Children’s situation

A third of the world’s population
Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children

Children are among the most marginalized and vulnerable members of society. Children under 18 years old account for almost one third of the world’s population.

In many countries, children and youth make up almost one half of the national population. It is inevitable that business, whether small or large, will interact with and have an effect on the lives of children both directly and indirectly.

Children are key stakeholders of business – as consumers, family members of employees, young workers, and as future employees and business leaders. At the same time, children are key members of the communities and environments in which business operates.

Here is a chance to advance your understanding, as a business, on how you may affect children in relation to your operations, principle by principle.