WRAP for Facilities
Social compliance is no longer a secondary concern for apparel buyers and brands. Verifying and ensuring traceability and visibility within the supply chain is paramount for the industry. Through our Certification and Training programs, WRAP can help your facility convey to potential customers your commitment to responsible business practices.
The WRAP Advantage
Having a WRAP certification shows potential buyers that you are dedicated to ethical and responsible business standards. It demonstrates that you obey the laws of your country, treat your workers with dignity and respect, and are conscious of the impact your operation has on the environment. The WRAP certificate is a recognized symbol of a commitment to uphold social and ethical standards.
WRAP for Buyers (Brands and Retailers)
The world may be getting smaller, but apparel supply chains continue to grow across borders and span a wide range of local customs, legal systems, economic systems, and national traditions. Monitoring a global supply chain for integrity requires a significant commitment of resources, including time, money, and even people. WRAP can help maintain your supply chain's integrity in an efficient and cost-effective way.
Creating a path to supply chain integrity
WRAP certification is recognized around the world as proof of social compliance in the apparel industry. We only certify individual production units, allowing our auditors to get an "on the ground" perspective of each facility's operations to ensure that they are maintaining compliant practices. All certifications require periodic renewal depending on the level, and all certified facilities are subject to unannounced follow-up visits during their certification periods.
Training Knowledge in Action
Training is critical to every aspect of a facility's operation, and social compliance is no exception. WRAP's training program gives you practical ways to apply social compliance concepts to your facility's day-to-day operations and ensure compliance with WRAP's 12 Principles. WRAP is recognized as an accredited training organization by the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), and all of our courses are offered in a variety of languages and locations.
WRAP for the Public
WRAP's goal is to ensure that production facilities operate in a safe, responsible, and ethical way. Through our 12 Principles, we promote lawful, humane manufacturing in facilities throughout the world via our Certification and Training programs. What sets us apart from other similar social compliance programs is that we focus on the ground level of a supply chain. WRAP only certifies individual facilities, not brands or ownership groups, which means that each WRAP-certified facility has undergone a thorough inspection by a WRAP auditor and is subject to unannounced follow-up inspections.
Because the quality of our audits are crucial to WRAP's mission, all of our auditors receive thorough training via our Lead Auditor Training Program. In addition, we also offer an Internal Auditor Course that educates facility personnel at all levels, from workers to senior management, about WRAP's social compliance requirements and how develop and maintain them within their facilities. Our course offerings have also expanded throughout the years to meet the changing needs of the garment sourcing community. The most notable of these is our Fire Safety Awareness Course, which was launched in 2011 in Bangladesh and has since expanded to several other countries around the world.
A WRAP certification means that your facility is currently meeting (or exceeding) international social compliance standards. This provides a level of assurance to potential buyers that is widely recognized and accepted. Using WRAP to help secure your supply chain, you can raise your profile in the eyes of some of the notable brands and retailers that accept our audits. To learn more, please click below.