Best practice
Target group: Companies
Initiator(s): Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP)

Sustainable Development Goal(s): 4. Quality education10. Reduced inequalities16. Peace justice strong institutions17. Partnerships for the goals

Priorities for change: Work & InclusionInequality

Business and Children’s Rights

Everything a company does or does not do, directly or indirectly affects children’s welfare. This is the core message used by the commission for Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP) to raise awareness among companies on children’s rights.

Goals

  • Raising awareness among companies on children's rights
  • Making small interventions that can make a big difference for children

What

In the workplace, with their products and services or in their community. Many entrepreneurs in our country do not realise that small interventions can make a big difference for children. That is why a number of companies and NGOs in Belgium have joined the forum of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles Commission. They exchange best practices and look at how they can set up joint actions for the benefit of children and children’s rights.

The 10 Children’s Rights and Business Principles (CRBP) are guidelines for these companies regarding the structural integration of such actions in their sustainability policy.  The principles were developed at the international level by UNICEF, UN Global Compact (UNGC) and Save the Children.

Every company, large or small, can participate within the limits of its own capacities and resources. Let yourself be inspired by the many examples showcased in the Dutch version or French version of the brochure. In the video you will find the stories of 5 CRBP members who have already taken concrete steps to improve children’s rights in Belgium: