To participate in the programme, you must follow 3 steps.
If your company has already taken certain steps, you may be able to skip those in consultation with us.
- You can request an orientation interview by email or by telephone.
- After the interview, you complete the mandatory quick scan. We use the quick scan to advise you on your next step.
- Risk assessment: analyse the risks of child labour in your commercial chain. Analyse in-house processes that may contribute to child labour. You can do this yourself or ask our assistance. Use the 'FBK Guideline Risk Analysis 2020'.
- 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 your research on child labour on-site and in your business or businesses:
- Stakeholder analysis: together with local experts, you identify potentially vulnerable groups and other parties and stakeholders involved;
- Local field survey: check if your production chain involves child labour;
- An examination into the root causes of child labour: this involves examining the underlying causes that may increase child labour;
- A connection with the business: you analyse your internal business processes and determine the extent to which your processes 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 ending child labour and take due diligence measures in your own business.
Implementation of measures (Project B)
- Local implementation: you make sure 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 in your business.
Structural embedding (Project B)
- Local monitoring: you monitor the impact of the local measures and adjust them where necessary;
- Internal monitoring: you monitor your in-house measures and adjust them where necessary;
- Transparency: you inform your customers and stakeholders about how your business reduces the risks of child labour in your chain.
You must deliver a final report at the end of this phase (see Project Administration). In this report, you show the achievements of your project. You also explain how the measures stay effective after the project has ended.