Fund against Child Labour (FBK) step-by-step plan

To participate in the FBK programme, you will have to go through three successive steps. If your company has already taken certain steps, you may be able to skip those in consultation with us.

Step-by-step plan for the Fund against Child Labour

 

1. Orientation

  • Request a non-obligatory interview with an RVO adviser to discuss a potential application by sending an email to fbk@rvo.nl or calling +31 (0)88 042 42 42.
  • After the interview, complete the mandatory quick scan form so we can advise you on your next step. The advice related to the quick scan will allow you to progress to the next phase.
  • Analyse the risks of child labour featuring in your commercial chain and analyse in-house processes that might contribute towards child labour. This is what we refer to as the risk assessment. You can carry it out yourself or enlist the assistance of RVO experts in the field of child labour.
  • At the end of this phase, you may apply for a subsidy for Local Impact Research (Project A) and/or Implementation (Project B).
     

2. Local Impact Research (Project A)

Following the risk assessment in Step 1, you will start in-depth research into child labour on site and within your business or businesses:

  • stakeholder analysis: together with local experts, you will identify potentially vulnerable groups and the other parties and stakeholders involved;
  • local field survey: this will enable you to check whether your production chain involves child labour;
  • an examination into the root causes of child labour: this will involve examining the underlying causes that might give rise to child labour;
  • connection with the business: here, you will analyse your internal business processes and determine the extent to which they prevent child labour.
     

3. Implementation (Project B)

Following the completion of the Local Impact Research (Project A), you will start on-site activities aimed at tackling child labour and take due diligence measures within your own business.

Implementation of measures (Project B)

  • local implementation: you will ensure that local measures aimed at countering and preventing child labour are implemented;
  • internal implementation: you will ensure that internal measures aimed at countering and preventing child labour are implemented within your business.

Structural embedding (Project B)

  • local monitoring: you will monitor the impact of the local measures and adjust them where necessary;
  • internal monitoring: you will monitor your in-house measures and adjust them where necessary;
  • transparency: you will inform your customers and stakeholders about how your business is reducing the risks of child labour within your chain.

You will deliver a final report at the end of this phase, indicating what you have achieved with the FBK project and how you are ensuring that the measures remain effective, including after the project has ended.
 

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