Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector


Ben Vanpeperstraete

Garment Sector Advisor
Freedom Fund


Ben Vanpeperstraete studied sociology and anthropology at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. He later worked on the intersection between labor rights, human rights due diligence and international trade, with a focus on the clothing sector. He supported global unions in their work on the legally binding Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and contributed to the Rana Plaza, Tazreen and Ali Enterprises compensation arrangements. He furthermore worked on EU trade policy, especially on the EU Bangladesh Sustainability Compact and the Everything but Arms Cambodia investigation. Ben is a consultant for the Freedom Fund supporting their apparel supply chain program.