The Footwear Production Code of Conduct was developed to establish a common, baseline, code to help drive uniformity within the footwear industry

The 'Footwear Production Code of Conduct' was developed to establish a common, baseline, code to help drive uniformity within the footwear industry

A new footwear production code of conduct has been released with the aim of setting new ground rules and enhancing compliance at footwear factories worldwide.

The guidelines, developed by the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA), was developed to establish a common, baseline, code to help drive uniformity within the footwear industry and enhance operations across the global footwear supply chain.

The code will address issues ranging from working hours and overtime to structural safety and transparency.

"This code will help all footwear companies, large and small, establish key uniform standards for all of their suppliers, all around the world," said Greg Tunney, chairman of FDRA. "This will help us create clear lines of communication and push compliance-troubled factories to conform or risk their business shutting down."