The private sector plays an important role in helping UNICEF improve the quality of children’s lives. Partnerships between businesses and UNICEF offer mutual benefits by meeting the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and marketing needs while extending and enhancing UNICEF programmes that address the needs of children.
Our unique brand image makes UNICEF an attractive partner for companies wanting to make a contribution to the lives of children and at the same time build their brand and business.
Our current corporate partners include:
J&J is also helping address the gap in post-Haiyan interventions for adolescents by supporting activities that enhance adolescent health and development in disaster-affected sites in Iloilo and conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. The partnership includes the Creating Connections programme, a participatory approach to teaching life skills to adolescents; building Youth Hubs and providing clinic services that enable adolescents to access health services; providing assistance and supporting referral pathways for essential health, maternal, neonatal, nutrition, and child protection services; and supporting the enhancement of community mobilizers.
Finally, J&J is supporting increased access to Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) services for children in remote and disadvantaged communities, particularly 20 barangays in Malungon, Saranggani, Upi, and Parang, Maguindanao. Activities include orientation and advocacy, organization of home-based ECCD services, education of parents and community leaders, and training of national trainers.
Since 2004, J&J has helped improve the capacity of health facilities in basic emergence and obstetric care in Aurora, Isabela, Capiz and Eastern Samar. The company has also provided soaps in disaster relief efforts.
The partnership has also supported WASH in School programmes. In 2014, SM and UNICEF collaborated with the Local Government of Pasay City and the Department of Education (DOE) under the DOE's Essential Health Care Program (EHCP), which promotes and supports daily handwashing with soap, daily toothbrushing with fluoride, bi-annual deworming and improvements in water supply and handwashing facilities. The WASH in Schools programme also benefited children in Puerto Princesa, Palawan in 2015.
Apart from supporting WASH, SM donates booth spaces in its malls nationwide in support of UNICEF’s Champions for Children programme. SM has also hosted UNICEF events such as the Heroes for Children Run, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the Children First! Storybooks launch and the commemoration of the 25th Anniversary on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. SM also supports UNICEF advocacies, such as by having breastfeeding stations in all its malls and anti-child pornography campaigns by SM Cyberzone.
In 2008, P&G supported the promotion of hygiene in 10 underserved public schools in Sultan Kudarat and Bukidnon. Thousands of children from these schools now have access to improved water and sanitation facilities.