About this guide
Welcome to Global Child Forum’s practical step-by-step guide on how to incorporate children’s rights into existing business processes. This guide aims to inform, inspire, and equip companies to implement a children’s rights perspective throughout the value chain. The workbook has been written in alignment with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and The Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBPs).
Who is it for?
The guide can be used by professionals working in sustainability, social impact or human rights, or consultants supporting companies in their human rights due diligence work.
What does this guide contain?
In the guide you’ll find:
- Step-by-step guidance and concrete tips
- Information to help you build an internal business case
- Examples from other companies such as Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, and more!
- Useful checklists
- References to other valuable tools and frameworks
- Templates to use in your organisation, to help understand, map and address your company’s impact on children
Developed together with our partners
The workbook was developed with the active support and participation of Lindéngruppen*, driven by a determination to implement a children’s rights perspective in their own businesses and enable other companies to do the same.
Our benchmark partner Boston Consulting Group supported the development process, and Emily Sara Lee of ESLEE Consulting contributed invaluable expertise in human rights due diligence and was responsible for compiling and finalising text and templates.
* Lindéngruppen is a second-generation family business based in the South of Sweden, focusing on sustainable and long-term development of industrial companies. The group is made up of Beckers, Colart, Alex Begg and Höganäs.