Human Rights Associations and Organizations - regarding Apparel & Textiles

Asia Monitor Resource Center Center Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC) is an independent non-government organization (NGO) which focuses on Asian labour concerns. Founded in 1976, AMRC has been leading the way in promoting workers rights and democratic labour movements in Asia and the Pacific for over 25 years now. The Centre supports a democratic and independent labour movement promoting the principles of labour rights, gender consciousness, and active workers participation. AMRC provides information, consultation, publications, documentation, and internships, and conducts research, training, advocacy, campaigns, labour networking, and related services to trade unions, pro-labour groups, related NGOs, academics, researchers, and professionals on labour issues.
 

Business Human Rights (Apparel, Textile & Footwear Category) The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is an independent, international, non-profit organisation, in a collaborative partnership with Amnesty International sections and leading academic institutions. Their online library covers over 2400 companies, over 160 countries, over 150 topics. The purpose of the resource center is to promote greater awareness and informed discussion of important issues relating to business and human rights.


Business Social Compliance Organization The BSCI is a non-profit organisation, based in Brussels. BSCI membership is open to any and all European and non-European companies or associations. The BSCI is intended as a sector solution for retail but is also open to importers and manufacturers of consumer goods. Acting socially responsible in a globalised economy has become a major issue for trade as tough competition and decreasing tolerance with regard to poor working conditions in production facilities represent a huge challenge for retailing companies as well as for suppliers.



CSR World CSRWorld is a pioneer organization in India, promoting Social Accountability in supply chain management. The organization specializes in social compliance audit and monitoring of factories, Labor law resources, compliance training and education and research & advocacy in the Apparel industry. It also offers interface with local NGOs and other similar organizations in community projects as an extension of social accountability. Headquartered in New Delhi, CSRWorld is promoted and managed by experienced professionals. CSRWorld provides highly innovative and cost effective social compliance services to retailers as third party organization. We achieve this by thorough understanding of local issues, labour laws, challenges, communities, language/dialects, economics, politics and cultural diversity. We offer a rare combination of skills, experience, market knowledge and operational excellence. Unquestionable integrity, independence, strict confidentiality and stringent professional standards are CSRWorld's guiding principles.
 

The Fair Labor Association (FLA)  The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a non-profit organization combining the efforts of industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), colleges and universities to promote adherence to international labor standards and improve working conditions worldwide. The FLA conducts independent monitoring and verification to ensure that the FLA's Workplace Standards are upheld where FLA company products are produced. Through public reporting, the FLA provides consumers and shareholders with credible information to make responsible buying decisions.


International Textile, Garments and Leather Workers Association