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.