CHILDREN’S RIGHTS AND THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA AT GLOBAL COMPACT+15 (23 JUNE 2015, UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK CITY) / Which business practices will be influenced by the Children’s Rights and Business Principles?

The Principles seek to be relevant across the entire corporate value chain. Many businesses will learn that children’s rights are a cross-cutting issue affecting all corporate functions, including human resources (work environment; workplace conditions, family-friendly work policies, women’s employment); supply chain management (supplier standards, monitoring); government affairs (policy development; lobbying); marketing (responsible advertising/marketing practices); R&D (product safety, distribution), and others.

Overall, the Principles emphasize the importance of due diligence practices – including thorough policies and procedures to identify and address risks and negative impacts and to maximize the positive impacts on children.

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