Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Chris O'Brien
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have and act on a vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy that sets expectations about the social and environmental responsibility of vendors with whom the institution does business?:
Yes

The website URL where the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy is posted :
A copy of the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy:
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A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure the code is followed, including a brief description of instances when vendor code of conduct has changed purchasing behavior within the last five years, if applicable:

American University has been affiliated with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) since November 2000, in an effort to take a socially responsible stand on sweatshops and child labor. Both organizations collaborate with workers, non-governmental organizations, and other colleges and universities to improve the conditions of workers producing collegiate apparel by using the leverage of licensing agreements.

AU’s affiliations with the FLA and WRC require the university’s licensees and/or sourcing companies to meet a code of conduct that is consistent with FLA and WRC codes.


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