WORKPLACE - Implementation

1.2.1 Board accountability

Is there board oversight/board committee working with children’s rights issues in relation to the workplace?

Scoring options

  • 0: Yes, there is a board oversight/board committee working on sustainability, CSR, social issues or human rights in relation to the workplace, and children’s rights are mentioned as part of their responsibilities explicitly or implicitly
  • 5: There is a board oversight/board committee working on sustainability, CSR, social issues or human rights in relation to the workplace but children’s rights are not explicitly mentioned as part of their responsibilities
  • 0: No, there is no board oversight/board committee working on sustainability, CSR, social issues or human rights in relation to the workplace

Rationale

It is important for the board of directors, not only to put their seal of approval on policies, but also state which issues are important for the company to focus on, and for the board to follow-up on progress and/or compliance issues related to this.

What are we looking for?

A link between what the Board states as their responsibilities/reporting they receive that includes child labour, e.g. if a prohibition on child labour is found in CoC, and the Board and/or Audit/Sustainability Committee receives reports on non-compliance. (If the board only approves company policies, this is not enough. We are also looking for evidence of the board following-up on progress.) GRI standards ref: 102-18, 102-19, 102-20, 102-22

Methodology

Corporate Sector & Children’s Rights
Benchmark Series

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