The Fung Group upholds the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We develop programs to uphold labor rights, strengthen worker management relations and improve occupational health and safety, and we collaborate with organizations to build the capacity of our colleagues and supply chain partners to implement them.
Supplier Code Of Conduct
Our companies have established Supplier Codes of Conduct that outline the minimum standards for human and labor rights, safety, environment and security, as well as transparency and ethics, which are required in order to do business with us. We ensure alignment with ILO’s Core Conventions, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, the UK Modern Slavery Act and local laws. All suppliers must accept these minimum standards as a condition of doing business with us.
Learn more about our collaborations:
HERproject & WORKER APP
The HERproject is a partnership with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) that aims to improve workers’ well-being, health and livelihoods in Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia. Through the HERproject we have educated over 175,000+ factory workers in health and finance and our Workers’ App uses smart phones to engage and educate many more.
Eradicating Modern Slavery
In addition to compliance and remediation processes to prevent and address all forms of forced labor, Li & Fung undertook a range of programs including a due diligence assessment to identify the high-risk area that needs to prioritize our resources in combating modern slavery in our supply chain. We signed the American Apparel & Footwear Association and Fair Labor Association Pledge on Responsible Recruitment. Li & Fung and Global Brands also developed a new e-learning tool for suppliers, focusing on the protection of migrant workers, the selection and monitoring of recruitment agencies. The Group continues to partner with organizations like Ethical Trading Initiative and Mekong Club to utilize digital and mobile-based technology in providing training to workers.
SOCIAL DIALOGUE 2.0
Li & Fung partnered with Just Solutions Network, a UK-based organization focused on strengthening worker and factory management relationships in Bangladesh through constructive dialogue. Phase I of the project has shown a reduction in employee turnover, decline in absenteeism and improvement in efficiency.
Health, safety and sustainability on YouTube
As part of our commitment to making life better and supporting working conditions that meet human and labor rights standards, our health, safety and sustainability channel shows how sustainable supply chains operate. It provides useful information for factory workers and managers on fire safety and excellence in manufacturing, among others.
Better Care in Haiti
Labor laws in Haiti require factories to employ one nurse per 200 workers. To help factories find qualified nurses, a Global Brands’ factory partner worked with Share Hope, a local Haitian non-profit organization working with garment factories to encourage ethical practices and sustainability compliance to establish the Factory Clinic Improvement Program.
Diversity and Inclusion
In 2017, Li & Fung launched a global Diversity and Inclusion initiative to reinforce our culture of respect for all individuals and of valuing our differences and similarities. The goal is to educate and raise awareness, creating a collaborative working and learning environment. As a global business, we recognize that it is critical to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world.