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.

New case studies available soon

10568035079?profile=RESIZE_180x18010570787277?profile=RESIZE_180x180During 2021, three new Core Partners of the Social Value Initiative developed their first case study while being trained and supported by PRé. Two of these case studies will be published soon, but were also presented on June 14th.The recording is available here.

Richemont is the mother company of various luxury Brands, like Cartier, and these products contain 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 their 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 even developed some new social topics that are especially relevant for the mining sector. The results of the study were also compared with the conditions in other mines in Peru. Richemont also published a summary of this study in their sustainability report; you can find this on page 62 and 63.

 Fuji Oil is a Japanese company focussing on Plant Based Solutions for a Sustainable Society. One of the products is shea butter, which is extracted from the fruits of shea trees growing in the wild in Africa. The case study focusses on the social conditions of women collecting these fruits in Ghana. The study does not only show the impacts, but is especially interesting as it describes the how to overcome challenges of collecting data. The study was also replicated using the UNEP Guidance for Social LCA as the SVI took part in the testing. The report and the UNEP version will soon be posted here. 

The third casestudy was performed by LG Chemicals from Korea. Currently there are no plans to publish this casestudy, but we are working on a report describing the possibilities and benefits of our approach for Korea.



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