What steps does Yale take to ensure that Yale merchandise is produced in fair and humane working conditions?

Yale is committed to working to achieve fair and humane working conditions for all involved in the manufacture of its licensed goods. We believe that the most effective approach requires a rational system for gathering and analyzing facts about the industry and using this information to realize the goal of improved working conditions. Yale was a leader in the formation of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and continues to work closely with the FLA. Yale sponsors internships and other opportunities for students to participate in this process. Licensees are required to adopt the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct and to comply with FLA requirements.

In specific cases, Yale may elect to issue a license to a vendor who can demonstrate compliance with standards that meet or exceed those of the FLA.