Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.11
Liaison Jean-Michel Champagne
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

HEC Montréal
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jean-Michel Champagne
Sustainable Development Officer
Infrastructure - Sustainability Office
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Is the institution a member of the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)?:
No

Is the institution currently a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA)? :
No

Is the institution currently a member of an equivalent independent monitoring and verification organization approved by AASHE?:
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A brief description of the independent monitoring and verification organization:
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Has the institution adopted a labor rights code of conduct in its licensing agreements with the licensees who produce its logo apparel?:
Yes

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

HEC Montréal licensed products are commercialized exclusively by one organization, COOP HEC Montréal. The exclusivity agreement between HEC Montréal and COOP HEC Montréal for trademark licensing, just like any other element of the relationship, is based on cooperation between the two organizations rather than a set of given rules. This collaboration allowed the two organizations to review the apparel offering and ensure only the best supplier are kept. Also, part of this agreement, any group within the school (students or employees) who want to order clothing with HEC’s logo and name must make a request to our graphic studio, who will ask the COOP to have the selected design printed by one of their selected suppliers. This reduces the chance that groups use non-approved suppliers for clothing bearing HEC’s trademark.
While the COOP can make a benefit selling apparel using HEC's trademarks and is free to choose its supplier and conduct its marketing, the COOP purchasing team only ethical (members of FLA) or local eco-friendly small business for its supply. They also work in collaboration with the HEC Montréal sustainability office to ensure only the best suppliers are selected. Even for more generic lower-end clothing, like t-shirts, COOP HEC Montréal uses Gildan, a Montréal-based company that is known for its efficient production lines. Gildan do ranks as a leader amongst FLA participants.
Actual apparel suppliers are :
60% - Gildan (a Montréal-based business)
30% - Unique Wool (a local business)
10% - Attraction Initial/Ethica (a local business)
COOP HEC Montréal is at the service of the community, and profit made from selling clothing is used to offer services to students and are reinvested in the local community.


Website URL where information about the institution’s trademark licensing initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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