MARKETPLACE - Implementation

2.2.2 Materiality assessment

Does the company identify children’s rights issues in the marketplace as material/salient for their business (explicitly or implicitly)?

Scoring options

  • 10: Yes, the company identifies children’s rights issues in the marketplace as material/salient for their business (e.g. explicitly if children’s rights are mentioned on the materiality matrix or in the assessment of salient human rights issues, or implicitly if children’s rights are not included in the materiality matrix but other issues identified as material / salient are linked to children’s rights in the text of the report)
  • 5: The company identifies broader human rights/wider society/community issues in its materiality / saliency assessment but there is no specific reference to children’s rights
  • 0: No, the company does not identify children’s rights issues or wider human rights issues as material for their business.

Rationale

To show that a company takes children’s rights issues seriously, they should at a minimum be considered in a materiality matrix (or be included in a larger group of questions, e.g. product safety/responsibility or responsible marketing)

What are we looking for?

Product safety/responsible marketing is found as a topic in materiality analysis/matrix, and it is clear from reporting that consideration to children’s rights/specific needs are covered under product safety/responsible marketing e.g. in Sustainability Report or public policy. Note, even if product safety for children isn’t stated as a prioritized/top material issue, it still gives a point as it has been considered.
GRI standards ref: 102-47, 103-1

Methodology

Corporate Sector & Children’s Rights
Benchmark Series

To methodology overview