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.

LG Chem case study on recycled PC


LG Chem became a partner of the Social Value Initiative in 2021. During the onboarding training this first case study was done. LG Chem presents in this case study an evaluation of two potential value chains of recycled polycarbonate. After a materiality assessment the relevant social topics were assessed for the stakeholder group workers. You can download this case study here.

You can find more information on LG Chem here.








The study was authored by Jessica Kwon, David Kim and Steven Kim


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