What is WRAP ?
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting ethical, humane and lawful conditions and practices in manufacturing facilities all around the world. The WRAP certification mainly focuses on the apparel, footwear and sewn products sectors and is expanding into all labour-intensive sectors, such as hotels, jewellery, furniture, construction and more.
Principles have received the public endorsement of the American Apparel Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Board of Directors in 1998.
Principles of WRAP:
WRAP Certification Process:
Step 1 Application: Manufacturer first contacts WRAP for an audit.
Step 2 Self-Assessment: The facility must adopt procedures described in the WRAP Handbook. They need to implement for at least 45 days (not less than 90 days for new applicants).
Step 3 Monitoring: Contacts a WRAP certified auditing firm to get audited. The report and recommendations are sent to both the facility and WRAP.
Step 4 Evaluation: WRAP Staff may notify the facility that it needs to correct certain procedures and have the monitor make an additional inspection and report or may recommend to the Certification Board that the factory be certified.
Step 5 Certification: The Certification Board studies the recommendation of the staff, including the monitor’s report, and votes to award or withhold certification.