The Fair Labor Association Want You

Well, they do, if you reckon you'd make a decent Sustainable Compliance Program Manager, all set to implement their new "sustainable compliance methodology for improving factory conditions around the world." Sounds like you'll be catching up with stakeholders at home and abroad, with China and Thailand being your initial focus. But move quick, because applications close 5 March 2007. The Fair Labor Association works with 20 leading brand-name companies, as well as 190, or so, Universities and colleges to ensure that the labour practices of their contractors comply with international labour standards. The companies the FLA monitors factories for are adidas AG (including Reebok), Asics, Eddie Bauer, Drew Pearson Marketing, GEAR for Sports, Gildan Activewear, H&M;, Liz Claiborne, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), New Era Cap, Nordstrom, Nike, Outdoor Cap, Patagonia, Phillips-Van Heusen, PUMA, Reebok, Top of the World, Twins Enterprise, and Zephyr Graf-X. Apparently they work more than 3500 factories in 76 countries, with resulting sales totalling $30 billion. The FLA say their initiative is "designed to complement international and national efforts to promote respect for labor rights." ::Fair Labor Association.

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