NORMAN, Okla.-Vetta Brands, a marketer of decorated and blank apparel and headwear, receives accreditation from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) for its commitments to workplace standards and worker’s rights.
Vetta says it earned the accreditation after a recent FLA board of directors meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The FLA’s extensive review of Vetta includes high marks for the company’s commitment to social responsibility, supply chain, business processes and standards, worker and CSO engagement, training programs, and independent factory monitoring. The company’s network includes the J. America wholesale blanks division, and Top of the World, a licensed headwear business.
“I am pleased to recognize Vetta Brands for its commitment to human rights compliance and social responsibility in its supply chain with accreditation by the Fair Labor Association,” says Sharon Waxman, FLA president and CEO. “Our extensive, multi-year review of Vetta Brands’ business practices against FLA standards and principles identified staff training and worker engagement programs as standout elements of Vetta’s program.” Waxman adds that the FLA applauds Vetta’s “use of a supplemental supply chain audit to promote its standards worldwide.”
Vetta’s move towards accreditation dates back to Jan. 2017, shortly after the merger of Top of the World and J. America. Before the merger, both companies were active in the FLA, including an accreditation for Top of the World in 2012.
“I am incredibly proud of our team and our company for achieving this goal, and we appreciate the FLA’s support and guidance as we’ve gone through the accreditation process,” says Glenn Silbert, CEO of Vetta. “Protecting workers’ rights and improving working conditions globally sit at the core of our values at Vetta Brands. While this is a major milestone in our [company’s] history, we understand the importance of continuous improvement and pushing ourselves and the industry to be better every day.”
For more information, visit https://www.vettabrands.com.