Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
PAE-25: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Lydia Vandenbergh
Assoc. Dir. Employee Engagement & Education
Sustainability Institute
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Is the institution a member of the Worker Rights Consortium?:
Yes

Is the institution a member of the Fair Labor Association? :
Yes

Has the institution expressed intention to participate in the Designated Suppliers Program? :
No

The website URL where information about the institution’s participation in the WRC, FLA, and/or DSP is available:
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Penn State decided not to participate in the Designated Suppliers Program because it is not actually a Program and the U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether it violates the Fair Trade laws. It has been submitted twice to the U.S. Department of Justice for review.

Penn State has participated with the Knights Apparel initiative to pay fair wages. For a full report on the initiative, see the following Collegian article: http://www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2010/09/02/psu_supports_workers_rights_efforts_at_knights.aspx

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