Engaging stakeholders on children's rights

This tool offers guidance to companies on engaging stakeholders on children’s rights as part of enhancing their standards and practices at both the corporate and site levels. Engaging stakeholders on children’s rights can inform the development of company policies, and human rights due diligence processes (assessing actual and potential human rights impacts, integrating and acting upon the findings, tracking responses and communicating how impacts are addressed), and the development of grievance and remediation mechanisms. Stakeholder engagement can also feed into a company’s broader sustainability strategy and long-term goals (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: Stakeholder engagement can inform a number of company processes

This tool provides:

• Guidance to help companies determine the relevance and appropriate level of engagement with stakeholders on children's rights
• Guidance and tools on identifying and prioritizing child rights stakeholders, including children
• Guidance for companies that plan to consult children directly, and how to do so ethically, with appropriate safeguards for children in place 

 

Stakeholder Engagement Tool

Engaging Stakeholders on Children's Rights

Authors: UNICEF
Date: September, 2014
Download: English
 
This tool offers guidance to companies on engaging stakeholders on children’s rights as part of enhancing their standards and practices at both the corporate and site levels. Engaging stakeholders on children’s rights can inform the development of company policies, and human rights due diligence processes (assessing actual and potential human rights impacts, integrating and acting upon the findings, tracking responses and communicating how impacts are addressed), and the development of grievance and remediation mechanisms. Stakeholder engagement can also feed into a company’s broader sustainability strategy and long-term goals (see Figure 1).