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We offer a free sample rating that provides a “sneak preview” of how your company stacks up. Then we invite you to explore how to join to get access to the full Scorecard and related tools that will enable you to enhance your company’s sustainability strategy and performance.

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The 20 Key Sustainability Indicators (KSIs) below were selected from a total of about 145 indicators in the full Scorecard. Consider these as your own “leading sustainability indicators” that will define, in general terms, where your company stands today.

How to do a rating? Just move the slider bar to the “correct” spot. (Available ratings are at the full stages and halfway between each stage.)

Optional Check Boxes: There are two “check boxes” under each Key Sustainability Indicator:

  • Not applicable: Click only if this Key Sustainability Indicator is absolutely not relevant to your company or industry.
  • Highly relevant / significant to my company. Click if you believe that this particular Key Sustainability Indicator is especially critical for your company. We recommend that no more than 10 percent of all KSIs be checked in this way.

Best Practices: Under each Key Sustainability Indicator that you rate your company on, there is a blue “Best Practices” box. Click here to see several examples of a Stage 3 or Stage 4 practice. Note: if you would like to suggest an additional best practice example (from your company or a peer company) you will see an opportunity to do that.

The Free Sample Rating

Governance and Leadership

Company Purpose and Values
The public statements articulating a company’s raison d’être (reason for existing); the less formal but critically important private actions a company takes to reinforce its values, mission, and vision; and the external recognition received from credible organizations

CEO and C-Suite Leadership
The way in which the CEO manages his/her own agenda to drive sustainability throughout the company; manages the Board of Directors agenda; and structures the sustainability organization and initiatives within the company

Board of Directors Leadership
The structure and resources of the board committee(s) providing oversight of sustainability; the assurance processes that report on sustainability risks and opportunities to the Board; and the Board’s commitment of time to learning about sustainability issues, best practices, and trends

Goals and Metrics
The overall approach to establishing and tracking performance against sustainability goals, including the goal-setting process; the time horizon for framing the goals and metrics; and the content and impact of the individual targets that are set, measured, and reported on

Culture and Organization
The management attention and accountability directed to sustainability by the CEO and executive team; the key culture indicators related to sustainability in place that define the actual culture (including the “unwritten rules of the game”); and the sustainability organization (structure and people) leading the charge

Stakeholder Engagement
The quality and impact of engaging with external stakeholders on sustainability: why they engage; who they engage with; what issues they engage on; and how and when they engage

Disclosure, Reporting, Transparency
The information that is disclosed to stakeholders related to own operations, suppliers, and the full supply chain sustainability impacts; the way in which sustainability data and information is reported; and the extent to which the company has earned a reputation for transparency

Strategy and Execution

Strategic Planning
The business drivers that frame how the CEO and CFO think about sustainability; the strategy; the operational and capital planning processes; and the output of how environmental / societal risks and opportunities are incorporated into plans, personal objectives, and budgets

Innovation, Research & Development
The role innovation plays in the business and the extent to which sustainability is connected to innovation; the processes and methodologies for embedding sustainability into innovation, research, and development; and the output of innovation investments

Customers and Markets
The core approach a company takes to address customer needs; the sustainability linkage to customers; and the role sustainability plays in shaping future market opportunities the company is pursuing

Products, Services and Solutions
The fundamental product positioning of the company; the extent to which sustainability principles are incorporated formally into existing products, services, and solutions; and the role sustainability plays in driving future products, services, and solutions to drive top-line revenue growth

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Footprint: Operations
Environmental impacts associated with wholly owned or partially owned operations, including managing purchased resource inputs, managing own physical footprint, and managing non-product outputs (emissions and wastes)

Supply Chain - Environmental Impacts
The posture and management processes governing sustainability interactions; the means of addressing the most material supplier impacts; and the nature and extent of supplier sustainability partnerships

Environmental Footprint: Products
Managing the environmental impacts of the company’s products, including the overall product stewardship approach, the product design process, and end-of-life product management following retail, consumer use, and disposal

Social Responsibility

Own Operations: Workplace
The general workplace environment established by management and seen by the employees; the core workplace programs to promote safety, health, and employee well-being; and the sustainability capability-building initiatives in place

Supply Chain: Social Impacts
The philosophy and policy regarding human capital implemented by the company across its supply chain; the processes and programs in place to build human capital by investing in employees, contractors, and the broader workforce; and the supply chain social initiatives under way

Community Investment
The company’s community policies and programs; the community investments made by the company; and the benefits to society from those initiatives and investments

Free Sample Rating Results


You have just seen and completed about 10% of the “Key Sustainability Indicators” that comprise the core of the Scorecard.


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