Metrics and frameworks
Sustainable metrics are linked to the frameworks you’re working with and the priorities you have defined. GRI has a different set of indicators than LCA or social metrics. The available frameworks and priorities you have set can be a good starting point for choosing your metrics.
Environmental indicators have been established by various frameworks and methods. These include, among others:
- carbon emission;
- human health;
- ecosystem diversity;
- resource use;
- water use.
These indicators are very concrete and measurable.
Social metrics are less well established and less commonly used. Some examples are:
- percentage sick leave;
- workforce commitment;
- stakeholder engagement;
- time spent on community service;
- rating of general conditions by clients.
Of course, there are hard and soft metrics. It’s important to consider the differences as well as how they can complement each other.