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Workers Worldwide

We work hard to protect the rights of workers around the world. The clothing we make, the clothing you buy, is made within decent and humane working conditions thanks to the Fair Labor Association, our dedicated team, and socially responsible companies, organizations, and universities committed to protecting workers throughout our supply chains.
Why is the Fair Labor Association Essential to C4PC?
Collaborative Approach
Together, civil society organizations, universities, and socially responsible companies will find effective solutions to labor issues.

Innovative & Sustainable Strategies
FLA provides the resources and support to help companies improve compliance systems

Transparent & Independent Assessments
FLA conducts independent assessments to advocate for accountability and transparency
Our Code of Conduct & Partnership with the FLA
Our code of conduct outlines a commitment to measure and maintain workplace standards through engagement with civil society. It is built based on the standards of the Fair Labor Association and the International Labor Organization. This code of conduct, the FLA, and the ILO help us select the best factory partners with a shared commitment to the agreed upon standards and policies, while helping us determine if they are adhering to this code of conduct in all areas of the business and supply chain at prAna.
“We are committed to maintaining workplace standards and safe working conditions within our supply chain that are aligned with our code of conduct. We know collaborative efforts will produce better results, therefore we are committed to working with the FLA and Civil Society Organizations, to achieve this goal. With this commitment in mind, we prioritize sourcing with like-minded factory partners that are willing to meet our standards.”
RUSS HOPCUS, prAna President
What is the FLA?
The FLA is a collaborative effort of universities, civil society organizations, and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers’ rights around the world. With the help of the FLA, prAna is committed to protecting human rights and improving the wellbeing and working conditions for workers in our supply chain.

The FLA provides transparency and accountability into our internal program, and provides an independent channel to solve egregious labor rights violations rapidly as a collective industry.
What is prAna’s role in the agreement with the FLA?
The area of social responsibility is incredibly complex and no brand alone can address problematic issues such as lack of law, or enforcement, or cultural behaviors and practices around the world.

prAna’s social compliance program goes beyond just compliance within our factories. We know we play a part in this as well, which is why we have a responsible purchasing policy that helps us mitigate and avoid compliance problems for our factory partners.

prAna joined the FLA in 2010 to ensure our brand’s social compliance program is at the forefront of best practices in human and labor rights in our supply chain. This allowed us to tap into the people and resources that have been working on issues of labor and human rights directly. It also gave us a new group of like-minded partners to collaborate with, so that moving forward we could be more successful in our efforts to improve the working conditions in the factories where our products are made.

In February 2015, the FLA accredited prAna’s social compliance program after a careful review and verification to ensure our efforts are aligned with our commitment to workers’ rights.

This accreditation means our program meets the FLAs principles of fair labor & responsible sourcing and has been fully vetted by a third party.
What prAna & the FLA do?
We seek business partners who adopt a proactive and integrated approach to social and environmental responsibility. Our partnership with the FLA and the ILO ensures all factories we partner with operate their businesses in alignment with our code of conduct. We will not start working with a new vendor if they do not share our values and adhere to our Code of Conduct, because adherence to our Code of Conduct directly impacts our sourcing strategy.

We have a dedicated team that works with our supply chain to maintain and continue meeting our code of conduct. This team, along with our factory partners and the FLA, helps prAna conduct audits and manage remediation against our code of conduct. These audit results are part of sourcing direction, both positive and negative, to ensure we continue to stay connected to our supply chain and the implementation of our code of conduct.
How does prAna ensure implementation & adherence of FLA standards?
prAna’s Sustainability Team works with our supply chain to ensure our factories are meeting our standard. We conduct regular audits at our factory partners to benchmark the current environment against the standards defined in our Code of Conduct. Once the results of the audit are received, prAna’s dedicated team works with the factory on long-term remediation to address any concerns and create a better future for all partners and workers

Our sustainability team also provides training to our suppliers to help them build successful compliance programs at their factories focused on management systems and root cause analysis. We do this through prAna in person trainings, 3rd party trainings, and our Fair Trade program.

We are committed to providing workers with confidential channels to ensure they are able to share any grievances directly with the factory management, with the prAna sustainability team, and when cases involve factories that are Fair Trade certified, with the Fair Trade Committee or Fair Trade Team.

prAna’s Sustainability Team reports directly to our Brand President who is committed to protecting human rights and improving the wellbeing and working conditions for workers in our supply chain.
How prAna partners with Civil Society Organizations?
We know we can’t do this alone, which is why it’s important to work closely with civil society organizations (CSOs) to gain a deeper understanding of the hardships workers encounter in the communities we manufacture our clothing in. By engaging with CSOs, we are able to get a general understanding of the local, regional, national, and global influences on the working conditions and economic climate of these areas.

This information helps us to support the workers in our supply chain on a deeper level than just standard audits.
Preserving Human Rights is Everyone’s Responsibility
The best way to start the conversation about the company or brand you choose to buy from is by asking questions. Where does this shirt come from? Where was this cotton grown? Is the factory where this shirt was made safe? Are the workers paid a fair wage?

Start by asking these questions, and you will help inspire prAna and other socially responsible brands to continue fighting for workers’ rights and safety throughout the global supply chain.
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