The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has awarded Fanatics Brands, the private label subsidiary of Fanatics, Inc, accreditation for its social compliance program, confirming that it has systems in place to identify and correct unfair labor practices in its global supply chain.
Fanatics Brands manufactures obtains its products from 94 contracted facilities in 17 countries, including three owned and operated factories in Tampa, Florida, Easton, Pennsylvania, and Norman, Oklahoma.
The FLA strives to promote and protect workers' rights and improve working conditions, and its certification process requires businesses to satisfy ILO, UN Guiding Principles, and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development standards and benchmarks. Companies agree to assessments of corporate systems for purchasing and sourcing, as well as frequent reviews of facilities in their global supply chain, as part of the process.
Accreditation signifies that a firm recognizes the impact of its business activities on workplace conditions, has put in place effective measures to avoid workplace abuses, and is committed to correcting any breaches that arise. Accreditation gives socially conscious investors and consumers a solid foundation on which to base their investment and purchase decisions.
The accreditation report on Fanatics Brands’ program included the following: commitment to training, monitoring, workplace standards, responsible purchasing practices, and fair compensation.
Joe Bozich, president of Fanatics Brands, said that on behalf of the entire Fanatics Brands team, they’re incredibly delighted to earn this certification from the Fair Labor Association, one of the industry's most significant and meaningful organizations. They take great pleasure in operating a socially responsible business that respects employees' rights, and they think they have a responsibility and a chance to utilize their business to make a good impact on the people and communities in which they operate.
Sharon Waxman, president, and CEO of the Fair Labor Association., added that Fanatics Brands' accreditation by the Fair Labor Association demonstrates that the company follows the regulations when it comes to preserving the rights of the employees who create its legally licensed sports apparel. Fanatics Brands' FLA accreditation is visible proof of the company's dedication to meeting the world's highest labor standards and to continual development in order to enhance working conditions.
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