TradeBeyond underscores commitment to supply chain responsibility with new WRAP integration

[HONG KONG – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2023] TradeBeyond, retail’s leading provider of global supply chain management solutions, has launched its new integration with Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) that incorporates the organization’s social sustainability certification data directly into TradeBeyond’s multi-enterprise platform. An independent nonprofit, WRAP runs the world’s largest social compliance certification program focused on […]

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).

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. 

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.

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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