Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.29
Liaison Ezra Small
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Massachusetts Amherst
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Nathanael Schildbach
Marketing Manager
University Relations
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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:
Pages 21-26 of the uploaded document contain the complete code.
The requirements and its validation are summarized here:
"The University of Massachusetts is affiliated with both the Workers’ Rights Consortium (WRC) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA). Both organizations monitor apparel licensees’ factories to verify that the factories are in compliance with this Code. The University requires its apparel licensees to be affiliate and in good standing with the FLA before they can produce products bearing the University’s marks. All apparel Licenses are required to provide proof of good standing and membership in the FLA. The University reserves the right to participate with additional external monitoring organizations. Continued membership in any monitoring agencies shall be reviewed, at the minimum, on an annual basis."

Website URL where information about the institution’s trademark licensing initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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