Our world today is facing a global pandemic – one that knows no borders. But those that will potentially suffer the most far-reaching, long-term negative impact are children. The impact is likely to be devastating, even though children who contract COVID-19 appear to have less severe symptoms and lower mortality rates than other age groups.  With more than 1.5 billion students out of school, widespread job loss and economic insecurity we are seeing increase rates of child labor, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, youth unemployment,  and lack of access to education.

In this context, business has the responsibility, and the opportunity, to ensure that their operations – and that those in their supply chain – do everything they can to ensure that their communities, and especially children, can survive and thrive.