The CRY Child Rights Champion Awards were first launched in 2012 to recognize and celebrate companies who have ensured that their business policies and practices include children as a stakeholder and have their well being as a critical part of their very existence.
Children form 30% of the world’s population, however they are the most vulnerable members of society and the worst impacted in terms of human rights violations and environmental degradation. In this interconnected world that we live in, businesses have a huge opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children through their products and services and the very methods through which they exist and conduct their activities.
CRY, being one of the lead players in the field of child rights in India, launched this award, which is the first of its kind to commemorate companies who have shown a commitment to children. In the last two years, this award has seen participation from multiple corporate houses across a wide spectrum of industries.
It has also seen eminent personalities like John Elkington, Shanta Sinha, Anu Aga, Pooran Chandra Pandey and Sushanta Sen – be part of the jury and share their valuable insights to decide on the winners.
HPCL, P&G, Aviva, HCL & Dabur have walked away with the honours, in the past. This year the search continues for organisations whose commitment to children has been exemplary.