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WELCOME TO THE ARCHIVE (1994-2014) OF THE MAQUILA SOLIDARITY NETWORK. For current information on our ongoing work on the living wage, women's labour rights, freedom of association, corporate accountability and Bangladesh fire and safety, please visit our new website, launched in October, 2015: www.maquilasolidarity.org

Codes Memo

Since 2001, MSN's Codes Memo was published three times a year in Spanish and English.

The Codes Memo critically examined developments in voluntary codes of conduct, and multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs), as well as government policies and action to promote greater corporate accountability and labour rights.

Codes Memos #1 and #2 were informal email updates for partner organizations in Central America and were not posted on our website. Based on the positive response we received to those early Codes Memos, we decided to produce a more formal publication and to make it available to a wider audience in both Spanish and English.

January 20, 2003

2002 Year End Review

MSN Codes Memo #13

2002 Year End Review and New Resources. Download Codes Memo #13 here.

November 20, 2002

Are Apparel Manufacturers Getting a Bad WRAP?

MSN Codes Memo #12

In this issue: Are Apparel Manufacturers Getting a Bad WRAP?; Gains and Losses at the FLA; WRC Releases Final Report on New Era; Conditions Improving in Cambodia, Says ILO; New Resources. Download Codes Memo #12 here.

June 20, 2002

Multi-stakeholder Code Initiatives Explore Common Ground

MSN Codes Memo #11

In this issue: Multi-stakeholder Code Initiatives Explore Common Ground; Report Released on Health and Safety Training in China; European Parliament Votes for Corporate Accountability; World Cup Logos Linked to Sweatshops; New Era for the FLA? Download Codes Memo #11 here.

April 20, 2002

Big Changes at the FLA

MSN Codes Memo #10

Big Changes at the FLA; News from the Multi-stakeholder Initiatives; China: Unique Health and Safety Project; Canadian Companies Move on Monitoring; NGOs and Unions Debate Codes; New Resources. Download Codes Memo #10 here.

November 20, 2001

The Changing Terrain in the Codes Debate

MSN Codes Memo #9

In this issue: The Changing Terrain in the Codes Debate, New Resources. Download Codes Memo #9 here.

August 20, 2001

Can Commercial Auditing Promote Worker Rights?

MSN Codes Memo #8

In this issue: SA8000: Can Commercial Auditing Promote Worker Rights?; FLA Accredits New External Monitors; How Responsible Is WRAP?; WRC Releases Second Report on Kuk Dong; GMIES Reports on Code Compliance at Three El Salvador Factories; COVERCO Releases Report on Two Gap Supply Factories; New Resources. Download Codes Memo #8 here.

June 20, 2001

The Worker Rights Consortium: Monitoring without Certification

MSN Codes Memo #7

In this issue: The Worker Rights Consortium: Monitoring without Certification; FLA NGO Advisory Council Meets; Health and Safety Training Project in China; Verité and Worker Rights Training in China; Adidas Rejects Clean Clothes Initiative; New Resources. Download Codes Memo #7 here.

April 20, 2001

What’s Good and Bad about the Global Alliance Report?

MSN Codes Memo #6

In this issue: What’s Good and Bad about the Global Alliance Report?; Verité Report on Nike Mexican Contractor; Who’s Who in WRAP; News from the FLA: COVERCO Accredited and more; New Resources. Download Codes Memo #6 here.

March 20, 2001

Special Report on the Fair Labor Association (FLA)

MSN Codes Memo #5

In this issue: Special Report on the Fair Labor Association (FLA). Download Codes Memo #5 here.

January 26, 2001

Two Independent Reports Confirm that Mexican Nike Workers’ Rights Violated

MSN Codes Memo #4

Two Independent Reports Confirm that Mexican Nike Workers’ Rights Violated. Download Codes Memo #4 here.

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