Webinar Series on ESG

Driving Due Diligence: Better Practices for Audits and Certifications

The avalanche of tightening new supply chain laws across the globe has left both retailers and their suppliers in a bind. With so many requirements to meet – and such a high risk of legal and reputational damage associated with lapses – companies are facing higher costs created by mounting inefficiencies, confusion, and audit fatigue. Thankfully, practical solutions exist. The latest webinar in TradeBeyond’s ESG Webinar Series, “Driving Due Diligence: Better Practices for Audits and Certifications” walks you through how to leverage industry standards for maximum efficiency and how to best take advantage of real-time data and knowledge sharing. The webinar features Avedis Seferian, President and CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), the independent nonprofit that runs one of the world’s largest and most trusted certification programs. Seferian was named by Assent Compliance as one of the Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders for 2020.


  • The need to adopt industry standards for social compliance
  • Combatting audit fatigue and resource drains
  • How to leverage actionable data
  • Building traceability and collaboration across the supply chain
  • Q&A


Eric Linxwiler

Senior Vice President, TradeBeyond

A leader in digitalization and responsible sourcing, Eric Linxwiler has more than 30 years of experience in business development positions within enterprise software and cloud-based service companies with a specialty in supply chain optimization and workflow management. Most recently, he has focused on supply chain communications between tier one retailers, manufacturers, distributors and their trading partners.

Avedis Seferian

President and CEO , Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

Avedis H. Seferian joined WRAP in 2004 and became its President and CEO in 2012. He has extensive knowledge of social responsibility issues within the highly complex worldwide supply chains of the apparel, textile and footwear sectors. A recognized expert in the area of social compliance and responsible sourcing, he is the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) and sits on the Impartiality Committees of several audit organizations. He also served on the Board of Advisors of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety.
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