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1 © Fair Labor Association. All rights reserved. Fair Labor Association nd Street, NW - Washington, DC FLA Fair Labor Association Presentation for Conference: Labor Standards in Development Finance: Recent Breakthroughs April 19, 2006

2 FLAs Origins Apparel Industry Partnership, 1996 Founded in 1999 Non-profit Multi-stakeholder initiative FLA Beginnings

3 FLAs Mission To improve working conditions and protect workers rights worldwide To promote adherence to international labor standards through collaborative efforts with industry, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities. FLA Mission

4 FLAs Multi-Stakeholder Framework Tripartite structure –Civil Society Organizations –Colleges and Universities –Companies and Collegiate Licensees Multi-Stakeholder

5 FLA Process Implement FLA Program; adopt code of conduct Conduct internal monitoring and remediate FLA unannounced independent external monitoring and remediation Public reporting/transparency Annual FLA assessment Accreditation (and re-accreditation) FLA Today

6 FLAs Monitoring 1.0: Original Concept (2001) –Workplace Code of Conduct –Participating companies arrange for internal and external monitoring of their supply chain FLA Beginnings

7 FLAs Monitoring 2.0: More Credible Monitoring of Labor Conditions (2002 – 2005) –Unannounced independent external monitoring arranged by the FLA –Transparent reporting on external monitoring events, including remediation –Strengthened accreditation and training of monitors FLA Beginnings

8 FLAs Monitoring 3.0: Sustainable Compliance (2006-) –Stakeholder forums define compliance issues and remedial strategies –Assessment of root causes of noncompliance –Building capacity of factories to comply with FLA Code –Combined capacity building programs to address entrenched noncompliance issues –Impact assessments of remedial efforts FLA Today

9 FLA Special Projects Projects seek to build capacity and address systemic noncompliances at their root. –Sustainable Compliance Project –Central America Project (CAmP) –Joint Initiative on Corporate Accountability and Workers Rights (Jo- In) FLA Program

10 More Information on the FLA To learn more about the FLA:


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