ICC – UNICEF Guide to Family-Friendly Business Continuity

ICC – UNICEF guidance for businesses to safeguard the well-being of employees, their children and their families while responding to COVID-19.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is heavily affecting labour markets and economies, including global supply chains, leading to widespread business disruptions.

With many businesses struggling to survive, loss of jobs and income and rising working poverty are a reality for many workers. The COVID-19 pandemic has also upended the lives of children and their families as health systems buckle, borders close, and schools and businesses shutter, contributing to strains on employees, customers and their children.

Investing in measures that promote the wellbeing of all stakeholders is a critical way for businesses to protect the productivity and longevity of their employees, as well as to support communities where businesses operate at a time when they need it the most.

This guide, which is adapted from a UNICEF guide for business, includes measures that business leaders can take to achieve both short- and long-term positive impacts.

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