productivity. Company affiliates also realize that consumers expect products to be manufactured in responsible factories that respect workers’ rights, and see the value of instituting internal mechanisms to identify and remediate labor violations proactively, reducing the risk of being caught off-guard by these issues.
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