| 27 October 2018

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.



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