About Us | Roundtable for Product Social Metrics

Even though the evolution of sustainability metrics and methodology has advanced significantly over the past decade, social sustainability at product level was still relatively immature. Complex issues had not been addressed sufficiently. Triggered by these practical shortcomings, a group of experts from large companies decided to join forces, initiating the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics. This collaboration resulted in the development of the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment, building on the participant companies’ approach and existing standards at global level. While developing the handbook, the participants also engaged with external stakeholders who helped improve the handbook at different levels of collaboration. The results of the first two phases of the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics are documented in the version of the handbook available for download on this website.

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The members

Former members

  • Ahold
  • AkzoNobel
  • BMW Group
  • Covestro
  • Goodyear
  • L’Oréal
  • Mahindra Sanyo
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Philips
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Vattenfall
  • Vebego


Join the roundtable for Product Social Impact Assessment

  • Be recognised as pioneering member of this important initiative
  • Be able to steer the next developments (e.g. standardisation of the methodology, development of a common database, etc.)
  • Learn by doing and from working with peers
  • Get access to the latest insights, help and support
  • Get access to a future shared data platform for companies from a variety of sectors
  • Stay ahead of future demands and changing markets
  • Present your company as proactive and progressive
  • Confidently use social metrics in communication about your products
  •  Support the implementation of social impact assessment and increase the use of social indicators in a LCA-based context

More information on the benefits of joining the roundtable