Fair Wear Foundation Brand Performance Check Guide

FWF’s Brand Performance Check is a tool to evaluate and report on the activities of the foundation’s affiliate members.  However, the guide is also available publicly for any company to use.  You can download it now in two formats – onscreen ( ) and printable book (


Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment

Through 2013, the 'Roundtable for Product Social Metrics' aimed to

  1. consolidate principles for product social sustainability assessment and harmonise approaches,
  2. align with other global initiatives and share with other companies and
  3. develop solutions for cross-cutting implementation issues.

The results of the first two phases of the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics are documented in this handbook, which proposes a practical methodology for organisations to assess the social impacts of products, building on existing standards at global level. In addition, given the Roundtable’s wish to achieve broader consensus and credibility, this document reflects the development process as well as the end results.

Download the 'Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment':


OIA Social Responsibility Toolkit

Developed by the US Outdoor Industry Association, the toolkit is a guidebook with tools and resources ranging from basic to advanced, that can be adapted to suit any company or supplier to create and continuously improve their social responsibility programme, with the ultimate goal of improving working conditions and labor rights in the outdoor industry’s supply chains.

The toolkit is comprised of two documents:

The toolkit can be downloaded for free from:


Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) Wage Ladder Tool

The FWF Wage Ladder is an easy-to-use online tool that allows the wages paid at any factory to be compared against a range of wage benchmarks. The Wage Ladder generates a clear, easily understandable graphic that shows where a factory’s wages fall short in comparison to these benchmarks. Brands, suppliers and workers’ representatives can see how current wages compare to living wage estimates – and can begin negotiations on how to make improvements, moving wages ‘up the ladder’ in regular steps.

In November 2014, the Fair Wear Foundation launched the second generation of the wage ladder tool.


Fair Wage Foundation Living Wage Portal

The FWF Living Wage Portal is designed to be the 'go to' internet resource for living wage implementation. The content is focused on finding ways to overcome eight main roadblocks to living wages – ranging from the lack of clarity about the costs of higher wages to concerns about competition law. 

The portal is designed for a wide range of users - brands, factories, unions, policymakers, NGOs, journalists and anyone else with a role to play in improving the welfare of the world's garment workers. The website will feature a growing set of case studies of FWF members, guest blogs, and good practice examples from the foundation and from experts in its stakeholder network. 


Made-By Benchmark for Social Standards

The Social Benchmark grades six leading international standards concerning labour and human rights in order of robustness (from Class A to Class C), allowing you to better understand the varying initiatives that monitor and certify social conditions at garment factories in your supply chain.


Made-By Labour Standards and Human Rights Risk Map

National protection for labour standards varies from country to country, with some governments having more established systems in place to safeguard workers’ rights and ensure that non-compliance issues are addressed. MADE-BY has commissioned leading business risk analysis organisation, Maplecroft, to develop a global ‘Labour and Human Rights Risk Map’. Maplecroft researches indexes, maps and analyses over 500 risks and issues affecting multinational companies, governments and NGOs.