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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WRAP named USFIA’s 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Sponsor

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) will be the United States Fashion Industry Association’s (USFIA) 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Sponsor. WRAP and USFIA look forward to expanding their collaboration. USFIA President Julia Hughes says “One of the most important values for USFIA and our members is Corporate Social Responsibility.  It is very exciting to collaborate with […]

Expanding due diligence requirements

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, spoke at the virtual edition of the Apparel Textile Sourcing (ATS) trade show. In his remarks, Avedis examined how under increasing regulatory and public scrutiny, responsible sourcing due diligence expectations are expanding beyond just social compliance to cover a wide range of additional issues, including supply chain security.

Sewn products sector and new developments in the social audit space

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, joined Fatima Anwar of Ethical and Responsible Sourcing (ESS) for an episode of their podcast, Straight From The Source. Avedis discussed the value of WRAP to the sewn products sector along with new developments in the social audit space.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): the current state of play and a look down the road

In a presentation delivered in conjunction with the Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF), Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President and CEO, and Mark Jaeger, WRAP’s Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, addressed social compliance in global supply chains, with a focus on the growing intersection of human rights and trade. The session addressed current risks, options, and tradeoffs involved, with […]

Mark Jaeger during WRAP/CAF Webinar

Corporate Social Responsibility

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, and Mark Jaeger, WRAP’s Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, addressed social compliance in global supply chains, with a focus on the growing intersection of human rights and trade during a webinar produced in partnership with the Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF).

AAFA-WRAP guidance on Myanmar

In light of the February 1, 2021 coup in Myanmar (otherwise known as Burma), the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has published guidance for members sourcing from Myanmar. We urge buyers to take steps to ensure workers’ rights are protected, including union members, and to ensure the full and timely payments of workers during […]

Stakeholders can help drive practical solutions to their sustainability objectives

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, joined a discussion at Rewire: Sustainability 2021. Avedis and his fellow panelists examined how stakeholders can help governments, businesses, and consumers drive practical solutions to their sustainability objectives. Content requires a free registration.

The current state of U.S.-China trade relations

Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President & CEO, joins AAFA’s Senior Vice President, Policy, Nate Herman to discuss the current state of U.S.-China trade relations and the situation in Xinjiang.

WRAP announces new additions to its Board

Arlington, VA – Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is pleased to announce that two eminent voices in the sewn products space, Susan Calvert and Mary Turner, as well as a prominent leader in the venture capital sector, Debra Langley, will be joining the organization’s Board of Directors in early 2021. Ms. Calvert has been with […]

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