Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.93
Liaison Jim Dees
Submission Date April 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Appalachian State University
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sierra Milosh
Data Analysis
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution a member of the Worker Rights Consortium?:

Is the institution a member of the Fair Labor Association? :

A brief description of the institution’s WRC or FLA membership, including the year membership was last established or renewed:

Appalachian State University is an official member of the Workers Rights Consortium as of mid-to-late 2016. http://www.workersrights.org/about/as.asp

ASU was originally a member of the Fair Labor Association but switched a few years ago.

Additionally, Appalachian uses Learfield Licensing Partners (LLP) as its primary licensing agent. The LLP is responsible for enforcing the mission of the Fair Labor Association. Details can be found in the "notes" section of this credit.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

LLP holds a seat on the Fair Labor Associations University Advisory Council and Executive Committee, as well as regularly attending meetings, seminars and industry events covering anti-sweatshop considerations. LLP has also visited several of its client's campuses to participate in educational meetings with students and staff regarding this issue, and has addressed numerous on and off-campus interest groups.

LLP requires all active licensees to describe detailed information regarding manufacturing locations used to produce licensed merchandise. Manufacturers applying for a license are required to disclose the information during the application process. Minimally, LLP requires each licensee to adhere to the code set forth by the Fair Labor Association (FLA).

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