Global Child Forum
The impact of industries on children’s lives
For our benchmark, each industry a company belongs to is weighted across our impact areas. The weighting takes into account material topics identified as critical for each industry within Workplace, Marketplace, and Community & Environment. The Governance & Collaboration impact area is determined to be equally important for all industries, and is therefore assigned the same weight (25%).
You can find the weighting by industry in the table below.
|Sector||Industry||Gov. & Collaboration||Workplace||Marketplace||Comm. & Environment|
|Consumer Discretionary||Apparel & Footwear||25%||31%||21%||23%|
|Consumer Discretionary||Automobiles & Components||25%||22%||25%||28%|
|Consumer Discretionary||Passenger Transport||25%||16%||30%||30%|
|Consumer Discretionary||Personal & Household Products||25%||30%||25%||20%|
|Consumer Discretionary||Tires & Rubber||25%||33%||5%||37%|
|B2B||Construction Materials & Supplies||25%||45%||8%||22%|
|B2B||Construction & Engineering||25%||43%||0%||31%|
|Basic Materials||Agricultural Products||25%||36%||9%||30%|
|Basic Materials||Containers & Packaging||25%||33%||14%||28%|
|Basic Materials||Metals & Mining||25%||31%||0%||44%|
|Basic Materials||Paper & Forest Products||25%||41%||0%||34%|
|Energy & Utilities||Agricultural Products||25%||36%||9%||30%|
|Energy & Utilities||Oil & Gas||25%||19%||9%||47%|
|Energy & Utilities||Utilities||25%||16%||24%||35%|
|Energy & Utilities||Waste Management||25%||34%||9%||32%|
|Food, Beverage & Personal Care||Agricultural Products||25%||36%||9%||30%|
|Food, Beverage & Personal Care||Food & Beverage||25%||33%||28%||14%|
|Food, Beverage & Personal Care||Personal & Household Products||25%||30%||25%||20%|
|Food, Beverage & Personal Care||Retail||25%||30%||27%||18%|
|Healthcare||Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology||25%||30%||32%||13%|
|Technology & Telecommunications||IT Software & Services||25%||25%||37%||13%|
|Technology & Telecommunications||Electronics-B2C||25%||29%||24%||22%|
|Technology & Telecommunications||Electronics-B2B||25%||41%||4%||30%|
|Technology & Telecommunications||Telecommunications||25%||28%||25%||22%|
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