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 […]
RBA 2023 Annual Conference Session: The Transformation of Audits — Are audits going away or just changing shape?
Supply chain social and environmental audits have evolved over time to improve their quality, stakeholder engagement, and overall impact. While site-level audits alone are not sufficient or always suitable for companies to identify and address all risks, they are still an important component of corporate supply chain due diligence systems, which enables companies to get […]
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. […]
WRAP’s Europe Representative, Gerwin Leppink, will be a featured speaker at Best of Bangladesh 2023! His panel discussion, “Empowering the Future: Advancing Safety and Well-Being for Garments Workforce in Bangladesh,” will explore strategies for strengthening Bangladesh’s appeal as a sourcing destination and its reputation in the international community. Follow the link below to learn more […]
Avedis Seferian, WRAP’s President and CEO, recently joined the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) to discuss why manufacturers in Sri Lanka are increasingly investing in third-party social compliance verification. Read his full comments in this article from Fibre2Fashion. (Paid subscription may be required to view article)
Our President and CEO, Avedis Seferian, will be a featured speaker in a session at the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)’s 2023 Washington Trade Symposium. For the first time, this event will be hybrid; it will be held in-person in Washington D.C., but can be attended virtually from anywhere in the world. Our session, […]
Wednesday, June 21, 20233:30 – 4:15 p.m. ET Verizon Executive Education Center (Cornell Tech)2 W Loop Rd.New York City, NY. 10044 WRAP’s President and CEO, Avedis Seferian, will be a featured speaker at Innovation Forum’s two-day conference in New York. His session will explore how social compliance standards can align to tackle audit fatigue and […]
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 […]
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.