Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Abraham (Avi) Henn
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Matthew Muchna
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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:

As part of our NAU licensing application, potential and current licensees are required to report whether or not they are registered and active with the FLA, through our licensing partner the Collegiate Licensing Company. On top of disclosing this information, we have adopted the CLC Labor Rights Code of Conduct, which I have attached to this e-mail for your review.

I’m happy to report that of our current 145 licensees:

- 135 are registered and active with the FLA (93%)
- 6 are not registered with the FLA, but have agreed to our Labor Code of Conduct through CLC (4%)
- 4 are exempt from registering with the FLA, but have agreed to our Labor Code of Conduct through CLC (3%)

A handful of our licensee partners have taken additional steps in their sustainability efforts, which I’ve highlighted below:

- LakeShirts / Blue84 – recently accredited by the FLA: https://www.blue84.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lakeshirts_accreditation_report_compressed.pdf

- Colosseum Athletics – provides a quarterly newsletter discussing Fair Labor practices, including information on regular site visits to where product is produced: http://www.colosseumusa.com/collegiate/about-us/

- L2 Brands – developed a line of products, Repreve, made out of recycled plastic bottles, which we are working to get in the Bookstore: https://league-legacy.com/pages/repreve

- Herff Jones – Herff Jones has also commited to using a reprieve fabric that is made of recycled plastic bottles to produce the polyester content for their gowns: https://www.herffjones.com/about/community-involvement/sustainability/


Has the institution adopted a labor rights code of conduct in its licensing agreements with the licensees who produce its logo apparel?:
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A copy of the labor rights code of conduct for licensees:
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The labor rights code of conduct for licensees:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s trademark licensing initiatives is available:
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