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Responsible Factory Program

FDRA’s Responsible Factory Program is a robust and comprehensive program designed to enhance factory compliance at footwear factories all over the world.  The Program is built upon several key initiatives launched by FDRA, specifically for footwear factories.  These initiatives include:

  • Factory Enhancement & Sourcing Committee
  • Footwear Production Code of Conduct
  • Recognized Responsible Footwear Manufacturer Program


FACTORY ENHANCEMENT & SOURCING COMMITTEE

FDRA’s Factory Enhancement & Sourcing Committee reports directly to the association’s main governing body, FDRA’s Board of Directors.   This Committee drives FDRA’s social compliance initiatives, including the establishment of FDRA’s Footwear Production Code of Conduct.

This vital Committee is headed up by Dan Friedman, President, Global Supply Chain, Sourcing Services & International, Caleres

Dan is joined by the following slate of industry leaders:

  • Mike Jeppesen, President, Global Operations, Wolverine Worldwide
  • Craig Townsend, Executive Vice President, Elan Polo International
  • Steve Reynolds, Vice President, Golden Pacific LXJ
  • Matt Priest, President, FDRA

The vision of the Factory Enhancement and Sourcing Committee is to have safe and dignified working conditions for all workers throughout the global footwear supply chain.  Its mission is to drive positive change in footwear factories worldwide through the development and execution of shared standards driving continuous improvement in working conditions, health and safety, and environmental stewardship.

FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION CODE OF CONDUCT

In order to accomplish this vision, FDRA has set out to establish a common, baseline, code of conduct that will help drive uniformity within the footwear industry and uphold the values and ideals commonly held by FDRA members.  FDRA’s Code of Conduct was created with the help and input from the Factory Enhancement and Sourcing Committee, FDRA’s social compliance working group, and the industry as a whole.

Companies Who Have Adopted FDRA’s Code of Conduct

Form to Sign Up Your Company To the FDRA Code of Conduct (email to info@fdra.org)

Click here to download the FDRA Code of Conduct (English)

Click here to download the Code of Conduct to send to your factories (Chinese)

Click here to download the Code of Conduct to send to your factories (Vietnamese)

Click here to download the Code of Conduct to send to your factories (Spanish)

RECOGNIZED RESPONSIBLE FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURER PROGRAM

Factories that meet and exceed this code of conduct are nominated for consideration as a designated “Responsible Footwear Factory Manufacturer”.  Those chosen will be listed below and are awarded FDRA’s special seal.  FDRA members should note these factories are top of their class and will enjoy this recognition for two years.

Click here for the FAQ sheet on the Recognized Responsible Footwear Manufacturer Program (English)

Click here for the FAQ sheet on the Recognized Responsible Footwear Manufacturer Program for your factories (Chinese)

Click here to download the nomination form

2015 FDRA Recognized Responsible Footwear Manufacturers:

  • Remington Products Company (Wadsworth, Ohio, USA)
  • Ram Fashion Exports P.LT (Mumbai, India)
  • Zhongshan Glory Shoes Industrial Co., Ltd (Zhongshan, China)
  • Guangxi Seville Footwear Co., Ltd (Guangxi, China)
  • Wenzhou Taiyangshen Shoe Co. (Wenzhou, China)
  • Goddess International Limited (Sichuan, China)

2014 FDRA Recognized Responsible Footwear Manufacturers:

  • Dongguan Mayflower Footwear Corp (China)
  • Guangzhou Zhujiang Properwell Shoes Mfg. Ltd (China)
  • Hue Phong Footwear Co. Ltd (Vietnam)
  • Panyu Leader Footwear Corp (China)
  • Putian Chengyi Footwear Co. Ltd (China)
  • Right Rich VN Co. Ltd (Vietnam)
  • Serena Shoe Co. Ltd (China)
  • Yangzhou FuHeng Shoes Co. Ltd (China)

 

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