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Save the Children Germany
As a 2021 global report by the Global Child Forum has shown, most companies still fail to understand the impact their businesses have on children and the wider communities.
To shed a brighter light on the situation of children impacted by global supply chains, The Centre for Child Rights and Business, a subsidiary of Save the Children, has since 2019 conducted a total of 20 Supply Chain Child Rights Risk Assessments for public and private partners in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South America.
Commissioned by Save the Children Germany, this report conducts a meta-analysis of all 20 assessments. These studies provide an exhaustive data set documenting the child rights situation in today’s supply chains. It covers eight sourcing countries within the manufacturing, agriculture and mining industries, and not only assesses key child rights violations and industry-specific challenges but also discloses gaps and good practices in companies’ supply chain management.
Through the analysis of data from 20 assessments, we can summarise the key findings as follows:
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