Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), formerly Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production, is an organization based in Arlington, Virginia, whose stated aim is promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world.[1] It certifies factories according to twelve "Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production Principles". The organization was established in 2000 by the American Apparel and Footwear Association.[2][3] By 2008 it had certified 1700 factories in 60 countries, and issued 1100 certificates in that year.[2] In February 2018, WRAP became the official Corporate Social Responsibility partner of the American Apparel and Footwear Association.[4]

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production
Formation2000; 23 years ago (2000)
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersArlington, Virginia, US

Its work has been described by commentators as undermining that of local labor rights organizations in the global south.[2] In the early 2000s, some organizations advocating against sweatshops described WRAP as an industry-driven effort to avoid scrutiny.[3]

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  1. ^ Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production, Home - WRAP Compliance, accessed 27 March 2023
  2. ^ a b c Steffek, J.; Hahn, K. (2010). Evaluating Transnational NGOs: Legitimacy, Accountability, Representation. Palgrave Macmillan UK. pp. 144–147. ISBN 978-0-230-27798-4.
  3. ^ a b Dubro, Alec (April 17, 2001). "Otto Reich, WRAP Star". The Nation. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  4. ^ "AAFA and WRAP to offer guidance on labour issues". 2018-02-12. Retrieved 2018-02-17.

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