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  • Title: Fair Labor Association
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to main content.. English.. 简体中文.. Español.. Türkçe.. About Us.. My FLA.. Registration.. Training.. Blog.. Contact Us.. Search form.. Search.. Fair Labor Association.. Home.. Our Work.. Mission Charter.. Our Methodology.. Special Projects.. Labor Standards.. Impact.. Annual Public Reports.. Case Studies.. Affiliates.. Participating Companies.. Participating Suppliers.. Collegiate Licensees.. Colleges Universities.. Civil Society Organizations.. Benefits Membership.. Transparency.. Assessments.. Tracking Charts.. Complaints and Investigations.. Global Issues.. Global Forum.. Research.. Consultation.. Issue Briefs.. Protecting Workers' Rights Worldwide.. FLA assesses progress at Apple supplier Foxconn.. FLA releases report on Nestlé cocoa supply chain in Ivory Coast.. FLA's special project supports women in Kenya Uganda.. Students and universities use buying power to support workers' rights.. FLA provides trainings for workers and companies.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. Since 1999, FLA has helped improve the lives of millions of workers around the world.. As a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations, FLA creates lasting solutions to abusive labor practices by offering tools and resources to companies, delivering training to factory workers and management, conducting due diligence through independent assessments, and advocating for greater accountability and transparency from companies, manufacturers, factories and others  ...   university affiliates promote the ethical production of collegiate products.. FLA affiliated universities ».. Resources for affiliates.. FLA provides training and resources to help brands and factories develop and improve compliance systems.. Training Resources ».. Our.. Protecting Workers Health Safety in Indonesia.. Following an FLA assessment, Liz Claiborne works with a supplier factory to address health and safety issues and end harassment.. More.. Enforcing Freedom of Association and Protecting Foreign Workers in Vietnam.. adidas and Nike work with a Vietnamese apparel supplier to prevent forced labor, respect freedom of association, and protect the health and safety of the factory's 2,275 workers following an FLA assessment.. Ensuring Fair Compensation and Worker Safety in Mexico.. EA works with a supplier factory in Mexico to protect worker health and safety and remedy issues related to wages and benefits following an FLA assessment.. Fair Working Hours and Compensation for Workers in China.. SanMar Corporation works with supplier factory following an FLA assessment to ensure timely and accurate compensation for workers producing garments.. Connect With Us.. RSS.. Facebook.. Receive our newsletter.. Email.. (required).. Email Address.. Missions Charter.. © 2012 Fair Labor Association |.. Media.. |.. Privacy Policy.. Terms of Use..

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  • Title: About Us | Fair Labor Association
    Descriptive info: Board of Directors.. Staff.. History.. Careers.. FLA is a collaborative effort of universities, civil society organizations and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers’ rights around the world.. We are an international organization with a dedicated staff and board, headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in China, Switzerland and Turkey.. FLA places the onus on companies to voluntarily meet internationally recognized.. labor standards..  ...   society organizations, universities and socially responsible companies to sit at the same table and find effective solutions to labor issues;.. Innovative and sustainable strategies.. and.. resources.. to help companies improve compliance systems;.. Transparent.. and independent assessments, the results of which are published online; and.. A mechanism to address the most serious labor rights violations through the.. Third Party Complaint.. process.. Questions?.. Contact us..

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  • Title: Licensee Registration Form | Fair Labor Association
    Descriptive info: Licensee Registration Form..

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  • Title: Training | Fair Labor Association
    Descriptive info: Latest News.. Factory Compliance Training Sessions in August September.. FLA is pleased to offer these upcoming training sessions for factory management on how to tackle the many compliance issues and risks that can arise - or may already exist - at their facilities.. FLA Hosts Training on Wage Issues in China.. On January 3 and 4, 2012, FLA hosted a training session in Shenzhen, China, for accredited monitoring organizations and others wishing to learn more about the Fair Wage Approach developed by Daniel Vaughn-Whitehead of the ILO.. Examining the Impact of Long Hours on Factory Workers.. FLA’s research, assessments and surveys over the past two years confirm that excessive working hours have a negative impact on workers, often resulting in physical and psychological stress for workers and increased worker turnover.. Adding value and improving working conditions through capacity building.. On May 31, dozens of company, supplier and NGO representatives joined FLA staff for an informal gathering at the FLA Shanghai office to discuss trends, best practices and lessons learned in capacity building for social compliance.. Training  ...   developed by experts and specialists from around the world.. FLA provides tools and resources to help companies uphold the Workplace Code of Conduct and make improvements at the brand and supplier level.. It also provides an online platform for seamless integration of reporting and training.. Log in to MyFLA.. to see available tools and get started on a program to build your organization's knowledge and skills.. Issue-based trainings and resources.. : FLA offers training courses for factories and management related to specific issues such as harassment, hours of work, and forced labor.. Training and resources around management functions.. : FLA provides training courses and materials for brands and suppliers related to employment functions such as fair wages, recruitment and hiring, and retention.. Regional and in-person sessions.. : FLA conducts regional trainings for local organizations and stakeholders on substantive topics and issues relevant to their location.. In addition to providing resources for affiliated companies, FLA also hosts events and conducts trainings that are open to the public.. to learn more about upcoming trainings and events in your area..

