COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENT - Policies & Commitments

4.1.2 Policies & Commitments:
Community impacts

Is the company committed to reducing their negative community impacts and increasing their positive contribution to the local community?

Scoring options

  • 10 = Yes, the company is committed to increasing their positive impact and/or reducing their negative impact on the community and specifically children, even beyond the scope of their own operations.
  • 5 = The company is committed to increasing positive impact and/or reducing negative impact on the community, even beyond the scope of their own operations. Children are not specifically mentioned.
  • 0 = No, the company is not explicitly committed to reducing negative community impacts or increasing its positive contribution to the local community, or this commitment is not publicly available.

Why is this important?

A commitment to the community shows a company’s commitment to society as well as an awareness of its impacts on the wider community and its social license to operate. It also demonstrates an understanding of a corporation’s responsibility to protect its surrounding community beyond the scope of its own operations.

About the scoring

A score of 10 is given if the company has a clear and public commitment in relation to the impact it can have on children in the community beyond the scope of its own operations, e.g.:

  • Displacement of communities when acquiring land for business use
  • Impact resulting from traffic/logistics
  • Noise and disturbing sounds
  • Ability to move freely and safely within the community
  • Access to quality healthcare and education

A score of 5 is given if the company has such a clear commitment, but children are not specifically mentioned.

Indicator reference

Children’s Rights and Business Principles:

  • All business should respect and support children’s rights in relation to the environment and to land acquisition and use (Principle 7)

Methodology

Corporate Sector & Children’s Rights
Benchmark Series

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