AAFA Industry Chat on Nearshoring

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) Senior Vice President of Policy Nate Herman sat down with our President & CEO, Avedis Seferian, to discuss the implications of nearshoring for the United States market and the opportunities it presents for brands and retailers.

Driving Due Diligence: Better Practices for Audits and Certifications (webinar)

The avalanche of tightening new supply chain laws across the globe has left both retailers and their suppliers in a bind. With so many requirements to meet – and such a high risk of legal and reputational damage associated with lapses – companies are facing higher costs created by mounting inefficiencies, confusion, and audit fatigue. […]

Recording of AAFA Virtual Training on Social Responsibility

WRAP’s Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement, Mark Jaeger, was a featured speaker in a virtual training hosted by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). This session provided context on the development of social compliance programs and the real-world constraints on program effectiveness. It also reviewed strategies for promoting social compliance across the supply chain. […]

Panel discussion on cultural impact of Rana Plaza at 2023 Sustainability Summit

WRAP’s President and CEO, Avedis Seferian, was a featured speaker at Sourcing Journal’s 2023 Sustainability Summit in New York. He joined a panel discussion on how the tragic collapse of Rana Plaza impacted the social compliance landscape and global discourse about human rights issues in supply chains. Learn more about the insights and personal testimonies […]

2023 Worker Survey Report

This paper shares the findings of a joint worker survey conducted from October 2021 – March 2023 in labor-intensive manufacturing facilities in exporting countries. Six nonprofit social compliance organizations collaborated on the deployment of the survey tool in their partnering facilities. The 14,739 workers surveyed were primarily based in Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, Italy, and Turkey; […]

10 Years Later: Lessons from the Rana Plaza Tragedy

It has been one decade since the deadly collapse of Rana Plaza dominated global headlines. Ten years later, industry leaders, social compliance experts, labor advocates, and government leaders around the world still feel the impact of the 1,134 lives lost. In an article published by Sourcing Journal, WRAP’s President and CEO explores the lessons that […]

Reflecting on the lingering implications of the Rana Plaza tragedy: a conversation on Rachelle Jackson’s Business & Human Rights podcast.

WRAP’s President and CEO, Avedis Seferian, joined the “Business and Human Rights with Rachelle” podcast to discuss the 10-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. This episode explores businesses’ responses to the historic tragedy, what the industry learned in terms of prevention, and what the world now expects when it comes to […]

Accountability in the apparel industry 10 years after Rana Plaza

WRAP’s President and CEO, Avedis Seferian, joins the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)’s Vice President of Policy, Nate Herman, for a discussion on accountability in the apparel industry ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza.

AAFA-WRAP-Leitfaden zum Verständnis und zur Beseitigung von Zwangsarbeit

Die AAFA hat in Zusammenarbeit mit ihrem offiziellen Partner für soziale Verantwortung von Unternehmen (CSR), Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), diesen Leitfaden nur für Mitglieder veröffentlicht, in dem bewährte Verfahren, Ressourcen und Erkenntnisse überprüft werden, die Folgendes erläutern: Was Zwangsarbeit ist, zusammen mit den Gesetzen und Richtlinien der Vereinigten Staaten und anderer Länder in Bezug auf Zwangsarbeit; Wie diese Anforderungen erfüllt werden; Wo gezwungen […]

Nate Herman and Avedis Seferian video discussion

Einblicke in die Auswirkungen der UFLPA

AAFAs Senior Vice President, Policy, Nate Herman, setzt sich mit WRAPs Präsident und CEO, Avedis Seferian, zusammen, um das Uigurische Zwangsarbeitsverhütungsgesetz (UFLPA) zu besprechen.

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