Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production (WRAP) Principles

The Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production Principles are minimum standards for production facilities participating in the Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production Certification Program. The Program’s objective is to demonstrate the apparel industry’s commitment to socially responsible business practices and to assure that sewn products are produced under lawful, humane and ethical conditions. Participating companies voluntarily agree that their production and that of their contractors will be certified by an independent monitor as complying with these standards.

Laws and Workplace Regulations Apparel manufacturers will comply with laws and regulations in all locations where they conduct business.

Forced Labor Apparel manufacturers will not use involuntary or forced labor -- indentured, bonded or otherwise.

Child Labor Apparel manufacturers will not hire any employee under the age of 14, or under the age interfering with compulsory schooling, or under the minimum age established by law, whichever is greater.

Harassment or Abuse Apparel manufacturers will provide a work environment free of harassment, abuse or corporal punishment in any form.

Compensation and Benefits Apparel manufacturers will pay at least the minimum total compensation required by local law, including all mandated wages, allowances and benefits.

Hours of Work Hours worked each day, and days worked each week, shall not exceed the legal limitations of the countries in which apparel is produced. Apparel manufacturers will provide at least one day off in every seven-day period, except as required to meet urgent business needs.

Discrimination Apparel manufacturers will employ, pay, promote, and terminate workers on the basis of their ability to do the job, rather than on the basis of personal characteristics or beliefs.

Health and Safety Apparel manufacturers will provide a safe and healthy work environment. Where residential housing is provided for workers, apparel manufacturers will provide safe and healthy housing.

Freedom of Association Apparel manufacturers will recognize and respect the right of employees to exercise their lawful rights of free association, including joining or not joining any association.

Environment Apparel manufacturers will comply with environmental rules, regulations and standards applicable to their operations, and will observe environmentally conscious practices in all locations where they operate.

Customs Compliance Apparel manufacturers will comply with applicable customs law and, in particular, will establish and maintain programs to comply with customs laws regarding illegal transshipment of apparel products.

Drug Interdiction Apparel manufacturers will cooperate with local, national and foreign customs and drug enforcement agencies to guard against illegal shipments of drugs.

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