Niels van den Beucken CFO of Arte. Arte, a SME company, is a custom supplier of stone and derivative products (kitchen worktops and projects).
10 Years ago we consciously focused on sustainability and we were the driving force behind positive change in our chain. In 2017 we were given the green light for participating in the Subsidy Program Fund for Combatting Child Labour. Our goal: integrating a community based approach towards the creation of Child Labour Free Zones and effective supply chain measures by Arte and her local supplier in India with support of Arisa and a local NGO. No material support, but a change in mentality to effectively tackle child labour and its root causes in the stone sector.