2.2 Selecting social topics on basis of relevance
Whether or not to include all social topics in your assessment depends on the goal of the assessment. A distinguishment is made between a compact and a broad assessment
- A compact assessment is intended for internal communication. It includes a strict selection of social topics, for example, the top 5 material social topics. Therefore a compact assessment demands less resources than a broad assessment. One limitation of a compact assessment is that it does not fully support comparing products, unless the list of social topics included in the assessments is the same.
- A broad assessment can be used for external communication. It differs from a compact assessment by including all social topics proposed in the handbook. The documentation of a broad assessment also needs to be more detailed.