First-ever Child Rights and Business Assessment launched in Canada
TORONTO, December 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of Human Rights Day, UNICEF Canada and Global Compact Network Canada today launched the first-ever Child Rights and Business Assessment to help Canadian businesses assess their impact on children’s wellbeing. The tool provides ten recommendations for Canadian companies to become champions for children and includes examples of how leading Canadian companies are currently reporting on their efforts to address children’s rights.
TOKYO, November 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On November 19, LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, and an advocate of universal access to basic sanitation, celebrates World Toilet Day 2020 by marking improved access to toilets for 21 million people in over 38 countries.¹ As part of the commemoration, LIXIL will release the first progress report for the ‘Make a Splash!’ partnership with UNICEF, highlighting joint efforts to end open defecation and provide access to clean and safe toilets in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.
RYE BROOK, N.Y., May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Xylem Watermark, the corporate citizenship program of global water technology company Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), today announced support for UNICEF’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The partnership will provide access to safe water and sanitation for vulnerable children and families. Xylem’s COVID-19 contribution will be directed to the most at-risk communities, providing critical supplies and supporting UNICEF’s community health programs and youth engagement initiatives.
Initiative will support neonatal health in 7 provinces across north and central Vietnam
HA NOI, Vietnam, December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Kimberly-Clark and UNICEF today announced the extension of Huggies® ‘No Baby Unhugged’ program to Vietnam. The partnership will invest $1 million over the next three years to improve neonatal health outcomes in the rural mountainous and central highland provinces of north and central Vietnam and reduce infant mortality.
Essity and UNICEF in Mexico have entered into a new agreement to jointly promote awareness of the importance of good hand hygiene and to break the taboos around menstruation. Over the next three years, the collaboration will provide education to 4,000 pupils and 500 teachers in Mexico City and Chihuahua about attitudes and habits in connection with menstrual hygiene management and hand washing.
TOKYO, September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - LIXIL marks the first anniversary of Make a Splash! Toilets for All, its partnership with UNICEF. Launched on July 26, 2018, Make a Splash! Toilets for All is the first shared-value partnership for UNICEF with a Japanese company in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene space, aiming to contribute to progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 6.21.
July 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ A tiny bracelet is helping to save the lives of thousands of newborn babies in PNG and P&O Cruises’ guests are playing a part through the power of their one dollar contributions to the P&O Pacific Partnership.
PNG has one of the world’s highest infant mortality rates with 6,000 babies dying each year before the age of four weeks, in many cases due to hypothermia caused by a sudden fall in body temperature.
In 2017, Hurricane Maria created unparalleled devastation on the island of Puerto Rico. To address the urgent recovery needs, The UPS Foundation, UNICEF, and the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo came together to gather and deliver food, water, and other supplies where they were needed most.
Below, we share from two leaders who worked together to bring aid to Puerto Rico: