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Social Compliance Workshop

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The Future of Social Compliance – What’s at Stake As the apparel and footwear industry faces a fundamental shift in their global supply chains, social compliance has become increasingly complex […]

The Future of Social Compliance – What’s at Stake

As the apparel and footwear industry faces a fundamental shift in their global supply chains, social compliance has become increasingly complex and critical to the way we do business. 

Join the American Apparel & Footwear Association, AAFA, and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) — AAFA’s official Corporate Social Responsibility Partner — at this inaugural workshop. We’ll discuss the current social compliance landscape, regulatory mandates, and consumer expectations. Walk away with an understanding of the current environment and the tools to help your company address it.

Registration Fee: AAFA Member US$45/ Non-Member US$90

About the Workshop

AGENDA

 

1:30 – 2:00 PM

REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN
2:00– 2:05 PM

WELCOME
Elena de Ois, Senior Managing Director, Hong Kong, Target Corporation                            

2:05 – 2:35 PM

KEYNOTE: THE TRADE WAR & ITS IMPACT ON THE CSR LANDSCAPE
Tensions between the major global trade players – the US, China, Europe, and others – have created greater uncertainties across supply chains. What are the impacts on key industry stakeholders and how can they now navigate these new social compliance challenges?
Nate Herman, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) 
Avedis Seferian, President and CEO, Esq., Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

 
2:35 – 3:10 PM

KEY ISSUES TO WATCH
While major social compliance issues – like forced labor, working hours, wages – are common among most sourcing destinations, exactly what those issues are and how they playout vary from country to country. Learn about the key issues to pay particular attention to and the places and manner in which they manifest themselves.
Nate Herman, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, AAFA 
Avedis Seferian, President and CEO, Esq., WRAP

3:10 – 3:30 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

 
3:30 – 4:15 PM
CASE STUDY – ADDRESSING WORKING HOURS + HEALTH & SAFETY
Hear directly from factories and retailers on how they have successfully addressed social compliance issues in the realm of health & safety and working hours.
Clay Hickson, Senior Vice President, WRAP
Ralph Huang, Manager, Aqua S Inc.
Lynne Sprugel, Vice President and Managing Director, International Sourcing, Academy Sports + Outdoors  
4:15 – 5:00 PM  

PROBLEM-SOLVING EXERCISE TO ACHIEVE A BEST IN PRACTICE FACTORY
Work together in small groups to develop practical approaches to challenging real-world social compliance scenarios.
Nate Herman, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, AAFA 
Avedis Seferian, President and CEO, Esq., WRAP

 

5:00 – 5:25 PM

TOOLS AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU
Learn what tools are available to help brands, retailers, and suppliers address the social compliance issues being encountered in this complex global environment.
Nate Herman, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, AAFA 

 
5:25 – 5:30 PM     

CLOSING REMARKS
AAFA, WRAP   
                              

 

About the Organiser

Date and Time
Tuesday, November 6, 2019

2:00PM – 5:30PM EDT 

Location
Target Hong Kong
22/F, One Harbourfront
18 Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom
Kowloon
Hong Kong

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) represents more than 1,000 world famous name brands, retailers, and manufacturers. AAFA is the trusted public policy and political voice of the apparel and footwear industry, its management and shareholders, its nearly four million U.S. workers, and its contribution of more than $400 billion in annual U.S. retail sales. Our reach stretches from Washington, D.C., throughout the United States, and around the globe.

AAFA provides exclusive expertise in trade, brand protection, and supply chain & manufacturing to help our members navigate the complex regulatory environment and lower costs. Members gain unparalleled access to information and exclusive insights on regulation and policy, and premier opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Presented in conjunction with AAFA’s Corporate Social Responsibility Partner,

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education.

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