Children's rights and business principles
In January 2017, the Telia Company Board of Directors decided to make Children’s Rights a focus area within the company’s approach to Responsible business, which is an area with high priority for the board. It was decided that Telia will use the “Children’s Rights and Business Principles” (CRBP) as a framework for this.
The CRBP are like the Convention of the Child for corporations. The principles have been developed by Save the Children, UNICEF and UN Global Compact and considers the company’s workplace, market and its touchpoints with the community where the company operates. We follow the actions described in CRBP and use them as guidelines in our work.
In collaboration with Save the Children we made a GAP analysis of our business, which resulted in an action plan based on materiality in the perspective of our specific business as a telco operator, where Principle 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 10 stood out as areas where we could make a difference.