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Symphonization: A new social compliance paradigm post-COVID

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, discusses “Symphonization” at a joint WRAP/American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) webinar.

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Symphonization: The true path to harmonious supply chain social compliance management

Harmony is what those of us with roles to play in modern supply chains have been seeking for the past two decades, particularly when it comes to the issue of social compliance audits. This paper proposes a new approach to social compliance in the post-pandemic world.

AAFA-WRAP guidance for understanding and eradicating forced labor

AAFA, in cooperation with its Official Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partner, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), published this member-only guidance reviewing best practices, resources, and insights clarifying: What forced labor is, along with the laws and policies of the United States and other countries regarding forced labor; How to comply with these requirements; Where forced […]

Nate Herman and Avedis Seferian video discussion

Insights on the implications of UFLPA

AAFA’s Senior Vice President, Policy, Nate Herman, sits down with WRAP’s President and CEO, Avedis Seferian, to discuss the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA).

Safe factory operations in a post-pandemic environment

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues for a third year, as business operations attempt to resume normally, and as public health guidelines keep changing, the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has updated the guidance previously created with Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) — AAFA’s Corporate Social Responsibility Partner — to enable safer factory operations during […]

WRAP and TEDD announce partnership streamlining human rights due diligence in apparel and textiles manufacturing

(Monday, January 24, 2022) In the face of evolving human rights legislation and increasing calls for responsible business practices from consumers, stakeholders, and the investor community, all organizations stand to benefit from strategic due diligence focusing on environmental issues and governance. Coupled with a growing global demand for transparency in manufacturing and sourcing, these cultural […]

Apparel industry labor issues in supply chains

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President and CEO, joined the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) to discuss labor issues in supply chains and the apparel industry at large. 

The intersection of social compliance audits and CTPAT minimum security requirements

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, participated in the United States Fashion Industry Association’s (USFIA) Virtual Washington Trade Symposium. Avedis spoke on The Intersection of Social Compliance Audits and CTPAT Minimum Security Requirements. 

How to ensure compliance while juggling quality, speed to market, and cost

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, took part in PI Apparel’s Quality and Compliance event. Avedis moderated a panel titled “How Do We Ensure Compliance While Juggling Quality, Speed to Market, and Cost?”

Policies to identify and eliminate forced labor in supply chains

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, joins AAFA’s Senior Vice President, Policy, Nate Herman to discuss new guidance designed to help AAFA members establish and implement policies to identify and eliminate any form of forced labor in their supply chain. 

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