Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.17
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date May 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Victoria
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Kay-Lynn Yacoboski
Sustainability Intern
Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Is the institution a member of the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)?:
No

Is the institution currently a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA)? :
No

Is the institution currently a member of an equivalent independent monitoring and verification organization approved by AASHE?:
No

A brief description of the independent monitoring and verification organization:

N/A


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:

The University of Victoria Supplier Code Of Conduct (SCoC) was released in 2019. The Code aligns with the International Labour Organization’s Declarations on Fundamental Principles and Rights of Work, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is applied to all Suppliers who provide goods or services to the University of Victoria, as well as their Subcontractors. It establishes the minimum ethical, social, and environmental standards expected of UVic Suppliers (see page 1).

The Code of Conduct outlines strict standards to be met by Suppliers in the following areas:
1. Law
2. Child Labour
3. Forced Labour
4. Disciplinary Practices
5. Freedom of Association
6. Wages and Benefits
7. Hours of Work
8. Discrimination
9. Health and Safety
10. Environmental Commitment
11. Animal Welfare
12. Intellectual Property, Confidentiality, and Privacy
13. Conflict of Interest
14. Gifts and Hospitality
15. Representation

In order to ensure a Supplier is in compliance with the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct, UVic reserves the right to (see page 5):

1. Investigate any Supplier who, to UVic’s knowledge or belief, based on information deemed reliable by UVic, has breached any of the terms of this Supplier Code of Conduct. The Supplier will cooperate fully with such an investigation;
2. Request proof of compliance with the SCoC;
3. Use independent third parties to verify compliance where appropriate; and
4. Terminate a contract with any Supplier found by UVic to be non-compliant with this Code of Conduct.

For more information, read the full Code of Conduct at https://www.uvic.ca/purchasing/vendors/supplier-code-of-conduct/index.php


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