Impakter Sustainability Assessment FAQs
We have conducted a thorough examination of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in order to determine the extent to which a company is in compliance with them. Our analysis has focused on the 17 Goals and 169 Targets, in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of how a company or industry can meet these standards.
The UN SDGs were created to help companies align their business practices with the United Nations’ objectives for 2030. The 17 goals cover a wide range of social, economic, and environmental issues, and are intended to guide companies in making a positive impact on the world.
Our company has formed a team whose task is to examine various sustainability and fair trade certifications and labels in relation to their significance. This includes analyzing the top sustainability certifications, such as those from B Corp, as well as those that are specific to particular industries. We highly regard certifications and labels that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability and serve as clear markers of distinction among companies. Through our research, we have categorized these certifications into primary, secondary, and tertiary categories based on their level of relevance. For more information, you can refer to our certification database.
We check a company’s dedication to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by reviewing their accomplishments as listed, including any awards they have received from outside organizations and any other evidence that shows how the company compares to other businesses in their industry. This information is useful for evaluating the company’s priorities and areas of excellence.
We evaluate a company’s yearly report, along with news and evaluations from outside sources, to confirm their continued efforts towards adopting a more sustainable business model. This includes examination of the company’s operations and business strategy as described in their year-end report, as well as any external news and other information that can provide insight into the company’s ongoing sustainability initiatives.
- An “A” rating indicates that a company has primary certifications for their entire business, valuable awards and rankings, and a clear and detailed sustainability agenda with measurable key performance indicators (KPIs), objectives, progress, and specific goals related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- A “B” rating means that a company has specific certifications, some awards and rankings, and readily accessible sustainability reports and sustainability agendas with transparent goals and progress, and specific targets related to SDGs.
- A “C” rating is assigned to companies that engage in some unsustainable activities, but still provide a clear and thorough sustainable agenda with specific SDGs targets, hold some certifications, awards and appear in some rankings.
- A “D” rating is given to companies engaged in unsustainable activities. They lack transparency, clear goals and progress, and specific SDGs targets, and do not hold any certifications or awards, but some effort and communication regarding sustainability can be observed.
- An “F” rating is given to companies that are not engaged in sustainability at all. They lack a sustainability report, do not appear in any rankings, and hold neither certifications nor awards.
The rating system allows to evaluate the level of sustainability effort of the companies and distinguish them in a way it help the client or stakeholders to make an informed decision.