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:
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:
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.
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.
Form to Sign Up Your Company To the FDRA Code of Conduct (email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
2015 FDRA Recognized Responsible Footwear Manufacturers:
2014 FDRA Recognized Responsible Footwear Manufacturers: