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Are you a company in the Netherlands interested in taking active steps to increase international corporate social responsibility (ICSR) within your organisation and production chain? If so, the Fund for Responsible Business (FVO) can help you identify and address ICSR risks and comply with Responsible Business Conduct agreements together with your partners and local civic organisations in your target country.

FVO has 2 pillars:

  • Pillar 1External link helps businesses in partnership with civic organisations identify and tackle ICSR risks in their production chains.
  • Pillar 2External link helps civic organisations implement Responsible Business Conduct agreements (in Dutch).

When do you qualify?

Your company qualifies for pillar 1 when:

  • Your activities address ICSR risks in your international production processes with a positive impact on manufacturing conditions in producer countries.
  • Your sustainability measures act on at least 1 issue listed in the OECD guidelines.
  • These activities are conducted within 4 years as part of a partnership.

How to apply?

The FVO s a 4-year subsidy programme. In 2019, €5.7 million is available for pillar 1.

This subsidy is open from 13 March 2019 until 5 September 2019. You can apply for FVOExternal link via the Netherlands Enterprise AgencyExternal link (RVO.nl).

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