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.

Related Events

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June 1, 2023 02:00 PM

Webinar: Rethinking Supply Chain Strategy: The Digital Logistics Role

How a ‘shift left’ approach in logistics drives business transformation and delivers a competitive edge through supply chain resiliency.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar


6/1/2023 2:00:00 PM

June 5, 2023 02:00 PM

AAFA Monthly Member-Only Shipping Roundtable

AAFA will facilitate a discussion of best practices to address ongoing shipping issues.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee


6/5/2023 2:00:00 PM

June 8, 2023 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Bi-Weekly Call

Bi-Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

6/8/2023 12:00:00 PM

June 8, 2023 02:00 PM

Webinar: The Rise of Third Country Manufacturing

The UFLPA make it clear that companies need to look beyond China when mapping their supply chains. Learn about how should companies respond.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar


6/8/2023 2:00:00 PM

June 13, 2023 09:30 AM

2023 Footwear Workshop

Global issues are on the rise. Meet us in Portland, OR to discuss footwear issues that are essential for safety and compliance.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Portland, OR

6/13/2023 9:30:00 AM

June 16, 2023 02:00 PM

Webinar: Achieving a Smart Supply Chain with End-to-End Visibility

Discover how the best-in-class supply chain visibility solution can help you achieve a smart, resilient, and agile supply chain.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar


6/16/2023 2:00:00 PM