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  • Title: Blog | Fair Labor Association
    Descriptive info: Country.. - Any -.. Afghanistan.. Aland Islands.. Albania.. Algeria.. American Samoa.. Andorra.. Angola.. Anguilla.. Antarctica.. Antigua and Barbuda.. Argentina.. Armenia.. Aruba.. Australia.. Austria.. Azerbaijan.. Bahamas.. Bahrain.. Bangladesh.. Barbados.. Belarus.. Belgium.. Belize.. Benin.. Bermuda.. Bhutan.. Bolivia.. Bosnia and Herzegovina.. Botswana.. Bouvet Island.. Brazil.. British Indian Ocean Territory.. British Virgin Islands.. Brunei.. Bulgaria.. Burkina Faso.. Burundi.. Cambodia.. Cameroon.. Canada.. Cape Verde.. Cayman Islands.. Central African Republic.. Chad.. Chile.. China.. Christmas Island.. Cocos (Keeling) Islands.. Colombia.. Comoros.. Congo (Brazzaville).. Congo (Kinshasa).. Cook Islands.. Costa Rica.. Croatia.. Cuba.. Curaçao.. Cyprus.. Czech Republic.. Denmark.. Djibouti.. Dominica.. Dominican Republic.. Ecuador.. Egypt.. El Salvador.. Equatorial Guinea.. Eritrea.. Estonia.. Ethiopia.. Falkland Islands.. Faroe Islands.. Fiji.. Finland.. France.. French Guiana.. French Polynesia.. French Southern Territories.. Gabon.. Gambia.. Georgia.. Germany.. Ghana.. Gibraltar.. Greece.. Greenland.. Grenada.. Guadeloupe.. Guam.. Guatemala.. Guernsey.. Guinea.. Guinea-Bissau.. Guyana.. Haiti.. Heard Island and McDonald Islands.. Honduras.. Hong Kong S.. A.. R.. , China.. Hungary.. Iceland.. India.. Indonesia.. Iran.. Iraq.. Ireland.. Isle of Man.. Israel.. Italy.. Ivory Coast.. Jamaica.. Japan.. Jersey.. Jordan.. Kazakhstan.. Kenya.. Kiribati.. Kuwait.. Kyrgyzstan.. Laos.. Latvia.. Lebanon.. Lesotho.. Liberia.. Libya.. Liechtenstein.. Lithuania.. Luxembourg.. Macao S.. Macedonia.. Madagascar.. Malawi.. Malaysia.. Maldives.. Mali.. Malta.. Marshall Islands.. Martinique.. Mauritania.. Mauritius.. Mayotte.. Mexico.. Micronesia.. Moldova.. Monaco.. Mongolia.. Montenegro.. Montserrat.. Morocco.. Mozambique.. Myanmar.. Namibia.. Nauru.. Nepal.. Netherlands.. Netherlands Antilles.. New Caledonia.. New Zealand.. Nicaragua.. Niger.. Nigeria.. Niue.. Norfolk Island.. Northern Mariana Islands.. North Korea.. Norway.. Oman.. Pakistan.. Palau.. Palestinian Territory.. Panama.. Papua New Guinea.. Paraguay.. Peru.. Philippines.. Pitcairn.. Poland.. Portugal.. Puerto Rico.. Qatar.. Reunion.. Romania.. Russia.. Rwanda.. Saint Barthélemy.. Saint Helena.. Saint Kitts and Nevis.. Saint Lucia.. Saint Martin (French part).. Saint Pierre and Miquelon.. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.. Samoa.. San Marino.. Sao Tome and Principe.. Saudi Arabia.. Senegal.. Serbia.. Seychelles.. Sierra Leone.. Singapore.. Slovakia.. Slovenia.. Solomon Islands.. Somalia.. South Africa.. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.. South Korea.. Spain.. Sri Lanka.. Sudan.. Suriname.. Svalbard and Jan Mayen.. Swaziland.. Sweden.. Switzerland.. Syria.. Taiwan.. Tajikistan.. Tanzania.. Thailand.. Timor-Leste.. Togo.. Tokelau.. Tonga.. Trinidad and Tobago.. Tunisia.. Turkey.. Turkmenistan.. Turks and Caicos Islands.. Tuvalu.. U.. S.. Virgin Islands.. Uganda.. Ukraine.. United Arab Emirates.. United Kingdom.. United States.. United States Minor Outlying Islands.. Uruguay.. Uzbekistan.. Vanuatu.. Vatican.. Venezuela.. Vietnam.. Wallis and Futuna.. Western Sahara.. Yemen.. Zambia.. Zimbabwe.. Topic.. Child Labor.. Civil Society.. Compensation.. Employment Relationship.. Forced Labor.. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.. Harassment or Abuse.. Health, Safety and Environment.. Hours of Work.. Local Issues.. Non-governmental Organization.. Nondiscrimination.. Company.. adidas Group.. Albertus Magnus College.. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.. American University.. Anne Arundel Community College.. Appalachian State University.. Apple.. arena Group.. Arizona State University.. ASICS Corporation.. Azusa Pacific University.. Ball State University.. Barnes Noble College Booksellers.. Baylor University.. Belmont University.. Boise State University.. Boston College.. Boston University.. Bowdoin College.. Bowling Green State University.. Brookdale Community College.. Brooklyn Mfg.. Ltda.. de C.. V.. Brown University.. Bucknell University.. California Institute of Technology.. California Lutheran University.. California State University, Long Beach.. California State University, Northridge.. California State University, Sacramento.. Cardinal Stritch University.. Carleton College.. Carnegie Mellon University.. Centre College.. Chenfeng.. ChicoBag Company.. Colby College.. Colgate University.. College of Charleston.. Colorado College.. Colorado State University.. Columbia University.. Concept One Accessories.. Concordia University.. Cornell University.. Creighton University.. Cutter Buck, Inc.. Dallas Cowboys Merchandising, Ltd.. Dartmouth College.. Davidson College.. Delta Apparel, Inc.. Delta College.. Denison University.. Duke University.. Eastern Illinois University.. Ebru Tekstil Nakis.. Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business.. Elon University.. Emory University.. Esquel Group.. Estate Europe AB.. Fairfield University.. Ferris State University.. Fifth Pacific Companies, Inc.. Florida State University.. Follett Higher Education Group.. Forty Seven Brand.. Forward Sports, Ltd.. Fruit of the Loom.. Furman University.. Gardner-Webb University.. Gear For Sports.. George Mason University.. Georgia Institute of Technology.. Gettysburg College.. Gildan Activewear Inc.. Global Fairness Initiative.. Grinnell College.. Grupo Miguel.. Gustavus Adolphus College.. H M Hennes Mauritz AB.. Hanesbrands.. Hansoll Textile, Ltd.. Harvard University.. Heritage University.. Hey Tekstil A.. Hobart and William Smith Colleges.. Human Rights First.. Illinois State University.. Indiana University of Pennsylvania.. Ithaca College.. James Madison University.. Johns Hopkins University.. Kansas State University.. Kay Emms Pvt.. Ltd.. Keene State College.. Knights Apparel.. KTC Limited.. Lewis and Clark College.. Mainland Headwear Holdings Limited.. Maquila Solidarity Network.. Marquette University.. Marymount University.. Marywood University.. MAS Holdings.. