PSIA Handbook 2020, Methodology Report, Social Topics Report and Implementation Guide now available!

Handbook 2020 Methodology Report 2020

Social Topics Report 2020 Implementation Guide 2019

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Webinar  | Launch of new  Handbook- 2020(December 10th, 2020)

NEW HANDBOOK | The members of the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics have now published the fifth iteration of the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment.

The main improvements are:

• better linkages to international standards

• social topics and reference scales have been revised and are now presented in a separate report: The Social Topics Report.

• More data sources are added for each social topic

On December 10th at 3 p.m. CET we will update you and dive further into these improvements. Please register here.

On-line Training | How to apply Product Social Metrics in business (January, 2021)

Recently the fifth iteration of the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment and an updated methodology was released. This training aims to provide you with all the insights about product social metrics you need. The objective is to enable you to apply the Handbook in a first case study.

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Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment

There is growing societal recognition that companies are accountable for their entire supply chain, downstream and upstream. As a result, the need to investigate and give visibility to all potential and actual social impacts throughout the product life cycle has become an increasingly important value driver for companies in relation to sustainability. One of the challenges is to make product social impacts visible and measurable throughout the value chain. The Roundtable for Product Social Metrics, a multi-industry group of market-leading companies,has taken up this challenge to develop and test a pragmatic methodology that assesses the social impact of products. Read more about the business value of the product social impact assessment method.

The Roundtable

The Roundtable for Product Social Metrics is a business-led initiative dedicated to developing and disseminating the Product Social Impact Assessment method, designed to make the social benefits and burdens of a product visible. The Roundtable aims to create a standard framework for Product Social Impact Assessment, in close cooperation with external stakeholders such as academia, NGOs, governments and industry organisations. Read more about the project and how to become a member.

Ilonka de Beer, Program manager of the Roundtable
"My motivation is that the collaboration of the companies in the Roundtable in measuring positive and negative impact will bring an acceleration in transparency and will lead to better decision-making that will ultimately result in a better life and more joy for all stakeholders in the life cycle of Products."
Ilonka de Beer, Program manager of the Roundtable
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Download the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment

  • Applicable to every sector and region
  • Practical and feasible for organizations
  • Makes both positive and negative impacts visible and measurable
  • Developed in collaboration with industry experts

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