FAQ: How do you conduct an impact report?

You can conduct an impact report using Ecometrica’s step-by-step guide:

1. Define the scope: Determine what activities, products, and services will be included within the impact report, and identify the key sustainability issues and impacts that will be measured and reported.

2. Develop impact indicators: Select the impact indicators that will be used to measure and report the impact of your organisation’s operations and activities. Indicators should be aligned with your organisation’s sustainability objectives and targets, and should be relevant, measurable, and verifiable.

3. Collect data: Gather data from internal systems, third-party sources, and stakeholders. The data should be collected and managed in a robust and transparent manner, and should be verified for accuracy and completeness.

4. Analyse and report: Analyse the impact data, and report the results using a set of sustainability metrics and indicators. The results should be presented in a meaningful and accessible format, and should be accompanied by relevant case studies and examples that demonstrate the impact of your organisation’s work.

5. Engage stakeholders: Engage with stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers and communities, better understanding their sustainability needs and concerns, and involving them within the impact reporting process.

6. Continuously improve: Use the impact report to inform continuous improvement, and to identify areas where your organisation can improve its sustainability performance and impact. Regularly review and update the impact report to ensure that it remains relevant and up-to-date.