Social Responsibility

factory picture

As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that all Michigan State University-licensed products are made in socially compliant factories and that all workers are treated fairly, we are members of both the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC). Our minimum and a non-negotiable requirement are that all Michigan State standard licensees seek and receive membership in the FLA and adhere to its code of conduct.

Companies that join the FLA commit to 10 Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing (and/or production) and agree to uphold the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct in their supply chain. The code of conduct is based on International Labour Organization (ILO) standards and seeks to protect the workers who manufacture the clothing, footwear, electronics, agricultural products and other items enjoyed by consumers around the world.

*picture taken from Vietnam factory visit, 2017