Steering CommitteeThe Steering Committee members represent the signatories to the agreement.
Independent chair: Pierre Hupperts (independent expert on International Responsible Business Conduct)
Government of the Netherlands:
- Jos Huber (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
- Arnoud Passenier (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management)
- Jeroen van Dijken (VGT)
- Nienke Steen (Modint)
- Femke den Hartog (INretail)
- Sarah Baghat (FNV)
- Nicole Engmann-van Eijbergen (CNV)
- Eva Smulders (UNICEF)
- Lonneke Bakker (Four Paws)
- Tamar Hoek (Solidaridad)
- Marijke Willemsen (WE Europe B.V.)
- ZsuZsa Kozma (Vanillia)
- Shirley Schijvens (Schijvens Corporate Fashion)
Secretariat hosted by the SERA Secretariat has been established to help implement the agreement. The Secretariat is hosted by the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER) in The Hague. The SER also facilitated the negotiations that led to the agreement. The Secretariat assists the Steering Committee with its tasks. It also advises and assists the participating businesses with the activities that they are obliged to undertake under the terms of the agreement. The Secretariat is further responsible for assessing the action plans and for proposing collective activities.
FundingThe National Government of the Netherlands has made funds available to support the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile. The funds will be drawn from the budget of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will be available for two years. The SER is contributing 20% of the necessary funding. The agreement stipulates that the garment and textile sector will cooperate with the government on developing proposals for long-term funding.
Complaints and disputes
An independent complaints and disputes committee was established summer 2017.