Fair Labor Practices

When you support the university's licensed suppliers, you are helping to encourage just and humane working conditions around the world. Washington University in St. Louis is affiliated with two organizations working for just and humane working conditions. Please read below for more information on the Fair Labor Association and the Worker Rights Consortium.

Fair Labor Association (FLA)

WUSTL has been affiliated with the Fair Labor Association since 2000 and has adopted the FLA "Code of Conduct." FLA’s workplace “Code of Conduct” is based on the core labor standards of the International Labor Organization.

"The mission of the FLA is to combine the efforts of industry, civil society organizations, colleges and universities to protect workers' rights and improve working conditions worldwide by promoting adherence to international labor standards."

For more information about the Fair Labor Association, please visit their site.

Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)

WUSTL has been affiliated with the WRC since 2005.

"The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) is an independent labor rights monitoring organization, conducting investigations of working conditions in factories around the globe. Our purpose is to combat sweatshops and protect the rights of workers who sew apparel and make other products sold in the United States."

For more information about the Worker Rights Consotium, please visit their site.