Social Responsibility Committee

The Social Responsibility Committee identifies and studies global social responsibility issues and trends that affect the U.S. apparel and footwear industry. AAFA disseminates that information to committee members who meet regularly to discuss these issues, develop and/or share best practices and, when necessary, develop the industry’s plan of action in response to specific issues.

Committee Leadership

Laura Wittman, Chair
Vice President, Responsible Leadership and Corporate Compliance, New Balance Athletics, Inc.

AAFA committee meetings are an invaluable member benefit. They bring together members for networking and learning opportunities, governmental and non-governmental organization engagement, and understanding and addressing emerging issues globally, especially in the corporate responsibility and sustainability space.

--  Laura Wittman, 2021 Social Responsibility Committee Chair

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Committee Membership

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Staff Liaison

Nate Herman, Senior Vice President, Policy

CSR Partnership with WRAP

Learn more about AAFA’s official Corporate Social Responsibility Partner, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), and access the tools and research reports we’ve developed in partnership to provide AAFA members with actionable guidance to move beyond compliance in their global supply chains.

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