Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.39
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Berkeley
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mikayla Tran
SDG & OS Engagement Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution a member of the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)?:
Yes

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

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:
The labor rights code of conduct for licensees:

It is the policy of the University of California (UC or University) that goods bearing the names of the University or its campuses, abbreviations of these names, logos, mascots, seals, or other trademarks owned by UC must be produced under fair, safe, and humane working conditions. Thus, all goods bearing UC Trademarks, regardless of enduse – including retail and promotional items, gifts, uniforms, or other uses – must be produced or otherwise sourced only through companies authorized, by virtue of a licensing or other agreement, to place UC trademarks onto products (e.g., apparel, school supplies, toys, and promotional goods). It is the responsibility of all UC employees and students ordering goods bearing UC’s name, logos or other UC-owned trademarks (including names of University departments) to use only authorized Licensees that have expressly agreed to adhere to this policy. Licensees must agree to the standards set forth in this policy throughout their supply chain and must responsibly manage a transparent supply chain.


Website URL where information about the institution’s trademark licensing initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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UC Berkeley is a current member of WRC as of March 29, 2021: https://www.workersrights.org/affiliates/affiliate-institutions/

UC Berkeley is a current member of FLA in 2021: https://www.fairlabor.org/affiliates/colleges-universities?page=7

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UC Berkeley hosts its own website on sustainable licensing: https://bcbp.berkeley.edu/social-sustainability. And UC Berkeley has a contracting guideline document that includes code of conduct practices and processes: https://bcbp.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/Contracts%20Guide_Final%205-13-15.pdf

Additional information can be found here: University of California Code of Conduct for Trademark Licensees - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3000130/CodeTrademarkLicensees

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