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.. Maxport Limited.. Mercyhurst College.. Michigan State University.. Michigan Technological University.. Millersville University.. Mount Holyoke College.. Mountain Equipment Co-op.. National Consumers League.. Nestle.. Neumann University..  ...   (MN).. University of Texas at Austin.. University of Toronto.. University of Utah.. University of Vermont.. University of Virginia.. University of Washington.. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.. University of Wyoming.. Utah State University.. V.. T.. Garment Co.. Valdosta State University.. Vanderbilt University.. Vassar College.. Villanova University.. W.. L.. Gore Associates GmbH.. Washington State University.. Washington University in St.. Wellesley College.. West Virginia University.. Western Washington University.. Xavier University.. Yale University.. Yee Tung Garment Co.. York University.. Zephyr Graf-X.. Global Forum Convenes Stakeholders to Explore Solutions to Nonpayment of Severance Benefits.. Thursday, October 4, 2012.. On October 23, 2012, at the request of the adidas Group, the Global Forum for Sustainable Supply Chains will convene a multi-stakeholder meeting of companies, international institutions, insurance experts and civil society to discuss the possible creation of a private fund or insurance product that would provide additional coverage to workers affected by factory closures and non–payment of wages and benefits.. The purpose of this meeting is to explore solutions to problems facing workers who do not receive the severance pay and benefits owed by their employers when a factory shuts down.. Read More.. Exploring Childcare in Bangalore s Garment Factories.. Monday, October 1, 2012.. Building upon more than ten years of advocacy by Cividep-India, FLA commissioned this study into the provision and quality of legally mandated childcare in Bangalore’s garment factories.. The study was initiated on a simple premise: that quality childcare is a necessity, not just for the safety and security of the children, but for the stable growth of an industry besieged by heavy labor turnover among women – who constitute the bulk of the workforce.. Kenya s Fierce Sun - an update on the Ethical Fashion Africa Project.. Wednesday, September 5, 2012.. There is a growing number of jobseekers among Kenya's 41 million population, and many are turning to what's known as jua kali (translated as "fierce sun" in Swahili or "informal sector" in English) to earn a living.. Some hand-carve bones in the slums of Kiberia, while others do beadwork in the outskirts of Nairobi.. In 2010, FLA began a special project with the International Trade Centre's (ITC) Ethical Fashion Initiative, which works with marginalized communities of women in Kenya and Uganda to supply income-generating opportunities to assist the groups in reducing poverty.. Fair Labor Association Finds Progress at Apple Supplier Foxconn.. Tuesday, August 21, 2012.. Over 280 action items completed on time or ahead of schedule; 76 more due through July 2013.. Kansas-based Licensees Continuously Improve Compliance Programs.. Tuesday, August 7, 2012.. This is a guest post by Christine Briscoe, manager of FLA’s Category C Licensee Program.. On June 18 -19, I travelled to the Overland Park area in Kansas to visit the headquarter offices of several Category C Licensees to meet staff and learn more about the companies and their labor compliance efforts, and to provide guidance for improvement.. Some of the licensees maintain manufacturing or embellishing processes onsite, so it was a great opportunity to observe the facilities in action.. Here are some highlights:.. The myriad of corporate responsibility requirements, local laws and other labor standards may seem daunting to some factory managers, but industry leaders understand that social compliance is essential to sustainable and profitable business.. Training certificates will be provided to each participant upon successful completion of a training.. FLA Board Places Participating Supplier Hey Tekstil on Special Review.. Tuesday, July 24, 2012.. On July 24, 2012, the Fair Labor Association Board of Directors adopted a resolution to place Participating Supplier Hey Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.. (“Hey Tekstil”) on Special Review.. As outlined in the FLA Charter, an affiliated company may be placed on Special Review if it fails to achieve or maintain compliance with FLA labor standards, and a company’s affiliation status may be terminated if the company does not address the issues prompting Special Review status.. Global Forum supports Brazil s National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor.. Friday, July 20, 2012.. Nestlé advances child labor battle plan.. Tuesday, July 3, 2012.. FLA Highlights Underlying Challenges of Child Labor After Extensive Investigation of Nestlé Cocoa Supply Chain.. Friday, June 29, 2012.. FLA maps complete cocoa sourcing process in Ivory Coast for the first time.. Pages.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. next ›.. last »..

