Welcome to the Social Value Community

Meet your peers, discuss, contribute and learn about the best ways to assess Social Impacts along the entire value chain of a product, brand, business-unit or entire company.

We welcome companies, industry associations, academics, consultants and all other interested individuals or organisations to share ideas that contribute to the further development of credible metrics, tools, datasources and other solutions. We stronly believe such solutions can bring social value for all stakeholders along the value chain

 

Our journey started in 2013, when a group of proactive companies started to collaborate on the development of a credible, yet pragmatic Handbook on Product Social Impact Assessment. Since then the Handbook has been tested and improved 5 times. The methodology and Handbook are published under a Creative Commons licence for anyone to use. 

Our Mission is:

Be the leading, cross-sector initiative to give guidance on how to measure social impacts of products and services, in a way that is recognised for its high quality, credibility and business viability. The purpose is to improve the lives of workers, users and local communities by better insights that enables more balanced decision making.

All results and deliverables are non proprietary and available under a Creative Commons licence (BY|ND). We do this as we believe methods like these will only be recognised and accepted on a wide scale if it is non-proprietary and transparent in all its aspects

Who we are

Since 2013 the Initiative has been guided and funded by  proactive companies and facilitated by PRé Sustainability. See www.social-value-initiative.org for more information on the project and its partners.

Currently the following partners form the core group:

In previous years the following companies also contributed to this development: Solvay, BMW Group, l'Oréal, Goodyear, Steelcase, AkzoNobel, Philips Lighting, Vattenfal, Mahindra- Sanyo, Covestro, Reckitt, Ahold, Marks and Spencer.

 

 

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Uday Gupta is now a member of Social Value Community
May 12
Victor Seidel, Mia Rigo and Mike Jennett joined Social Value Community
May 11
Rosan Harmens is going to Webinar Case Studies Richemont and Fuji Oil
May 11
Ilonka de Beer posted an event

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May 11
Mark Goedkoop posted a discussion
The May 11th webinar recording where we presented both the whitepaper on Reporting and Portfolio Assessment can be found here If you just want to review the slides, please click here.
The recording on the April 26th webinar on the social Topics…
May 11
Mark Goedkoop and Rosan Harmens are now friends
May 11
Ilonka de Beer and Rosan Harmens are now friends
May 11
Mark Goedkoop published an article
Proactive companies are aligning their strategy with what they expect to be the future societal needs and market trends. It is increasingly clear such needs and market trends will be highly influenced by the transition towards a sustainable society.…
May 10
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May 10
Shaniq Pillay liked Mark Goedkoop's article The 2022 Social Topics Report is out! dwonload it here and watch the webinar recording here
May 10
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May 10
Paulina Leal and Julien LARRENDUCHE joined Social Value Community
May 9
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May 9
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May 9
Mark Goedkoop posted a discussion
Get on board while performing your first case study
While the Handbook is set up as a guide for novices in social value assessment, the real learning will not come from reading, but from using it in a first case study. Only then it becomes clear…
May 9
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THE Social Value Community and the Initiative The Social Value Initiative is a community of professionals striving to make a difference for workers, local communities, small-scale entrepreneurs and users through knowledge exchange in an industry driven initiative that combines scientific rigor with pragmatism. See www.social-value-initiative.org COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE Anyone can join the Social Value Community of Practice, where you can participate in discussions, open or (semi) closed working groups where you can meet your peers who also want to take this topic further. This site is managed by PRé, see www.pre-sustainability.com.