Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.11
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Jan. 21, 2011
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University of Louisville
PAE-25: Trademark Licensing

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Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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March 23, 2010

Mr. Scott Nova
Executive Director
Workers’ Rights Consortium
5 Thomas Circle NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Dear Mr. Nova:

The University of Louisville is committed to conducting our business fairly and in a socially responsible manner. We understand that part of our mission involves educating the next generation of leaders as well as standing up for those in our community and around the world who face challenges in life. This mission includes advocating for fair labor practices, a commitment we share with the WRC and the Fair Labor Association.

The University of Louisville also supports the principles of the Designated Suppliers Program. Specifically, we support the concept of acceptable working conditions, living wages and freedom of association for workers who manufacture university apparel. While we support those principles, UofL shares the concerns of other institutions regarding the ongoing economic, logistical and possible anti-trust challenges facing the implementation of the DSP.

The University of Louisville looks forward to hearing more about the future of the DSP and may ultimately adopt the program providing the challenges noted above are addressed to our satisfaction. Thank you for your efforts to promote fair labor standards across the globe. UofL stands ready to assist in this effort.


Mitchell H. Payne, J.D.
Associate Vice President for Business Affairs
Grawemeyer Hall, Room 108
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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