Global Child Forum
For 10 years, Global Child Forum has been benchmarking companies on children’s rights with one goal – to give companies the insights they need to drive positive change. We’re excited to now make our methodology available to companies who have not yet benchmarked in our study.
The self-assessment tool will diagnose your company´s strengths and weaknesses related to children’s rights – and give you a chance to see how well you stack up against the largest global companies in your sector and region. With this compelling evidence, you can drive the change you need in order to achieve your sustainability goals and become a leader in your sector.
How does it work?
The tool will let you assess your company’s efforts on 27 indicators related to children’s rights and business. After completing the survey, you will get a scorecard with your results and, most importantly, also get key insights that can be shared internally to inform your sustainability strategy. Your results will also be compared with your peers. The self-assessment takes around 30 minutes to complete.
This assessment looks into different issues within CSR/ESG on a corporate level and whether your company includes a child rights perspective into these areas. The tool is meant for whoever within your company that has insight into these areas and the public disclosures on them.
Are you ready to see where you stand? Your first step starts here!
Please note that this is a self-assessment and that Global Child Forum will have not verified your final score. Your end result can therefore not be used in public communication nor do Global Child Forum endorse or take responsibility for the results.
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Global Child Forum, in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group, has been benchmarking companies since 2014 on a range of issues related to how corporate’s address children’s rights. To date, we have benchmarked more than 2600 companies globally and more is yet to come.
With knowledge from our benchmark, the corporate sector is better equipped to meet the demands of financial investors, governments, civil society and the society in which they operate. Companies can also assess their performance in relation to peers in different markets and regions. Our long-standing benchmark series enables us to track progress over time – and the data is also relevant for investors and other stakeholders that assess or rank companies.
In 2020, Global Child Forum joined the World Benchmarking Alliance and adopted their SDG2000 as our universe. From this list, we select the companies to be included in our benchmark.The self-assessment tool is primarily meant for companies included in the SDG2000 list that we have not yet benchmarked.
If you are not within the SDG2000 but are interested in taking the assessment, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
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If there are any questions, please send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Respecting children’s rights is an inherent part of good business practice and risk management and should, therefore, have implications for a company’s financial results. Few investors would contest the sound logic of this statement. However, there is still little empirical evidence to directly connect a company’s profitability to how well it manages children’s rights. To help fill this knowledge gap, Global Child Forum, in cooperation with Boston Consulting Group, has conducted an analysis of the relationship between a company’s profitability and its score in the 2021 Children’s Rights Global Benchmark. The research looked at both EBITDA margin and Total Shareholder Return (TSR) for all 853 companies surveyed. Download the study to learn more about the results.
Vodafone’s purpose is to “connect for a better future” enabling an inclusive and sustainable digital society. Its know-how and scale – with over 315 million mobile customers in Europe and across Africa – gives it a unique opportunity to drive positive change for society. Vodafone’s networks connect family, friends, businesses and governments and play a vital role in keeping economies running, including critical sectors like education and healthcare. With such scale, Vodafone recognises not only the positive impacts on people’s rights from digital technology, but also the potential that its operations could impact human rights – including children’s rights, even though Vodafone’s services are not marketed to them. Based on this insight, the company has been working actively to strengthen children’s rights across their business in the several ways, elaborated in this case study:
As a global electronics company with more than 260 000 employees in 74 countries, one of the core values of Samsung is “People First”. Based on the firm belief that a company is only as good as its employees, and with an ambition to continue to be an attractive employer, the company has prioritised implementing a range of family-friendly policies promoting employee wellbeing and work-life balance. The case study was published together with the global benchmark; The State of Children’s Rights and Business 2021. Click here to get to the full report. Download the case study to learn more.
This playbook provides starting points for defining the different types of stereotyping that can have a harmful impact on a child’s well-being and development, with tools for business to create guidelines and strategies for ensuring diversity and inclusion in their creative content and products for children.
No. 4 in a series of company reflections for the Global Child Forum on the ways in which companies address children’s rights and child-related issues. The study showcases Wilmar’s path towards establishing more sustainable business practices and developing a better understanding of the need to integrate a children’s rights perspective across its operations and suppliers. Click here to read the State of Children’s Rights in Southeast Asia Benchmark 2020.