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Training | How to apply Product Social Metrics in business (April 7th & 8th, 2020)

Recently the fourth iteration of the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment and an updated methodology was released. Assessment of social impact of products along the lifecycle,  can be seen as the next frontier. It can provide real business value and support innovation in a new way.

This 1,5 days 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.

Jacobine Das Gupta, Corporate Sustainability Manager
“At DSM we want to create brighter lives by bringing innovations to the market that measurably improve people’s lives. For this we need a shared, credible and broadly accepted methodology to measure social impact of products. We are proud to be co-founder and contributor to the Roundtable that has now created the next stepping stone towards a harmonized metrics with the 'Handbook Product Social Impact Assessment'."
Jacobine Das Gupta, Corporate Sustainability Manager

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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