Children's rights in integration and action

The integration of children’s rights refers to actions taken in response to particular impacts – both potential and actual – as identified in the human rights impact assessment. The business can also consider developing action plans and partnerships that leverage strategic opportunities to support children’s rights.

Effective due diligence requires that the company’s response is properly anchored in internal procedures and systems. This includes allocating responsibility at the appropriate level and function within the business, as well as ensuring sufficient resources and internal oversight to address performance. Additionally, establishing clear and measurable goals is important for accountability.

Embedding children’s rights into company policies and procedures refers to creating a culture of respect for children’s human rights and to recognizing these rights as a core value of the business.

UNICEF’s tool for business on Children's Rights in Impact Assessments provides guidance on specific actions a company can take to address the child rights risks or opportunities identified through the impact assessment.