American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) Senior Vice President of Policy Nate Herman sat down with our President & CEO, Avedis Seferian, to discuss sourcing in Vietnam and a recap of the AAFA’s Social Responsibility Workshops recently held in Cambodia and India.
Social compliance audits, when properly conducted, serve an important purpose; but having a factory undergo multiple, repetitive assessments in a short period of time can do more harm than good. Learn more about the global impact of audit fatigue in this op-ed from WRAP’s President & CEO, Avedis Seferian.
In a recent webinar hosted by our friends at the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), WRAP’s President and CEO discussed the history of audit fatigue in manufacturing facilities and best practices for devising practical solutions. The full recording of this session is available here.
The chronic – and growing – problem of audit fatigue and what to do about it. WRAP surveyed hundreds of manufacturers around the world about social compliance audits conducted in their facilities each year. The goal of this survey was to gauge the level of disruption they experience and the resources required in order to […]
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. […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]