June 2019 – Event hosted by TUV Rheiland
APSCA speaking on panel: “The Importance of Responsible Manufacturing in Order to Achieve 2030 SDGs”
Left to Right – Walter Lin (SEDEX), Frank Dossers (TUV Reihland; APSCA Executive Board Member), Joyce Chau (amfori BSCI), and Rona Starr (APSCA President and CEO)
June 2019 – Thank you to Disney for hosting APSCA’s stakeholder board meeting in Burbank, CA at Walt Disney Studios.
Left to Right SB Members – Randy Rankin (SB member), Rona Start (APSCA CEO), Christian Ewert (Amfori), Avedis Seferian (Chair, SB Member, WRAP), Laura Rubbo (Walt Disney Company), Todd Nash (Home Depot), Dan Murray (Sedex), Rochelle Zaid (SAI). Not pictured, but joined remotely, Brendan Morrissey (Walmart).
March 2019 – thanks Walmart for hosting us in London following our participation in the Sedex Conference.
top left Randy Rankin (SB member), Rajan Kamalanathan (BV), Justin Bettey (Intertek), Richard Ingrao (Accordia) Brendan Morrissey (standing in for Jan Saumweber – Walmart), Rona Starr (APSCA) Avedis Seferian (Chair, SB Member WRAP) Darrell Doren (Elevate) Effie Marinos (SGS) not pictured, taking the picture, Greg Gardner (Arche)
APSCA participated in the Sedex panel: Achieving meaningful change in the lives of workers and communities by enabling better business learning and decision-making
What is good data? How do we move from outputs to outcomes? And how do we use supply chain information to drive change and show progress?
Panelists: Mark Hodge (Moderator), Shift; Gillian Haythornthwaite, nGaje; Rona Starr, APSCA; Aisha Aswani, Co-op; Antoine Heuty, Ulula
Avedis Seferian (CEO – WRAP and APSCA Executive Board Chair) has written an article on the need to rationalize the harmonization efforts crowding the social compliance space. Please see the article which was published by the Sourcing Journal here: https://sourcingjournal.com/topics/thought-leadership/rationalizing-harmonization-120609/
Hong Kong 18 & 19 September 2018
APSCA participated on the panel: “Global Trends in Responsible Sourcing 2018” exploring:
From Left: Ian Spalding (CEO, ELEVATE), Archana Kotecha (Liberty Global Asia), David Lawrence (Executive Director Aim-Progress), Rona Starr (APSCA).
Photo Courtesy of ELEVATE.
Seattle, USA 9 August 2018
AAFA‘s Social Responsibility Committee met on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in Seattle, WA, to discuss the latest social compliance issues facing the apparel and footwear industry. Avedis Seferian (WRAP President & CEO and APSCA Executive Board Chair) presented with particular reference to initiatives championed by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety.
Avedis Seferian (WRAP President & CEO and APSCA Executive Board Chair) providing an update regarding Bangladesh.
Amsterdam 13 June 2018
”A wonderfully moderated panel addressing audit integrity during the amfori – Trade with Purpose Unleash Opportunity Conference. Rona Starr (second from left) sharing insights with fellow panelists (L-R) Andrew Leatuali’i Savini (APSCA Member Firm – ELEVATE Global), Richard Boele (KPMG Australia), Christophe Liebon (APSCA Member Firm – Intertek) and Federico Burlon (Impactt Limited).”
Perth, Australia 24 May 2018
“APSCA’s participation in the 2018 AGM Week helped raise understanding of APSCA’s work with our company and civil society members. In a multi-stakeholder discussion about human rights challenges and opportunities, Rona Starr (APSCA President & CEO) described how APSCA is taking practical steps to enhance the professionalism and credibility of the social compliance industry. In facing global human rights challenges relating to corruption, gender, labour rights, and the rights of Indigenous peoples, social compliance auditors can play a critical role alongside company culture and the willingness to learn and improve. ASI appreciates the work of both APSCA and its members and is committed to supporting APSCA’s progress.” – Dr Fiona Solomon, ASI CEO
Melbourne, Australia 14 March 2018
One of our Member Firms, DQS, Arta Beikzadah, was on a panel titled: “How do we simplify responsible sourcing for small business in Australia”. Arta introduced the 3 E’s. Encouraging, Educating and Expecting suppliers and employees.”
Sydney, Australia 22 March 2018
APSCA participated on a panel session: Transparency, Trust and Impact – Partnership Approach to Responsible Supply Chains.
Avedis Seferian (WRAP President & CEO and APSCA Executive Board Chair) and Wesley Wilson (APSCA) participated on the panel “Introduction to ‘defining beyond compliance’ – what does it mean to you?” at the Sedex Conference, London 13 & 14 March 2018.
Rona Starr (President\CEO APSCA) participated on the panel “Whose responsibility is it to go ‘beyond compliance’? at the Sedex Conference, London 13 & 13 March 2018.
New Delhi, India November 2017
Avedis Seferian (WRAP President & CEO and APSCA Executive Board Chair) talks about the continuing importance of social compliance certifications during a debate at the GOTS conference in New Delhi, India – November 2017.
Huntington Beach, California October 2017
APSCA was pleased to participate in a panel at BSR this year, focused on “Integrating Sustainability through Risk and Opportunity”.
USA, October 2017
From L to R Back Row: Fred Waelters (UL), Christophe Liebon, (Intertek), Randy Rankin (Independent), Petra Herbertz-Crumpler (Walmart), Darrell Doren (BSCI), Rajan Kamalanathan (BV), Christian Ewert (FTA), Frank Dorssers (TUV Rheinland).
From L to R Front Row: Laura Rubbo (The Walt Disney Company) Rona Starr (APSCA), Avedis Seferian (WRAP), Greg Gardner (Arche Advisors) Effie Marinos (SGS), Rochelle Zaid (SAAS), Betty Hutchison (BV).