The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a non-profit collaborative effort of universities, civil society organizations, and socially responsible companies. It describes its mission as promoting adherence to international and national labor laws. The FLA was established in 1999 and evolved out of a task force created by President Bill Clinton following a series of child labor and other sweatshop scandals involving major apparel and footwear brands. Since 2001, Auret van Heerden has been the President and CEO of the FLA. The FLA has been subject to criticism owing to comments by van Heerden praising the labor conditions at Foxconn, a supplier of Apple iPads in China, made shortly after Apple became a paying corporate member of the FLA.
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