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Fair Labor Association - Factory and Farm monitoring reports

Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a collaborative effort of universities, civil society organizations, and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers’ rights around the world. FLA places the onus on companies to voluntarily meet internationally recognized labor standards wherever their products are made.

FLA holds affiliated companies accountable for enforcement of its Workplace Code of Conduct in the factories, farms and facilities they use. The FLA annual workplace monitoring program evaluates factories and farms against the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct, which consists of 9 elements and a total of 162 benchmarks. Tier-one facilities are assessed by FLA-accredited monitors, with FLA staff following up with companies on remediation. Since 2002, FLA has conducted more than 1,500 unannounced factory visits throughout the supply chains of company affiliates. Factory and farm assessment information is publicly disclosed after the brand or supplier has had 60 days to provide an action plan to address assessment findings.

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# and type of entity140Factories
FrequencyAd hoc
# of metrics disclosed162
# of data points gathered per entity162
Year of first public disclosure2002
Data collection methodPrimary field research
Data verification methodOn-Site 3rd Party Verification
Themes evaluatedAlignment with the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct, Building and fire safety, Child labor, Data analysis, Electrical safety, Employment policy and promotion, Employment security, Engagement with civil society, Forced labor, Freedom of association / collective bargaining / industrial relations, Labor administration and inspection, Maternity protection, Non-discrimination/rights protection for: indigenous and tribal peoples, Non-discrimination/rights protection for: migrant workers, Non-discrimination/rights protection for: workers with HIV and AIDS, Occupational health and safety, Protection of children and young persons, Purchasing practices, Regulatory framework and enforcement, Remediation, Social policy, Social security, Staff and worker training, Supply chain monitoring, Transparency, Tripartite consultation, Vocational guidance and training, Wages, Working time
Vehicle for disclosurePDF
Cost to accessFree
Intended users of the DisclosureWorkers in factories, Factories and/or suppliers, Brands and retailers, Unions, Governments, Consumers, Investors, NGOs and civil society, Universities