Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.92
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Waterloo
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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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:
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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:
The labor rights code of conduct for licensees:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s trademark licensing initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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 Print and Retail Solutions Department (P+RS) 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, P+RS requires that it sign a form verifying its adherence to “just labour practices.” While one has not historically existed, P+RS has been 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 later in 2021, 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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