SCA is one of the world’s largest companies in personal care products, with presence in approximately 100 countries. This Deep Dive looks at their journey on the way to recognising children as key stakeholders to their company and ensuring that children’s rights are integrated into their daily operations. It also describes how SCA has entered several strategic collaborations and partnerships with different organizations to further children’s rights in different ways, but always integrated with their core business.
This Deep Dive is part of our series that looks at how companies find solutions and harness opportunities that create meaningful change.
(Photo credit: SCA – Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi)
With its roots in the forest industry in northern Sweden, family and community have always been part of SCA's identity as a company. How did they formalise this business culture to ensure that the best interests of children were integrated into their company?
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