Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.97
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Boston University
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephen Ellis
Director, Data Analytics
BU 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:

The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and Boston University are each committed to conducting their business affairs in a socially responsible and ethical manner consistent with their respective educational, research, and/or service missions, and to protecting and preserving the global environment. While CLC and Boston University believe that Licensees share this commitment, we have adopted the following Labor Code Standards (the Code) which requires that all Licensees, at a minimum, adhere to the principles set forth in the Code. The purpose of CLC’s Special Agreement Regarding Labor Codes of Conduct (hereafter “Code Agreement”) is to promote consistent and uniform labor code standards by providing a framework for bundling together the labor code requirements of various institutions represented by CLC. The labor code standards establish reasonable hours, working conditions, and pay for workers in factories manufacturing products bearing the marks of collegiate institutions. By signing the Code Agreement, the licensee agrees to adhere to any and all labor code standards set forth by the licensing institution.

Boston University is committed to conducting its business affairs in an ethical and socially responsible manner. As part of that commitment, Boston University is an active member of the Worker Rights Consortium and the Fair Labor Association.

BU became a member of the WRC in 2012.

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