Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is the world’s largest factory-based certification programme for manufacturers of sewn products such as apparel, footwear and accessories. The WRAP programme certifies facilities for compliance to the 12 WRAP Principles, which assure safe and healthy, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing processes throughout the world. These 12 Principles consist of compliance with laws and workplace regulations, prohibition of forced labour, prohibition of child labour, prohibition of harassment or abuse, compensation and benefits as required by law, hours of work as limited by law, prohibition of discrimination, health and safety, freedom of association and collective bargaining, environment, customs compliance, and security. The WRAP programme certificate demonstrates commitment towards socially and environmentally ethical standards and represents responsible production.
TÜV SÜD can recommend facilities for compliance with the WRAP programme for certification, enabling your company to ensure safe and healthy workplace conditions and respect for workers’ rights. We offer formal auditing as a third-party monitoring company after your company has conducted a self-assessment.
WRAP consists of a three-level programme, which awards certification to facilities in accordance to the degree of compliance with the 12 WRAP Principles:
- Two-year certificate:
- Facilities demonstrated full compliance for three consecutive years.
- One-year certificate:
- Facilities demonstrated full compliance during the first audit.
- Six-month certificate:
- Facilities demonstrated substantial compliance with minor issues.
TÜV SÜD has a global network providing multidisciplinary expertise for a wide range of auditing and certification services in key markets. We serve as a one-stop service provider for companies requiring social compliance programmes and management systems standards, integrating WRAP with management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SA8000®, ETI, BSCI and CoC. As part of our commitment to unparalleled service quality, our inspectors and auditors are required to adhere to our strict Code of Conduct. This ensures the expert opinions they provide are professional, independent and impartial.