Frits Nagel is a textile engineer and has been working for 40 years in the same private company, “WE”. ¨WE¨ has 280 shops for men, women and children’s clothing in six West European countries. After 35 years of working for the buying department with a specialty for buying in Asia, he became Purchasing Controller with the full responsibility for quality control, general delivery Instructions and improving working conditions with the suppliers. Mr. Nagel has been a member of the Board of Advisory for SA8000 certification in June 2000.
Starting from Jan. 1st 2003 he also set up a consultancy office for social responsibility for working conditions based on the SA8000 certification. He gives lectures and workshops mostly for Universities about this subject. Sometimes he also works for the Dutch Government to provide information about the SA8000 certification in developing countries.