Our Sustainability Partners
AAFA is a national trade association that works on behalf of the apparel and footwear industry on public policy. It enables a collaborative forum to promote best practices and innovation in the areas of global trade, social responsibility, sustainability, product safety, intellectual property, and government procurement issues for the continued success and growth of the apparel and footwear industry. Fruit of the Loom has been a member since 2016.
The Accord is an independent agreement designed to make all garment factories in Bangladesh safe workplaces. It includes independent safety inspections at factories and public reporting of the results of these inspections. Where safety issues are identified, retailers commit to ensuring that repairs are carried out, that sufficient funds are made available to do so, and that workers at these factories continue to be paid a salary. The Accord is a legally binding agreement. Fruit of the Loom joined the Accord in December 2013.
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety was founded by a group of North American apparel companies and retailers and brands who have joined together to develop and launch the Bangladesh Worker Safety Initiative, a binding, five-year undertaking that will be transparent, results-oriented, measurable and verifiable with the intent of improving safety in Bangladeshi ready-made garment (RMG) factories. Collectively, these Alliance members represent the overwhelming majority of North American imports of RMG from Bangladesh. Fruit of the Loom joined the Alliance in September 2013.
Fundación Empresarial para la Acción Social
To promote the economic and social development of El Salvador, Fundemas works to strengthen the private sector’s commitment to philanthropy and social responsibility and to support entrepreneurial initiatives. As the largest private employer in the country, Fruit is an active member and supporter of the organization.
A partnership between the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Better Work unites the expertise of the ILO in labor standards with the IFC private sector development experience. The goal of Better Work is to bring together local enterprises, international buyers, governments, and workers’ and employers’ organizations to improve labor standards and competitiveness in global supply chains. Fruit has engaged with Better Work to work with factories in Haiti.
Fundación Hondureña de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial
A membership-based organization, FUNDAHRSE’s mission is to promote socially responsible enterprises in Honduras. Fruit has been awarded the FUNDAHRSE RSE Seal, recognizing our long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility in the country.
The FLA is a multi-stakeholder, nonprofit organization made up of universities, civil society organizations, and companies that have joined to protect workers' rights and improve working conditions. Our company has been a member of the FLA since 2002 and an accredited Participating Company since 2011.