FAQ: What does an impact report include?

An impact report typically includes information on the social, environmental and economic impact of an organisation’s operations and activities. The content of an impact report is unique to each organisation, but it usually includes the following elements:

– Sustainability objectives and targets – Information on the sustainability goals an organisation has set and its progress towards achieving them

– Impact data – Detailed data on the tangible results and outcomes of an organisation’s sustainability initiatives, such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction, energy and water efficiency, and waste reduction.

– Stakeholder engagement – Information on how an organisation engages with stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, and communities, to understand their sustainability needs and concerns.

– Supply chain sustainability – Information on the sustainability performance of an organisation’s suppliers and business partners, including efforts to reduce environmental and social impacts in the supply chain.

– Case studies and stories – Detailed examples demonstrating the impact of an organisation’s sustainability initiatives, including any positive or negative impacts on people, communities and the environment.

– Future plans and commitments – Information on an organisation’s plans and commitments for the future, including new sustainability initiatives and targets.

– Metrics and indicators – Use of sustainability metrics and indicators, such as GHG emissions, energy and water efficiency, and waste reduction, to track and report on an organisation’s sustainability performance.