This metric covers PF indicator 15.2 of the Poverty Footprint Tool.* It is part of the 3rd Poverty Dimension, health and well-being, which refers to the objective that the presence and engagement of the company and its value chain will support – and will not harm – the continuous improvement of health, safety, security, and general well-being of individuals and communities. More specifically, within this dimension, this particular indicator addresses the category Child Development (Boys and Girls).
This indicator, furthermore, falls under the 1st Corporate area Dimension, value chains, which refers to how a company’s value chain and its procurement, manufacturing, and distribution policies and/or practices influence the ability of people living in poverty to access good-quality employment, earn a living wage or sustain a business, and participate in the market.
*It is important to note that this guide is for reference purposes only. It suggests indicators that project partners may consider, but it is not a complete or exhaustive list. As highlighted in the Poverty Footprint Guide, the project partners will determine the specific indicators to be used in a Poverty Footprint study, tailored to the company’s business model, industry standards, country/regional context, among other criteria (Please see the “Implementation Section” of the Poverty Footprint Guide for more information on how to identify indicators).
For project partners who have set out to research this indicator, the Poverty Footprint guideline suggests the following methodology:
survey community representatives, working parents, local authorities
consider using secondary research to identify topics such as local school enrollment ratio (for boys and girls)
However, WikiRate researchers may review one of the following company statements using search terms like 'childcare service', 'childcare facilities', and ''accessible childcare" to determine whether the company in question publicly discloses the percentage of young children of working parents who have access to local, affordable and safe childcare services:
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
CSO Statements or Reports
Investigative Reports, Surveys, Articles, etc.
Please provide the following contextual information in a comment to the metric value:
any additional disclosure regarding available childcare services, e.g. policy statements, number of use cases, costs, types of childcare services available, etc.
whether the percentage of young children of working parents who have access to local, affordable and safe childcare services applies to their entire value chain
the page number of the document where this information can be found