Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)


Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, WRAP is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the certification of factories engaged in lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world.

The Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) program is the world’s largest facility certification program mainly focused on the apparel, footwear and sewn products sectors. Facilities receive a certification of six months to one year based on compliance with the 12 WRAP Principles. The WRAP Principles are based on generally accepted international workplace standards, local laws and workplace regulations which encompass human resources management, health and safety, environmental practices, and legal compliance including import/export and customs compliance and security standards.

WRAP has adopted a management systems approach toward compliance which requires that senior management adopt the WRAP principles in writing, assign the necessary staff to ensure the required practices are implemented throughout the facility, and that an internal audit system is in place to ensure continuous compliance. Facilities must undergo a rigorous self-assessment and then be audited by an independent third-party monitoring company.

WRAP enjoys wide support from the global apparel industry but is, at the same time, independent of the industry. Active support is provided by the International Apparel Federation and more than 20 additional trade and industry associations from around the world. WRAP certifies facilities, not brands or businesses.

WRAP is a non-profit, non-governmental organization and has a Board of Directors that is independent of any industry group. It is not a membership organization. Over the years, WRAP’s comprehensive factory-based model helped it grow into the world’s largest certification program for the apparel industry - over 1700 factories from around 60 countries participated in 2008 alone. Today, WRAP’s facility certification program is expanding even further, moving beyond just apparel to include all labour-intensive sectors, such as hotels, jewelry, furniture, construction, food, home furnishing, cutlery, glassware, carpet/rugs, lamps and more.


Tel: +1 703 243 0970


2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 601,
Arlington, Virginia 22201
United States
Creation Date: 
Friday, 10 February, 2012 - 11:25

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