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How do I find out if my institution is a member of an independent monitoring and verification organization?
A trademark licensing program allows an institution to manage the quality and consistency of merchandise bearing its name and logo and earn revenue from its sales. It also provides an opportunity to help ensure that licensed apparel is produced under fair labor conditions. This is best accomplished by adopting a labor rights code of conduct in the institution’s licensing agreements with the licensees who produce its logo apparel and by maintaining institutional membership in one or more independent monitoring and verification organizations (e.g., FLA or WRC). The companies, suppliers, and licensees that an institution works with may also participate in monitoring and verification organizations, thereby helping to ensure fair labor practices are applied throughout the supply chain, however these activities are not sufficient to earn points in this credit.