Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.87
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Andrew Schoppenhorst
Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution a member of the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)?:

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

Is the institution currently a member of an equivalent independent monitoring and verification organization approved by AASHE?:

A brief description of the independent monitoring and verification organization:

Has the institution adopted a labor rights code of conduct in its licensing agreements with the licensees who produce its logo apparel?:

A copy of the labor rights code of conduct for licensees:
The labor rights code of conduct for licensees:
SCHEDULE A-1: CODE OF CONDUCT: University of Georgia ("University") GENERAL University conducts its business affairs in a socially responsible and ethical manner consistent with its educational mission, as well as with the goal of preserving the environment. University desires to ensure that its partners utilize best practices for the respectful and ethical treatment of workers and in promoting sustainable conditions within which such workers may earn fair wages in a safe and healthy work environment. As such, University has adopted the following Code of Conduct (the "Code") that requires Licensee to comply with the principles set forth in the Code at a minimum. Licensee will further ensure compliance with this Code by the factories, contractors, manufacturers, vendors, or any other component suppliers that produce, assemble or package Licensed Consumer Products (each a "Disclosed Factory"). Licensee and its Disclosed Factories will comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country of manufacture. Where there are conflicts or differences among these standards, the higher standard shall prevail. In countries where law or practice conflicts with these Code standards, Licensee agrees to take effective steps,in consultation with University or its designee(s), to achieve the maximum possible compliance with the standards. ADHERENCE TO CODE/RIGHT TO INSPECTION As a condition of being permitted to produce and/or sell Licensed Consumer Products bearing the Licensed IP of the University, Licensee must comply with this Code and ensure that each Disclosed Factory is fully informed of the Code and notifies its employees of it. The Code will be adhered to by Licensee and each Disclosed Factory, and the employees, officers and managers of the respective entities at all times. University and Fermata will have full access and opportunity to ensurecompliance with the Code by Licensee and any Disclosed Factory at any time, including via onsite inspections by University or accredited external monitors. Licensee shall comply with the monitoring requirements adopted by the University, including, but not limited to, meeting or exceeding the requirements of the workplace codes and guidelines of the Fair Labor Association ("FLA") and/or the Worker Rights Consortium ("WRC"). Licensee shall disclose to University or its designee the location, contact information, website URL, list of products manufactured, and the nature of the business relationship for each Disclosed Factory used in the production of all items which bear University's Licensed Intellectual Property. Licensees will ensure that each Disclosed Factory, on a regular basis, provides written certification that it is meeting the standards and provides the disclosed information in a format requested by the University or its designee (e.g. via electronic questionnaire). Licensee is fully responsible for updatingany changes to this information, or the discontinuance of the relationship with any Disclosed Factory within 30 days of such a change. Licensee understands and agrees that University may disclose this information, without limitation, to third parties. WORKPLACE COMPLIANCE (HEALTH & SAFETY, FORCED LABOR, ABUSE) WORKPLACE CONDITIONS: Licensee agrees to operate workplaces and contract with Disclosed Factories whose workplaces adhere to the standards and practices described herein.Licensee shall provide a safe and healthy working enviro nm ent to prevent accidents and injury to health aris ing o ut o f, related to , o r o ccurring in the co urs e o f work or as a result of the operation at Disclosed Factories. Each workplace will have adequate fire protection, emergency exits that are accessible at all times, clean air, clean water, adequate rest periods, unrestricted use of toilets, and the right to leave work without penalty to receive medical care. Any residential facilities provided by Licensee and any Disclosed Factory must meet the same standards. Workers will not be exposed to hazardous activities or materials that may endanger their health and safety. Licensee and its Disclosed Factories will be committed to the protection of the local environment, including all locations and surroundings. They willprotect residential areas located adjacent to, or near, their locations, disposing of garbage and waste in such a way so as not to endanger the safety and health of nearby areas. CHILD LABOR AND FORCED LABOR: Licensee and its Disclosed Factories shall not employ any person younger than 15 (or 14 where the law of the country of manufacture allows) or younger than the age for completing compulsory education in the country of manufacture where such age is higher than 15. Young workers will not be forced to work overtime hours that would prevent them from attending school. Licensee shall cooperate with University and work with governmental, human rights and non-governmental organizations to mitigate the negative impact on any child released from employment as a result of this Code. Licensee and its Disclosed Factories shall not use any forced labor, whether in the form of prison labor, indentured labor or servitude, bonded labor or any other type of forced labor. ABUSE & HARASSMENT: Licensee and its Disclosed Factories shall treat every employee with respect and dignity. Licensee and its Disclosed Factories will not subject any employee to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal abuse or harassment. Licensee will not engage in, use, or otherwise permit ortolerate any form of corporal punishment. EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP (WAGES, OVERTIME, WORKING HOURS, NON- DISCRIMINATION) WAGES & BENEFITS, OVERTIME, HOURS: Licensee and its Disclosed Factories recognize that wages are necessary for workers to meet their basic and essential needs and provide some discretionary income. Every worker has a right to compensation for a regular work week thatis sufficient to meet these basic and essential needs and provide some discretionaryincome.Accordingly,Licenseeshallpayemployeesthegreateroftheminimumwage required by local law or the local prevailing industry wage and shall provide legally mandated benefits. Where compensation does not meet workers' basic and essential needs and provide some discretionary income, Licensee shall work with University or its agent or designee, or local authorities, to take appropriate actions to realize an appropriate level of compensation. University and Licensee agree to monitor these issues and to promote further focus and examination that have the goal of improving conditions and factors related to wages. Licensee and its Disclosed Factories shall not require workers to work more than the regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country where the workers are employed. The regular work week shall not exceed 48 hours. Workers will be entitled to at least one day off in every seven-day period.All overtime work shall be consensual. Workers shall be compensated for overtime hours at a premium rate as is legally required in the country of manufacture or, in those countries where such laws do not exist, at a rate at least equal to their regular hourly compensation rate. Except in extraordinary business circumstances, workers shall not work more than 48 hours per week and 12 hours overtime. Where the maximum regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country of manufacture are higher than the above, or where the laws of such country do not limit the hours ofwork, the worker will be limited to the above-specified maximum or a reasonable schedule for the applicable country. NON-DISCRIMINATION: Licensee and its Disclosed Factories will not discriminate against any individual as it relates to employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement, on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, nationality, political opinion or affiliatio n, unio n invo lvem ent, o r s o cial o r ethnic o rigin. Nothing in the above should be construed as preventing Licensee or its Disclosed Factories from retaining and/or rewarding workers on the basis of seniority, nor in pursuing equal opportunity employment practices. FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Licensee and its Disclosed Factories shall recognize and respect the right of workers to freely associate and collectively bargain. NON-COMPLIANCE/REMEDIATION Licensee will ensure that each of its Disclosed Factories will provide its employees with an opportunity to report any non-compliance with the Code with the knowledge that any such report will not punish or prejudice the individual employees in any manner. Licensee will ensure that future business relationships will depend on correcting instances of non-compliance.

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