Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.51
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2018
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University of Waterloo
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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Is the institution a member of the Worker Rights Consortium?:

Is the institution a member of the Fair Labor Association? :

A brief description of the institution’s WRC or FLA membership, including the year membership was last established or renewed:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

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The University of Waterloo is not currently a member of either the Worker Rights Consortium or the Fair Labor Association. However, the Retail Services Department made a voluntary commitment many years ago to ensure that the products it sources are produced under fair, safe working conditions. Before establishing a relationship with a new vendor, Retail Services requires that it sign a form verifying its adherence to “just labour practices.” While one does not currently exist, Retail Services is also working with the University of Waterloo’s Office of Legal & Immigration Services and the University Relations Department to develop a Trademark Licensing Agreement. This new agreement, once implemented, will be used to extend the requirement of adherence to fair, safe labour practices to university products sourced from/via off-campus vendors.

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