Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.66
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Auburn University
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Jennifer Blackmon
Director, Trademark Mgmt & Licensing
Trademark & Licensing
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Is the institution a member of the Fair Labor Association? :

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Auburn University supports the mission and goals of the Workers Rights Consortium and the Fair Labor Association and follows their guidelines, but is not a member of either organization.

Auburn University is committed to managing its licensing program in a socially responsible and ethical manner consistent with our educational, research and service missions, and to protecting and preserving the global environment. Auburn requires that its licensees ensure licensed product is produced in fair working conditions and challenges them to be environmentally responsible throughout its supply chain. We require that all licensees disclose factory locations where AU product is produced.
Auburn University's Sustainability Policy declares sustainability to be a core institutional value and defines sustainability as "Meeting human needs now and in the future, in a fair, just and equitable way, while protecting and maintaining healthy ecosystems in perpetuity." Nature, the Economy, Society, and individual Wellbeing are all aspects of a sustainable and flourishing world. Auburn's workplace code of conduct is an important component of Auburn's sustainability program.
As we consider corporate social responsibility, we are challenged by The Auburn Creed which is more than words on a page to Auburn people. The Creed in itself is a code of conduct. It is a code that challenges us to touch the lives of other people and to act justly toward them personally and toward the environment in which they live. Auburn University expects its licensees to share this commitment and requires all licensees, at a minimum, adhere to the principles set forth in the code of conduct agreement.

Phase two of our program will include proactive efforts to affirm the corporate responsibility, including fair labor, of our licensees and their suppliers.

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