WHO WE ARE
Mission/Our 4 C’s
LIFE AT CENTRIC
Life At Centric
Centric Brands and its subsidiaries participating in the C-TPAT program along with
its executives, management, and other policymakers are committed, as C-TPAT participants, to implement, follow and maintain procedures as outlined in the new Minimum-Security Criteria (MSC) requirements of 2020 of the C-TPAT program.
American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
Representing more than 1,000 world famous name brands, we are the trusted public policy and political voice of the apparel and footwear industry, its management and shareholders, its three million U.S. workers, and its contribution of more than $350 billion in annual U.S. retail sales. See who relies on our expertise and support by checking out our member directory.
We bring together over 2,400 retailers, importers, brands and associations from more than 40 countries. Our
contains organisations of all sizes and all sectors with a combined turnover of more than one trillion euros. We offer holistic trade, social and environment services to improve the resilience and sustainability of your global sourcing strategy. By joining forces and sharing resources, our members save time and money and have greater impact.
Nirapon is a nonprofit organization based in the United States and is established to advance the common business interests of a group of North American Brands who share common goals in the safety management of their supplying RMG factories in Bangladesh. Nirapon members work with their supplying factories to promote a safe working environment for Bangladesh garment factories, workers, managers, and owners, serving as the single point of contact for the member brands. Nirapon works with its Brand members to cultivate a safe working environment for Bangladesh garment factories, workers, managers, and owners by serving as the point for its member brands. Nirapon provides actionable decision support information reflecting the level of safety awareness, readiness and competence to all member brands on factories in Bangladesh manufacturing on their behalf.
Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
The SAC is a global, multi-stakeholder non-profit alliance for the fashion industry.
It’s made up of over 250 leading apparel, footwear and textile brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, non-profits, NGOs, and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain.
The Coalition develops the Higg Index, a suite of tools that standardizes value chain sustainability measurements for all industry participants. These tools measure environmental and social labor impacts across the value chain. With this data, the industry can identify hotspots, continuously improve sustainability performance, and achieve the environmental and social transparency consumers are demanding. By joining forces in a Coalition, we can address the urgent, systemic challenges that are impossible to change alone. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s vision is of a global consumer goods industry that gives more than it takes — to the planet and its people.
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
We certify Socially Responsible factories in the sewn-products sector.
WRAP certification is recognized around the world as proof of social compliance in the apparel industry. We only certify individual production units, allowing our auditors to get an “on the ground” perspective of each facility’s operations to ensure that they are maintaining compliant practices. All certifications require periodic renewal depending on the level, and all certified facilities are subject to unannounced follow-up visits during their certification periods.
Having a WRAP certification shows potential buyers that you are dedicated to ethical and responsible business standards. It demonstrates that you obey the laws of your country, treat your workers with dignity and respect, and are conscious of the impact your operation has on the environment. The WRAP certificate is a recognized symbol of a commitment to uphold social and ethical standards.