Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector


Guus Houttuin

European External Action Service (EEAS)

Senior Advisor Trade


Guus Houttuin is Senior Trade Advisor to the European External Action Service and chairs the OECD Multi-stakeholder Steering Group on "responsible minerals". He focuses on due diligence in the supply chain and responsible business conduct from a Brussels and global perspective and also monitors countries' performance on human and labor rights and environment under the EU's General Scheme of Preferences. As Ambassador for the Council of the EU he was involved in the creation of the Human Rights Council. Before that he was a Legal Adviser to the Council of the European Union, i.a. during the negotiations on the Kyoto Protocol.

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