The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA), the largest footwear trade association in the U.S., has released a comprehensive Footwear Production Code of Conduct. The code was created to establish a common, baseline code to help drive uniformity within the footwear industry. FDRA members make up for more than 80 percent of the U.S. footwear industry. The FDRA Footwear Production Code of Conduct is a comprehensive guide covering a wide range of issues of interest to the industry, from working hours and overtime to structural safety and transparency, ensuring that any factories that adhere to its standards are compliant with industry expectations. FDRA said it expects the code to help all footwear companies, regardless of their size and location in the world. The association reviewed and analyzed dozens of company codes of conduct, identifying key universal standards amongst the various guidelines to reach some commonality.