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123 firms in US sign commitment to responsible recruitment

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Oct '18
123 firms in US sign commitment to responsible recruitment
A hundred and twenty three apparel and footwear firms in the United States signed the new ‘AAFA/FLA Apparel & Footwear Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment’, reflecting the industry’s obligation to fair treatment of workers in the global supply chain. It was developed by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the Fair Labour Association (FLA).

The commitment is a proactive industry effort to address potential forced labour risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain, according to an AAFA press release.

Each signatory commits to working with its partners to create conditions where no worker pays for their job; where workers retain control of their travel documents and have full freedom of movement; and workers are informed of the basic terms of their employment before joining the workforce.

The signing companies also agree to work to ‘seriously and effectively’ implement these practices, to incorporate the commitment into their social compliance standards by December 31 next year, and to periodically report the company’s actions through sustainability and modern slavery legal disclosures.

“Far too often, forced labour begins even before a worker shows up at a factory. It starts with recruitment practices that require migrant workers to pay an exorbitant amount of money just to secure a decent job in a foreign country,” said FLA president and CEO Sharon Waxman.

FLA, a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities and civil society organizations, creates lasting solutions to abusive labour practices. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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