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  • Title: Contact | Fair Labor Association
    Descriptive info: Contact.. Please use the form below or call +1-202-898-1000 to be directed to a member of the FLA staff anywhere in the world.. Media and public affairs inquiries should be directed to.. http://www.. fairlabor.. org/media.. FLA Headquarters.. :.. 1111 19th St.. NW, Suite 401.. Washington, DC 20036.. Phone: +1-202-898-1000.. Fax: +1-202-898-9050.. FLA Europe.. 27 Chemin des Crets-de-Pregny.. CH-1218  ...   Laoshan Road, Pudong New District.. Shanghai, China 200122.. Phone: +86 21 62108212/+86 21 62108243.. Fax: +86 21 62107009.. FLA Turkey.. Cobancesme Sanayi Street, No: 44.. Nish Istanbul Residence, D Building.. 11th Floor, Apartment 132.. Bahcelievler, 34196, Istanbul, Turkey.. Phone: : +90 (212) 603 61 04 pbx.. Fax: +90 (212) 603 61 07.. Your name.. Your e-mail address.. Subject.. Message..

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  • Title: Protecting Workers' Rights Worldwide | Fair Labor Association
    Descriptive info: Protecting Workers Rights Worldwide.. From coffee and electronics to apparel and footwear, most of the products we enjoy and use every day are made by men and women in factories and on farms around the world.. These workers harvest the cotton used to make our shirts, sew buttons and zippers onto our jackets, grow the cocoa our children drink, and make high-tech soles for our running shoes.. Unfortunately, many of them work in deplorable conditions.. FLA's Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Improving Workers' Lives.. The products we buy  ...   be produced fairly and ethically, and brings together three key constituencies - universities, civil society organizations (CSOs) and companies - to find sustainable solutions to systemic labor issues.. Since 1999, FLA has helped improve workers' lives by:.. Holding affiliated companies accountable for implementing FLA’s Code of Conduct across their supply chains.. Conducting external assessments so that consumers can be assured of the integrity of the products they buy.. Creating a space for CSOs to engage with companies and other stakeholders to find viable solutions to labor concerns..

