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What is WRAP Certification?

Founded in 2000, the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is a universally accepted and an independent certification program for textile industries (mainly designed for apparel/textile and footwear industry). WRAP certification has become widely popular and has been implemented by many oagnisations worldwide.

This standard is dedicated to monitor and certify compliance with the WRAP Production Principles (Socially Responsible Global Production Standards) and ensure that manufacturing is being conducted efficiently under lawful, humane and ethical conditions. Designed to certify facilities and not brands or businesses, WRAP is not a membership organization.

Presently, this program is not limited to only textile industry but is expanding further for industries including hotels, jewelry, furniture, construction, food, home furnishing, cutlery, glassware, carpet / rugs, lamps and more.

WRAP has been supportedby 25 international trade associations including the International Apparel Federation which represents 36 national associations and over 150,000 individual companies.

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WRAP Levels

The standard is a factory based certification program that has been divided into three categories: Platinum, Gold and Silver where:


Platinum Certification

Awarded to facilities demonstrating full compliance with WRAP's 12 Principles with 2 years validity.


Gold Certification

Awarded to facilities demonstrating full compliance with WRAP's 12 Principles with 1 year validity.


Silver certification

Awarded to facilities demonstrating substantial compliance with WRAP's 12 Principles with 6 months validity but identifies minor non-compliances in policies, procedures, or training that must be addressed.

This three-level approach main objective is to award participating facilities with the appropriate level of recognition for their progress in achieving full compliance with the WRAP Production Principles over certain period of time. These are one of the many reasons what makes WRAP certification very crucial for organisations.

12 WRAP Principles

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, USA, WRAP has its branch offices situated in Hong Kong and Bangladesh and additional full-time staff in India and SE Asia (Thailand & Vietnam). It has been embellished the most accepted and a huge facility-based social and environmental compliance certification and training organization.

Facilities receive a certification of six months to one year based on compliance with the 12 WRAP Principles which includes:

  • Compliance with laws and workplace regulations
  • Prohibition of forced labor
  • Prohibition of child labor
  • Prohibition of harassment or abuse
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Hours of work
  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Health and safety
  • Prohibition of discrimination,
  • Environment
  • Customs compliance
  • Security

Why Wrap is important to your Business?

Being the world’s largest factory-based certification programme, WRAP demonstrates a facility’scommitment to get compliant with ethical production. It takes a communal approach to social compliance certificationwhere it works with the facilities to ensure they remain compliant with WRAP’s 12 major principles. This requires certified facilities to actively engage in the process themselves, ensuring to maintain effective management systems for ascertaining that compliance requirements are met.

Benefits of WRAP

There are numerous benefits of WRAP certification for organisation such as:

  • Safer working conditions
  • Improved product quality.
  • Minimizes risk through improved risk management system.
  • Minimized product waste and cost leading to more efficient production.
  • Lowers worker turnover.
  • Enhanced manufacturing process.
  • Brings systemic approach to management.
  • Take corrective actions and preventive action to identify the future complication.
  • Demonstrate customer satisfaction by delivering the better product and services.
  • Helps to provide guidelines to meet customer requirements.
  • Generates employee’s involvement in the organization.
  • Increased brand value and market image of the organizations

Wrap Certification clients

Adani Pharma
Investment Precision
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