US: Nordstrom private label factories get FLA accreditation
Nordstrom has become the first retailer to have its labour compliance programme accredited by the Fair Labor Association.
The compliance programme for factories making the company's private label apparel was accredited last week after undergoing a 2-3 year implementation period lasting several years.
This extensive performance review is based on independent factory monitoring and verification reports of supplier facilities, and a thorough audit of the required monitoring protocols, training programmes, and auditing systems.
The Fair Labor Association also reaccredited Reebok Footwear's labour compliance programme.
Reaccreditation, which occurs every two years, signifies that labour standards continue to meet FLA requirements.
Reebok Footwear's labour compliance program was the first program to achieve accreditation in 2004 and is now the first program to be reaccredited by the FLA.
The FLA's Workplace Code of Conduct is based on labour standards established by the International Labor Organization. It bans forced labour, child labour, harassment, abuse, and discrimination, and requires that companies promote health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, payment of wages and benefits, and appropriate compensation for overtime.
The labour compliance programs of Adidas, Eddie Bauer, Liz Claiborne, Nike, Phillips-Van Heusen, and Reebok Apparel were accredited in 2005.
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