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Over the past six years Unicef has developed a set of tools and resources for business to support them to effectively identify and address child rights within their business. These resources have all been developed through consultative processes with business and a wide range of experts and stakeholders.

General toolkits and resources

Child Rights and Business Atlas

A joint initiative by Unicef and the Global Child Forum, the Atlas is an interactive platform which allows companies to better understand country-level and industry-level impacts on children in the workplace, marketplace, community and environment

 

Child Safeguarding Toolkit for Business

A step-by-step guide to identifying and preventing risks to children who interact with your business

 

Children’s Rights in Impact Assessments

Assessing performance and identifying actions for improvement

 

Engaging Stakeholders on Children’s Rights

This tool offers guidance to companies on engaging stakeholders, including children, on children’s rights as part of enhancing their standards and practices at both the corporate and site levels.

 

Operational Level Grievance Mechanisms fit for children

This discussion paper explores how businesses can help children to raise grievances effectively when their rights have been infringed.

This how-to webinar will guide you through the basic technical functions of the Atlas platform

Children's Rights and Business Atlas webinar

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Industry toolkits and resources

Mining Toolkit

The Toolkit is designed to assist any of those in the mining sector who are responsible for designing and implementing strategies related to social and environmental performance at the project level.

 

Child Online Safety Assessment Tool

This tool provides guidance for any company that provides or makes use of Internet and associated technologies to assess how children’s rights in a digital world are considered in their policies and processes.

 

A Child Rights Based Approach to Food Marketing: A Guide for Policymakers

This resource provides businesses engaged in the marketing of food and non-alcoholic beverages to children, with a legal analysis linking the WHO Recommendations with a human rights framework aimed at reducing childhood obesity. The report offers analysis on the extent of children’s exposure to unhealthy food marketing, detailing the rights impacted and setting out government duties and corporates responsibilities to protect and respect these rights.

 

Children and Digital Marketing: Rights, Risks and Obligations: A Discussion Paper

This paper is designed to prompt wide-ranging discussions about operations, practices, roles and opportunities across the digital marketing value chain. It speaks primarily to advertisers of products intended for or desired by children and publishers of sites and platforms which are child-directed, or where children are or desire to be.

Child Rights Impact Assessments

Children are affected in global supply chains in many different ways. While child labour is a recognised concern, supply chains often have a range of additional direct and indirect impacts on children’s rights. By helping companies understand impacts and take action, UNICEF has conducted a number of impact assessments in across a number of sectors with a view to develop and pilot solutions that can lead towards better work and living conditions for workers and their families in global supply chains.

The Ready-Made Garment Sector and Children in Bangladesh

The Apparel and Footwear Sector and Children in Vietnam

Palm Oil and Children in Indonesia: Exploring the Sector’s Impact on Children’s Rights

Contact

If you have any questions regarding our work or would like to express your interest in engaging with Unicef UK, please reach out to us at crb@unicef.org.uk