Designated Suppliers Program

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The Designated Suppliers Program (DSP) is a procurement standard proposed by the Worker Rights Consortium and United Students Against Sweatshops. The program was designed to promote the use by US universities of suppliers that make use of a defined set of fair labor practices. It was established in response to the widespread use of sweatshop labor in the production of university-branded clothing and other goods. A full description of the DSP, as it currently stands, can be accessed here.[1]

The DSP has been endorsed in principle by a number of universities in the US, and is under active consideration by others.

Attempt to convince the administration at the University of North Carolina resulted in a sit-in by members of the UNC chapter of Student Action with Workers.

Schools that have adopted the DSP or endorsed it in principle[2][edit]

  1. Brandeis University
  2. Brown University
  3. California State University, Fullerton
  4. Columbia University
  5. Cornell University
  6. DePaul University
  7. Duke University
  8. Fordham University
  9. Georgetown University
  10. Grand Valley State University
  11. Hamilton College
  12. Indiana University
  13. Macalester College
  14. Marquette University
  15. Oberlin College
  16. Regis University
  17. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  18. Santa Clara University
  19. Seattle University
  20. Skidmore College
  21. Smith College
  22. Syracuse University
  23. University at Albany, State University of New York
  24. University of California, Berkeley
  25. University of California, Davis
  26. University of California, Irvine
  27. University of California, Los Angeles
  28. University of California, Merced
  29. University of California, Riverside
  30. University of California, San Diego
  31. University of California, San Francisco
  32. University of California, Santa Barbara
  33. University of California, Santa Cruz
  34. University of Southern California
  35. University of Colorado at Boulder
  36. University of Connecticut
  37. University of Iowa
  38. University of Maine at Farmington
  39. University of Miami
  40. University of Washington
  41. University of Wisconsin–Madison
  42. University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  43. Ursinus College
  44. Washington State University
  45. Western Washington University

References[edit]

  1. ^ Appelbaum, Richard and Dreier, Peter. "Campus Breakthrough on Sweatshop Labor", The Nation, June 1, 2006.
  2. ^ Worker Rights Consortium DSP Page, accessed April 29, 2008

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