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  • Title: Mission & Charter | Fair Labor Association
    Descriptive info: Our Mission.. The mission of the Fair Labor Association is to combine the efforts of business, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities to promote and protect workers’ rights and to improve working conditions globally through adherence to international standards.. Read more about our work.. FLA Charter.. The FLA Charter outlines the association’s mission, structure and programs.. It includes:.. Participation criteria for Companies;.. Affiliation criteria for Colleges and Universities;.. Accreditation criteria for Independent External Monitors;.. Workplace Code of Conduct; and.. Principles of Monitoring.. Read the FLA Charter below.. Attachments:..

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  • Title: Our Methodology | Fair Labor Association
    Descriptive info: FLA's Sustainable Compliance methodology (SCI) advances workers’ rights by effecting progressive and sustained improvements in employment practices and working conditions.. SCI is designed to move the field of social compliance beyond policing and band-aid fixes.. We have found that the conventional framework for conducting audits is useful for remedying immediate problems in the workplace and has, over time, succeeded in protecting workers from the most  ...   or drive sustainable and progressive improvements in working conditions.. This system of assessment helps improve workers' lives by gauging usual and normal working conditions rather than a snapshot on a particular day; and uncovering root causes of problems and providing systemic, sustainable solutions so that problems are fixed in a lasting way.. Explore the infographic and download the SCI fact sheet below.. SCI Fact Sheet..

