Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.34
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Maryland, College Park
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Emily Hightower
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Safety, Sustainability, and Risk
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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?:
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A brief description of the independent monitoring and verification organization:
The University of Maryland is committed to managing its licensing program in a socially responsible manner and is taking steps to help ensure that its licensed merchandise is not produced by companies exploiting workers or using abusive labor practices. The University of Maryland is a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Works Rights Consortium. All licensed vendors are obligated to abide by the university’s code of conduct and are required to be FLA members.

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:
https://brand.umd.edu/trademarks/conduct/Maryland_Code_of_Conduct.pdf

Website URL where information about the institution’s trademark licensing initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The University of Maryland is listed as a member of WRC and FLA at the following links: WRC: https://www.workersrights.org/affiliates/affiliate-institutions/ FLA: http://www.fairlabor.org/affiliates/colleges-universities

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