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).

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. 

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. 

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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