Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Phil Valko
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Washington University in St. Louis
EN-15: Trademark Licensing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Janelle Hizer
Assistant Director
Admin & 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:

Fair Labor Association (FLA)
The FLA is a multi-stakeholder organization that works strategically on behalf of workers. WashU has been an active member of the FLA since 2000 and has adopted for its licensed products the FLA “Workplace Code of Conduct,” which is based on the core labor standards of the International Labor Organization.

The university has served on the FLA Board and in leadership positions since 2007; in 2015-16, a MarComm intern participated in the FLA Student Engagement Program; and in 2018-2019, WashU participated in a pilot program of the Fair Labor Association. Read more about our promotional product initiative.

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

Pilots through the FLA: Promotional product pilot, source from accredited suppliers; University guiding principles pilot - to have tiers/levels with the FLA.

The Executive Director of University and Administrative Relations who leads the Trademark Licensing program has been on the board of the FLA for the past 10 years.

Trademark Licensing Sustainability Working Group Purposeful Branded Merchandise Working Group: Advance social and environmental responsibility for all Trademark and promotional products.

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