Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.44
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

The American College of Greece
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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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?:
No

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:

Employment Standards: Suppliers will maintain fair and non-discriminatory work environments where all employees are treated with respect and dignity and in a manner that comports not only with workplace
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practices mandated by the laws, but also with ACG’s commitment to the highest ethical standards in all aspects of its educational mission and business practices, including employment.
Occupational Health and Safety Practices: All suppliers to The American College of Greece are expected to provide their employees with a safe and healthy working environment in order to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with, or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of the supplier. Suppliers shall, among other things, provide:
 Occupational health and safety training
 A system for injury and illness reporting
 Medical treatment and/or compensation to injured/ill workers arising as a result of working for supplier
 Machine safeguarding and other protective measures to prevent injuries/illnesses to workers
 Clean and safe facilities
Labor Practices: All suppliers to The American College of Greece are expected to adopt sound labor practices and treat their workers fairly in accordance with local laws and regulations. In addition, suppliers must comply with the following standards:
 Freely Chosen Employment - Suppliers shall not use any forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor, bonded labor or otherwise
 No Child Labor - Suppliers shall comply with local minimum working age laws and requirements and not employ child labor
 Minimum Wages and state contributions - Suppliers shall provide wages and pay state contributions for regular and overtime work and benefits that meet or exceed legal requirements.
 Working Hours - Suppliers shall not require workers to work more than the maximum hours of daily labor set by local laws.
 No Harsh, Inhumane Treatment or Abuse - Suppliers shall treat each employee with dignity and respect. In no event shall Supplier's workers be subject to threats of violence, physical punishment, confinement or other form of physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.
 No Discrimination - Suppliers shall not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, physical disability, national origin, creed or any other basis prohibited by law.
 Freedom of Association - Suppliers shall recognize and respect the rights of its workers to organize in labor unions in accordance with local labor laws and established practices.
Protection and Proper Use of ACG Assets: Suppliers should protect the ACG’s assets and ensure their proper and efficient use. Theft, carelessness, and waste have a direct impact on the institution’s operations. Any suspected incident of fraud or theft should be immediately reported for investigation. The obligation of Suppliers to protect the institution’s assets includes, but is not limited to, its proprietary information. Proprietary information includes intellectual property such as patents, trademarks/logos and copyrights, as well as business plans, databases, records, employment information, and any unpublished financial data and reports. Unauthorized use or distribution of this information violates institution policy and may also be illegal and result in criminal and/or civil liability.
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Compliance with Laws, Rules, and Regulations: Obeying the law, both in letter and in spirit, is the foundation on which the ACG’s ethical standards are built. In conducting business with the institution, Suppliers must comply with applicable laws, rules, and regulations at all levels of government in the and in any other jurisdiction in which Supplier does business.
Monitoring and Compliance: All suppliers to The American College of Greece must conduct audits and inspections to insure their compliance with this Supplier Code of Conduct and applicable legal requirements. If a supplier identifies areas of non-compliance, the supplier agrees to notify the Purchasing Services Department as to its plans to remedy any such non-compliance. The institution or its representatives may engage in monitoring activities to confirm Supplier's compliance to this Supplier Code of Conduct, including on-site inspections of facilities, use of questionnaires, review of publicly available information, or other measures necessary to assess supplier's performance. Any ACG supplier or institution employee that becomes aware of violations of this policy is obligated to notify the Purchasing Services Department. Based on the assessment of information made available to the institution, ACG reserves the right (in addition to all other legal and contractual rights) to disqualify any potential supplier or terminate any relationship with any current supplier found to be in violation of this Supplier Code of Conduct without liability to the institution.


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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