UNICEF releases new tools for business on children's rights

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1 May 2014

[PDF] Children’s Rights in Sustainability Reporting: Second edition

Author: UNICEF

This tool is intended to help companies report and communicate on how they are respecting and supporting children’s rights. The tool is aligned with the other UNICEF tools for corporate social responsibility and provides guidance notes for each of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, including examples of what to report on. It highlights relevant GRI disclosures, with annotations in italics that describe how the GRI disclosures might be extended to integrate children’s rights into sustainability measuring and reporting.

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1 December 2013

Tools on Children's Rights and Business now available

Author: UNICEF

UNICEF has released a set of tools that provide practical guidance on how to integrate child rights considerations into broader risk management processes. They explain in plain language what children’s rights mean for business and how companies can respect and support children’s rights in their decisions, activities and relationships.

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Article
1 December 2013

[PDF] Children Are Everyone’s Business Workbook 2.0 - A guide for integrating children’s rights into policies, impact assessments and sustainability reporting

Author: UNICEF

‘Children Are Everyone’s Business: Workbook 2.0’ is a comprehensive tool designed to guide companies through the ongoing process of learning about and integrating children’s rights into business policies and management processes. It follows and builds on the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, which were developed through consultations led by UNICEF, Save the Children and the United Nations Global Compact, and provides practical guidance for implementing the Principles.

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Article
1 December 2013

[PDF] Children's Rights in Impact Assessments - A guide for integrating children’s rights intoimpact assessments and taking action for children

Author: UNICEF, Danish Institute for Human Rights

This tool is intended for use by companies to assess their performance in meeting their responsibility to respect children’s rights and identify opportunities to support children’s rights as outlined in the Children’s Rights and Business Principles. The tool offers a number of criteria that companies can use to review critical areas of potential or actual impact on children’s rights, and identify actions for improvement. In addition, the tool offers guidance on specific actions a company can take to integrate respect and support for children’s rights in their business operations and value chain.

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Article
1 December 2013

[PDF] Children's Rights in Policies and Codes of Conduct

Author: UNICEF

This tool recommends ways for all businesses to incorporate children’s rights into their policies and codes of conduct, based on the Children’s Rights and Business Principles. It reaches beyond the traditional focus areas of child labour and philanthropy and outlines the child rights elements that are relevant to all companies. At the same time, it is intended to be flexible and adaptable, and includes elements that companies can adopt and integrate as appropriate, based on their biggest areas of risk and opportunity.

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1 December 2013

[PDF] Children’s Rights in Sustainability Reporting - A guide for integrating children’s rights into the GRI reporting framework

Author: UNICEF

This tool is intended to help companies report and communicate on how they are respecting and supporting children’s rights. The tool provides child rights extensions to existing GRI indicators in order to enable companies to report on children’s rights using existing reporting frameworks.

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