Webinar: Symphonizing to Enhance Worker Voice in Social Audits
December 2, 2021
2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET | Online


Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


Worker well-being is at the forefront of all responsible sourcing programs, regardless of industry. As the world moves towards implementing greater worker protections and legislating mandatory due diligence, industry leaders must work together to develop practical tools to ensure continued success. In this spirit, WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) has led an effort that brought together the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), Social Accountability International (SAI), the ICTI Ethical Toy Program, amfori, and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) with a common goal of enhancing worker voice in the audits we conduct. Over the past 12 months, this taskforce developed a worker survey tool that assesses baseline worker well-being in supply chains, focusing on health, satisfaction, safety, working hours, and worker engagement. This webinar will share some of the results from the first phase of a planned multiphase effort, reviewing project progress, preliminary data, and next steps.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • The importance of adding worker voice to socially responsible production programs. 
  • The purpose of a new tool launched by six leading CSR compliance organizations.
  • Preliminary data and potential next steps.

Aimee Dobrzeniecki
VP, Administration
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production "WRAP"

Mark Jaegar

Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production "WRAP"

Deborah Albers
Vice President, Operations
Responsible Business Alliance


Nate Herman
Senior Vice President, Policy

Nate Herman oversees AAFA’s Policy department, managing the association’s lobbying, policy, and regulatory affairs activities. Nate leads AAFA’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, formulating and implementing CSR policy and representing AAFA and the industry on CSR issues before governments, NGOs, and other key stakeholders. In addition, Nate develops all apparel and footwear industry data and statistics as AAFA's resident economist. Prior to joining AAFA, Nate worked for six years at the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration assisting U.S. firms in entering the global market. Nate spent the last two years as the Department's industry analyst for the footwear and travel goods industries. Nate received a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware in 1992.