Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.35
Liaison Mo Lovegreen
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Santa Barbara
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jewel Snavely
Campus Sustainability Coordinator, TGIF Grants Manager
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Is the institution a member of the Worker Rights Consortium?:
Yes

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

A brief description of the institution’s WRC or FLA membership, including the year membership was last established or renewed:

For listing of UCSB's membership in the Worker Rights Consortium, see http://www.workersrights.org/about/as.asp

For listing of UCSB's membership in the Fair Labor Association, see http://www.fairlabor.org/affiliates?page=16


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

For listing of UCSB's membership in the Worker Rights Consortium, see http://www.workersrights.org/about/as.asp

For listing of UCSB's membership in the Fair Labor Association, see http://www.fairlabor.org/affiliates?page=16

For listing of UCSB's membership in the WRC's Designated Suppliers Program, see http://www.workersrights.org/about/as.asp

UC Supports Work Standards
The University of California intends to join the Fair Labor Association while continuing its membership in the Worker Rights Consortium, two organizations that maintain oversight of working conditions for the manufacture of various products, announced the Office of the President. See: http://www.ucop.edu/news/archives/2002/jan10art1.htm
The action is part of UC's ongoing effort to improve labor practices in companies that produce consumer products bearing the University's logos and trademarks, said Joseph P. Mullinix, UC senior vice president for business and finance. The University has licenses with more than 200 companies, including Adidas, Gear for Sports, Jansport, and Nike.
Since August 1998, UC has followed a code of conduct for trademark licensees that manufacture consumer products bearing University logos and trademarks. The code specifies for University licensees and contractors minimum workplace standards and practices related to legal compliance, ethical practices, and employment standards. In January 2000, the University strengthened its code as a result of suggestions from an advisory group of faculty, students, and administrators.
A copy of the UC code of conduct is available at http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/coordrev/policy/1-05-00code.pdf.
"Assuring compliance with our code requires open and honest dialog with manufacturers and workers, and a system of monitoring workplace conditions," Mullinix said. "Currently, there is no fully developed monitoring program on which the University can rely to assure licensee compliance with the code.
"However," he added, "the University is committed to work energetically towards a system that provides an assurance that compliance is being achieved….The University is looking forward to working with both the Worker Rights Consortium and Fair Labor Association on these important issues," said Mullinix.

Two additional useful links:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3000130/CodeTrademarkLicensees

http://www.policy.ucsb.edu/policies/logo/

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.