Phase 6 of the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics

After the successful launch of the Handbook in September 2018 almost all Roundtable members of Phase 5 decided to continue the cooperation in Phase 6.  In Phase 6 the members will focus on the application of the updates in the 2018 Handbook in case studies. Focus will be on hot-spot identification, the use of data tools and interpretation and reporting. The experiences will be bundled in an implementation guide that will be published in September 2019.

The first meeting of Phase 6 was held on January 15th and 16th, 2019 at the German Headquarters of Nestlé in Frankfurt, Germany.

During this meeting discussions were held on the business value of social metrics for the companies and preliminary results and approaches on case studies were shared. The meeting was very interactive and in a constructive atmosphere companies worked together and shared ideas.

Two of the case studies will focus on testing out the social topics in a new Circular Economy Business Model; others will focus on Hot Spot Identification and use of data tools and databases.

The next meeting is planned for April 8 and 9. This meeting will be hosted by BASF in Ludwigshafen. The last meeting of Phase 6 will be scheduled around the LCM conference in Poland in September 2019.