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  • Title: Special Projects | Fair Labor Association
    Descriptive info: Traceability: Supply Chain Mapping and Risk Assessment.. Globalization has led to the emergence of low cost, efficient (and perhaps risky) supply chains spanning multiple countries.. Sourcing regions exhibit a wide range of economic, political, social, labor and environmental standards, which – combined with heightened public awareness – means that full traceability of a product and its components is likely to become a consistent demand made by governments, civil society organizations, and consumers.. In response, companies must make supply chain mapping and product tracing a standard business practice.. Read more.. about Traceability: Supply Chain Mapping and Risk Assessment.. ENABLE Project.. The ENABLE Project is an FLA initiative targeted toward the agricultural sector.. Activities include: agricultural monitoring; remediation; capacity building activities; and stakeholder engagement.. The stakeholder engagement component is an ENABLE initiative that seeks input from local and international experts on agricultural monitoring, remediation and capacity building efforts.. These consultations are organized with the overall objective of enhancing the effectiveness and relevance of the work the FLA is undertaking in the agriculture sector.. about ENABLE Project.. PREPARE Project.. The PREPARE project is a "top-down bottom-up" approach to improve the efficacy of worker representation in factories in Bangladesh.. The project, expected to run for 18 months, will employ qualified local trainers who will work directly with individuals at all levels of the factory organization – owners, managers, supervisors, workers, and worker representatives.. The PREPARE project will:.. about PREPARE Project.. HeRmeS-R Project.. The HeRmeS-R project was a two-year initiative (2007-2009) supported by the European Commission under the Leonardo da Vinci program and a grant from the Swiss government.. Eight European partners joined together in a multi-stakeholder collaborative approach to improve the human resource and CSR standards and policies of subcontractors across many industries.. Stakeholders created training programs to equip participants with the knowledge and tools needed to train executive staff.. These programs covered corporate social  ...   and “ethical” manufacturing and sourcing.. While there are a growing number of initiatives certifying the production standards for some of the raw materials, little information is available for labor standards in the rest of the supply chain.. Labor standards are not systematically evaluated in many global supply chains, often meaning that wages and working conditions are pushed downward in a race to the bottom to enable consumers to purchase cut-rate fashion.. about FLA Fashion Project.. Central America Project.. The Central America Project was launched in collaboration with FLA Participating Companies - including adidas Group, Nike, Inc.. , Gildan, Liz Claiborne, and PVH Corp.. - to develop long-lasting mechanisms and tools to produce measurable improvements in workplace conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.. The project primarily focused on the issues of discrimination, harassment and abuse, and freedom of association in the apparel assembly or maquila sector.. about Central America Project.. Jo-In Project.. The Jo-In Project was a collaborative effort of six leading international labor rights and code implementation organizations, including the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), Fair Labor Association (FLA), Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), Social Accountability International (SAI), and Worker Rights Consortium (WRC).. The Jo-In project focused on enhancing collaboration among these organizations to identify best practices in the field of code implementation.. about Jo-In Project.. Cotton Project.. Cotton is a commodity used across the apparel industry - clothing, footwear, headwear, etc.. Concerns in the cotton production sector include child labor, worker health and safety due to the use of pesticides, and other violations of human, labor or environmental rights.. In some countries, state-sanctioned forced child labor is used to pick cotton.. Apparel companies leading the CSR movement need to broaden their focus and examine sourcing of raw materials to make sure that their factories are not using “dirty” cotton, tainted with violations of worker rights.. about Cotton Project..

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  • Title: Labor Standards | Fair Labor Association
    Descriptive info: Companies that join the FLA commit to 10 Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing and agree to upholding the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct throughout their entire supply chain.. The Code of Conduct is based on International Labour Organization (ILO) standards, and seeks to protect the workers who manufacture the clothing, footwear, luggage, jewelry, electronics and other items enjoyed by consumers around the world.. FLA Workplace Code of Conduct.. Preamble.. The FLA Workplace Code of Conduct defines labor standards that aim to achieve decent and humane working conditions.. The Code’s standards are based on International Labor Organization standards and internationally accepted good labor practices.. Companies affiliated with the FLA are expected to comply with all relevant and applicable laws and regulations of the country in which workers are employed and to implement the Workplace Code in their applicable facilities.. When differences or conflicts in standards arise, affiliated companies are expected to apply the highest standard.. The FLA monitors compliance with the Workplace Code by carefully examining adherence to the Compliance Benchmarks and the Principles of Monitoring.. The Compliance Benchmarks identify specific requirements for meeting each Code standard, while the Principles of Monitoring guide the assessment of compliance.. The FLA expects affiliated companies to make improvements when Code standards are not met and to develop sustainable mechanisms to ensure ongoing compliance.. The FLA provides a model of collaboration, accountability, and transparency and serves as a catalyst for positive change in workplace conditions.. As an organization that promotes continuous improvement, the FLA strives to be a global leader in establishing best practices for respectful and ethical treatment of workers, and in promoting sustainable conditions through  ...   the age for completion of compulsory education, whichever is higher.. Employers shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining.. Employers shall provide a safe and healthy workplace setting to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of employers’ facilities.. Employers shall adopt responsible measures to mitigate negative impacts that the workplace has on the environment.. Employers shall not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed.. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours.. Employers shall allow workers at least 24 consecutive hours of rest in every seven-day period.. All overtime work shall be consensual.. Employers shall not request overtime on a regular basis and shall compensate all overtime work at a premium rate.. Other than in exceptional circumstances, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours.. Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week that is sufficient to meet the worker’s basic needs and provide some discretionary income.. Employers shall pay at least the minimum wage or the appropriate prevailing wage, whichever is higher, comply with all legal requirements on wages, and provide any fringe benefits required by law or contract.. Where compensation does not meet workers’ basic needs and provide some discretionary income, each employer shall work with the FLA to take appropriate actions that seek to progressively realize a level of compensation that does.. fla_code_of_conduct.. pdf.. fla_complete_code_and_benchmarks.. 2011_code_enhancements.. fla_principles_of_fair_labor_responsible_sourcing..

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