by Apparel Resources News-Desk
19-March-2019 | 3 mins read
The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has recently accredited US sportswear brand Under Armour’s social compliance programme in a move that confirms that the brand has implemented strong policies and practices in place so as to set goals, monitor and remediate problems to improve working conditions for the workers within its global supply chain.
FLA works to promote and protect the rights of the workers and improve the workplace conditions . Their accreditation process is a multi-year examination of a company’s labour compliance programme. It is the only organization to which brands and suppliers commit to meeting the standards of transparency, regular review and assessment of corporate systems that support worker’s rights.
“We are proud to have been recognized by the FLA for this significant sustainability milestone. The FLA’s multi-stakeholder composition which includes civil society, university and business members that hold brands and suppliers accountable for their labour compliance performance is a holistic approach that empowers our goal of becoming a more operationally excellent company.” – Patrik Frisk, President and COO, Under Armour
Earlier too, Under Armour published a factory list representing 90 per cent of its production volume including licensee factories that produce collegiate products.
Sharon Waxman, FLA President and CEO praised Under Armour’s commitment to embedding international labour standards and best practices into its global sourcing operations.
“The people who make the products for Under Armour deserves to be treated with dignity, respect and fairness. FLA’s rigorous accreditation programme involves human rights principles and achieving this accreditation is an important and meaningful milestone that Under Armour has earned in order to improve the working conditions for workers in its supply chain.” – Sharon Waxman, President and CEO, FLA
Moreover, the sportswear brand was also applauded for its continuous engagement with the civil society and union representatives in key sourcing regions including East Asia, Southeast Asia and Central America.
“We believe that our FLA Affiliation will continue to make the conditions for workers in the global supply chain, and Under Armour, better. We see this association as a way to demonstrate our commitment and impact to key stakeholders including the people who make and buy our products,” said, Michael Levine, Vice president of Sustainability, Under Armour.
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