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1 Corporate Social Responsibility - Enabling Business Establishment for Sustainable Growth Children’s Rights and Business Principles’ 6th June 2014 Kochi Dr.Satish Kumar MD;MNAMS;FIPHA Chief, UNICEF State Office for Tamil Nadu & Kerala 1 ‘

2 Child Rights & Business Principles Business Principles to realise Child Rights Consultative Process began in 2010 UNICEF,SCF, UN Global Compact 2

3 Child Rights Realisation States have primary duty Everyone has a role to play Business – large or small – has great impact (operations, product, marketing) 3

4 Business – much beyond shareholders and compliance with laws Part of large social contract Core strategies responsive to - Environmental, Political, Social issues Child Rights Realisation

5 UN Global Compact Established in UN Global Compact Principles Children’s Right and Business Principles build on UN Global compact and other initiatives Promotes child centric CSR agenda

6 Business community must invest in children Children < /3 of world’s population Childhood – Unique period of rapid development Childhood deprivations – Long lasting and disastrous Stable and sustainable future Why Children?

7 10 Principles All Business Should Follow 1)Meet their responsibility to respect children’s rights and commit to supporting the human rights - All business should put in place appropriate policies and processes, as set out in the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights endorsed by the United Nations Human Rights Council 7

8 10 Principles All Business Should Follow 2) Contribute to the elimination of child labour, including in all business activities and business relationships  Work with governments, social partners and others to promote education and sustainable solutions to the root causes of child labour  The H&M Project in Dharmapuri & Salem, Tamil Nadu has a comprehensive approach to prevent and eliminate child labour 8

9 10 Principles All Business Should Follow 3) Provide decent work for young workers, parents and caregivers  Provide decent work for young workers, including age appropriate social protection and health information services.  Provide decent working conditions that also supports both women and men, in their roles as parents or caregivers 9

10 10 Principles All Business Should Follow 4) Ensure the protection and safety of children in all business activities and facilities  Develop and implement a child protection code of conduct for business operations.  The hospitality & tourism industry should adhere to the Code of Conduct for Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism 10

11 10 Principles All Business Should Follow 5) Ensure that products and services are safe, and seek to support children’s rights through them  Seek to prevent and eliminate the risk that products and services could be used to abuse, exploit or other wise harm children in anyway (e.g., toxic materials used for toys)  Take steps to maximize the accessibility and availability of products and services that are essential to children’s survival and development 11

12 10 Principles All Business Should Follow 6) Use marketing and advertising that respect and support children’s rights  Ensure that communications and marketing do not have an adverse impact on children’s rights  Use marketing that raises awareness and promotes children’s rights, healthy lifestyles and non-violent values 12

13 10 Principles All Business Should Follow 7) Respect and support children’s rights in relation to the environment and to land acquisition and use  Respect children’s rights in relation to the environment, and when acquiring and using land for business operations  Take measures to progressively reduce the emission of green house gases from company operations and promote resource use that is sustainable. 13

14 10 Principles All Business Should Follow 8) Respect and support children’s rights in security arrangements  Respecting children’s rights by not recruiting or use children in security arrangements either directly or through private or public security service providers. 14

15 10 Principles All Business Should Follow 9) Help protect children affected by emergencies  Help protect children whose rights are affected by emergencies by raising awareness among workers and community members of the increased risks of violence, abuse and exploitation of children in such contexts  During Tsunami, corporates provided support towards health care and skill based education 15

16 10 Principles All Business Should Follow 10) Reinforce community and government efforts to protect and fulfill children’s rights  Support government efforts to protect and promote children’s rights by undertaking strategic programmes for children  One of the corporates in Tamil Nadu has constructed household toilets in the adopted villages. Like wise, one can focus on health, education, water and sanitation, etc., 16

17 Thank you


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