Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.14
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date July 10, 2023

STARS v2.2

California Polytechnic State University
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Sasha Palazzo
Marketing Project Manager | Trademark Licensing
University Marketing | Creative Services
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Is the institution a member of the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)?:

Is the institution currently a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA)? :

Is the institution currently a member of an equivalent independent monitoring and verification organization approved by AASHE?:

A brief description of the independent monitoring and verification organization:

Has the institution adopted a labor rights code of conduct in its licensing agreements with the licensees who produce its logo apparel?:

A copy of the labor rights code of conduct for licensees:
The labor rights code of conduct for licensees:

The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC)
With Rights Comes Responsibility

CLC is committed to supporting the efforts of our partner institutions and licensees to source goods and manufacture collegiate licensed merchandise in an ethical fashion with an emphasis on the workers and communities involved.

Corporate Responsibility (CR) represents a set of standards that universities require of their licensees to respect workplace rights and conditions at both a licensee’s own operations and throughout those of their supply chains. As a licensee, your company is responsible for the action or in-action of all manufacturers and suppliers throughout its supply chain, including third-party vendor/suppliers or authorized manufacturers.

A company’s current and ongoing commitment to and execution of CR standards throughout its supply chain is considered by many universities to be an essential part of the licensing approval and renewal process. If approved for a license, your company will be required to demonstrate its commitment and capacities for ensuring that your products are manufactured under safe, healthy, and fair conditions wherever these operations occur, as is outlined in the CLC License Agreement.

As part of your agreement, you will be required to disclose your supply chain (manufacturers, finishers, materials providers, etc., including locations and other company information) and maintain those disclosures to ensure supply chain transparency.

Additionally, your company may be required to sign and commit to implementing university-specific Labor Codes of Conduct based on the individual institution or supply additional CR-related information as a basis of licensure or renewal. Many institutions also require licensees to affiliate or align with third-party, nonprofit labor rights organizations or global agreements, including but not limited to, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, the Fair Labor Association, and the Worker Rights Consortium.

For more information on the standards required by CLC’s Code of Conduct, please download the CR document below.

Website URL where information about the institution’s trademark licensing initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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