The Handbook provides a pragmatic step by step guidance to explore and apply the social  metrics in your first case studies. It contains plenty of guidance in the data collection, hotspot identification, circular economy and impact assessment.

The Social Topic Report is the companion of the Handbook. It provides the definitions of 25 social topics, the reference scales and performance indicators. It is updated in April 2022; with more links to relevant standards and clarifications and examples. 

Our Core Partners are implementing the social metrics in their organisations supported by efficient procedures. The Implementation Guide shows how this can be done, based on the journeys our Core Partners are making currently.

The Methodology is based on the recognition that companies can not only impact social wellbeing, but are also dependent on it. The social topics are selected based on this understanding of mutual dependency between an organisation, its workers, the local communities, the small-scale entrepreneurs and of course their customers.

Case Study Richemont on artisanal gold from Peru

10892489653?profile=RESIZE_400xRichemont is the mother company of various luxury brands, like Cartier. Jewelry contains a lot of gold. While much of the gold is recycled gold, Richemont has also been working with Soltrami Mine in Peru for 20 years. In this case study Richemont assessed the social impacts on and around this mine, using the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment. In the course of this study Richemont developed an innovative data collection procedure and a tool to analyse the collected data.  In addition some new topics were added to the Framework, that are especially relevant for the mining sector. The results of the study were also compared with the conditions in other mines in Peru.

You can download the case study here.

Richemont also published a summary of this study in their sustainability report; you can find this on page 62 and 63.








The case study was authored by:  Nicolas Eslava (Afai Consulting) and Nathalie Hürlimann (Richemont) 


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