Community and Environment

Children grow up in communities and environments that are impacted by business operations and supply chains. Families live next to factories, mines and agricultural fields all of which produce air, water and land pollution which are especially harmful to children.  Children also live in areas with rampant conflict around valuable resources, including land, forests and rivers and are particularly at risk of exploitation during conflict. In this context, business has the responsibility and opportunity to not only ensure that their operations and supply chains do not have adverse effects on children’s wellbeing, but also incorporate the voices of communities, including children, to empower them and build sustainable communities.