Social Responsibility Committee July 2023 Meeting

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 | 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM ET
the TRACK at new balance | Boston, MA 


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AAFA's Social Responsibility Committee will meet in Boston, MA on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 to discuss the latest social compliance issues facing the apparel and footwear industry. This meeting will be held in conjunction with AAFA's Traceability & Sustainability Conference and the Environmental Committee Meeting. Separate registration is required for each day for the committee meetings and for the Traceability & Sustainability Conference. AAFA will follow health and safety protocols. Please review the Health & Safety Hub, below, for more information. 

Committee Meeting Registration fee: $65

Meeting location:

the TRACK at new balance
71 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

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Event Schedule At-a-Glance 

Tuesday, July 25, 2023  
Social Responsibility Committee Meeting
71 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135
(AAFA members only)
 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Joint Committee Lunch
(AAFA members only) 
 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Environmental Committee Meeting
71 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135
(AAFA members only)
 1:30 - 5:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Scorpion Bar Boston
58 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210

(open to all conference & committee members)
 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 26, 2023  
Traceability & Sustainability Conference
71 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135
(includes breakfast and lunch)
 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
*times are subject to change. 

Health & Safety Hub: COVID-19 Precautions

AAFA will no longer require guests to show proof of vaccination to attend meetings or events. For safety reasons, AAFA still recommends that guests be vaccinated (and wear masks if not vaccinated or immune-compromised) but we will no longer check the vaccination status of each attendee. While COVID is still with us, the risks seem more manageable so we have made this policy change.
  • Your attendance at the Social Responsibility Committee Meeting (and any related activities) indicates your agreement that you will comply with all policies and that AAFA holds no responsibility for anyone who is infected by COVID-19 or any other disease.
  • By attending the Social Responsibility Committee Meeting, you agree to abide by and engage in certain health and wellness beneficial conduct while attending the event. This is includes, but is not limited to: washing hands often, covering your nose or mouth when coughing or sneezing, not attending the event if you are ill or have tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • Should any local, state, or federal guidelines be updated to include new mandates, AAFA will follow those requirements.
Additionally, please be sure to review AAFA’s Code of Conduct for meetings and events.


Hotel Information: 

Hyatt Place Boston / Seaport District
295 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

AAFA's room block at the Hyatt Place Boston/Seaport District is sold out. Here is a list of nearby hotel options in Seaport. Also included on the list are a few hotel options located closer to the TRACK at new balance. The reception, following the committee meetings, at 5:30 PM on July 25 will be held in Seaport at Scorpion Bar Boston.

Transportation Information: 

Buses will be staged in front of the hotel to depart promptly at 7:00 AM from 295 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210 for transportation to the TRACK at new balance, 71 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135.


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