Take the next step

Is your company a Beginner, an Improver, an Achiever or a Leader when it comes to children’s rights?

Beginner

You’re on your way! Your company has developed a few policies and practices that address your organization’s impact on children’s rights or human rights in general.

The next step in order to create change, is to assess which children’s rights areas are most important for your company. Then start to put the right policies in place and embed them into company practice, ideally followed-up on through monitoring, transparent reporting and programmes to create action for children’s rights. This way you will become an Achiever on children’s rights.

 

Improver

You’re getting there! Your company has developed and implemented some policies and practices that address your organization’s impact on children’s rights or human rights in general. Your company realizes that having policies in place and/or contributing to children’s rights through different initiatives is an important first step to show commitment.

The next step in order to create change is to assess which children’s rights areas are most important for your company. Then make sure that you have the right policies in place and that they are embedded into company practice, followed-up on through monitoring, transparent reporting and programmes to create action for children’s rights. This way you will become an Achiever on children’s rights.

 

Achiever

Well done! Your company has developed and implemented several policies and practices that address your organization’s impact on children’s rights. Your company realizes that while policies are important, in order to create change those policies need to be embedded into company practice, and followed-up on through monitoring, transparent reporting and programmes to create action for children’s rights.

The next step is to address remaining gaps in your practice – see next page for more details on strengths and weaknesses across various areas, strengthen and maintain performance where you’re doing well, and you will become a Leader on children’s rights.

Leader

Congratulations! Your company has developed and implemented several policies and practices that address your organization’s impact on children’s rights across several important areas. Your company has taken concrete steps to move beyond policies and have embedded children’s rights into company practice, following-up through monitoring, transparent reporting and programmes to create action for children’s rights.

The next step is to assess remaining gaps in your practice – see next page for more details on strengths and weaknesses across various areas -; maintaining and continuing to improve performance where you’re doing well, showing others the way, as you are a leader on children’s rights.

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Children's Rights in South America 2019

In an effort to provide insights and guidance on how businesses protect – or fall short in protecting – children’s rights in South America, this report draws on one of Global Child Forum’s essential research products ‘The corporate sector and children’s rights benchmark’. More specifically, insights are provided across three areas where the corporate sector impacts children’s rights: The Workplace, The Marketplace, The Community and the Environment. In 2017, Global Child Forum, in partnership with Boston Consulting Group, published a benchmark study of the 300 largest companies in the region. This report is a follow-up to that study. An updated benchmark analysis has been conducted on 20 of the region’s largest companies.

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Children's Rights in Southern Africa 2019

In an effort to provide insights and guidance on how businesses protect – or fall short in protecting – children’s rights in South Africa, this report draws on one of Global Child Forum’s essential research products ‘The corporate sector and children’s rights benchmark’. More specifically, insights are provided across three areas where the corporate sector impacts children’s rights: The Workplace, The Marketplace, The Community and the Environment. In 2015, Global Child Forum, in partnership with Boston Consulting Group, published a benchmark study of the 271 largest companies in the region. This report is a follow-up to that study. An updated benchmark analysis has been conducted on 20 of the region’s largest companies.

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