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Children's Rights and Business Principles

©UNICEF Philippines/2017/Jeoffrey Maitem

Developed by UNICEF and other key partners, the Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP) is the first comprehensive set of principles to guide private sector companies on the full range of actions they can take in the workplace, marketplace, and community to respect and support children’s rights.

By integrating these principles into the core strategies of business development, management, and operations, leaders can strengthen their existing corporate sustainability initiatives, while ensuring an increase in performance and growth. Moreover, these efforts build a trusted reputation within the community, improve risk management, and secure a social license to operate.

A commitment to children can also help recruit and maintain a driven and motivated workforce, and help build strong, well-educated communities that are vital to a stable, inclusive, and sustainable economic environment.

The Children’s Rights and Business Principles provide a detailed framework for understanding and addressing the impact of business on the rights and well-being of children.

A business must:

We at UNICEF hope that these principles will serve as inspiration and a guide for all businesses in their interactions with children.

Support children’s rights through your business.

Join UNICEF’s initiative by taking the necessary steps and actions to become a business that supports and protects children’s rights. PricewaterhouseCoopers Philippines, in partnership with UNICEF, provides an in-depth training and consultation program on CRBP to ensure that you integrate these core principles into your operations and policies.

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