The Committee on Social Responsibility in Manufacturing is dedicated to advising and educating campus on the process and value of purchasing goods from socially responsible manufacturers and vendors.
William & Mary has adopted a Social Responsibility in Manufacturing that sets standards that protect workers and the environment. The code sets minimum standards for wages, benefits, health and safety. It also protects workers' freedom of association and prohibits child labor.
William & Mary’s Committee on Social Responsibility in Manufacturing was created by the Provost in 2011 and is comprised of faculty, students and administrators dedicated to the code’s implementation and enforcement. The Committee works with committed licensees, the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) and other interested parties to enforce the code’s standards.
William & Mary is committed to sustainable environmental and fair labor laws. The university is affiliated with the WRC to help ensure that products with William & Mary trademarks are not produced by manufacturers using abusive labor practices. Manufacturers licensed with William & Mary are contractually obligated to uphold the university’s Licensing Code of Conduct to ensure the manufacturers are respecting workers’ rights.