Webinar: Leveraging AAFA/WRAP Tools to Assess New Supplier Compliance

Thursday, December 8, 2022
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.


AAFA has developed a wide range of tools to help members assess social compliance including country level risk, an overview of due diligence/disclosure requirements and factory level watch outs.

With WRAP, AAFA’s official Corporate Social Responsibility Partner, we have jointly developed additional social compliance aids including guidance for non-CSR personnel, forced labor guidance, safe factory operations post-COVID, and the latest joint effort to assist members in conducting  social compliance due diligence for new suppliers.

Join AAFA and WRAP as we review these tools and provide you with suggestions on when and how to use them to identify risk when conducting new supplier due diligence.

This webinar is geared to sourcing staff who often make  initial contact with new suppliers and to CSR staff to assist in training and development of personnel who are involved in supplier due diligence. 

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • Tips, traps, and time-savers for assessing social compliance when opening new suppliers
  • Supplier compliance review concepts for sourcing staff
  • Training and development tools for CSR staff


Headshot of Mark JaegerMark Jaeger
Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

Mark Jaeger is responsible for global operations and stakeholder engagement for WRAP, an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education.  Mark served on the Board of Directors of WRAP for sixteen years, including four years as Secretary. Before joining WRAP in September 2020, Mark worked for twenty-seven years in the apparel industry. He was Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary for Jockey International, Inc. At Jockey, Mark focused on compliance, risk, and international trade while handling all legal issues for the company. He also led the Human Resources department for eight years.  Mark has a BBA in economics with honors from the University of Iowa and a law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. He resides in the Chicago area.

Headshot of Nate HermanNate 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.