Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector in Southern Africa

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All industries
Southern Africa

This benchmark study investigates the two hundred-seventy-one largest publicly traded companies in Southern Africa. Without measuring actual performance or compliance, the study aims to highlight if and how these companies address and report on children’s rights by reviewing and assessing publicly available information against nine indicators.


The 271 companies selected represent nine different industry sectors that are exposed to, or whose operations impact with, children’s rights issues. The industry sectors are Food & Beverage, Consumer Goods, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Travel & Leisure, Basic Materials, Industrial Good, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, and Financials.


The purpose of the benchmark studies is to to analyse trends on a global and regional scale and to enable tracking of progress on how the corporate sector addresses children’s rights over time.

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