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1. Existence of a published sustainable development (SD) or CSR national strategy

Criteria / description of indicator


CSR/SD national strategy prepared through a consultative process with main stakeholders and adopted by the respective governm
ent

body (e. g.
Council of Ministers);


Existing action plan and budget;


Existence of a national body, e. g. a National Consultative Council constituting of all stakeholders which coordinates the el
abo
ration, promotes the
cooperation among the stakeholders, and monitors and evaluates the implementation of the state CSR policy.



Definition of a sustainable development strategy: According to Chapter 8 of the UN’s Agenda 21, the goal of a national SD str
ate
gy is to “build upon
and harmonise the various... economic, social and environmental policies and plans that are operating in the country.” Apply
ing

this more
specifically to CSR, one can begin to understand a CSR strategy as providing a framework for the private sector to fit into t
he
sustainable
development strategy. This would work by facilitating the development of policies and plans that businesses have already dev
elo
ped and offering
guidance for businesses that have yet to enter this arena. The Danish government provides a good example of a national CSR s
tra
tegy and how it can
be used to support existing CSR initiatives and develop new CSR initiatives. The link to the Danish system is provided in th
e c
ountry report
.

TOTAL SCORE:

TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 7.5 pts

Data sources & contacts


Evidence in this category can be a report, a web page, or any sort of document covering CSR or sustainable development



The information can be obtained by contacting


by phone email or in person


the relevant government department(s)
and/or online research
.

Why this is important



It is important for government to take the lead in creating CSR incentives for business.



This involvement raises public awareness of the issue and raises the significance of CSR within the policy/ government sphere
.

2.5 pts

2.5 pts

2.5 pts

Governance and policy

7.5

+

+

2. Existence of a named government department or other government body leading on CSR issues.

Criteria / description of indicator


A stand
-
alone department or body within government whose status and functions are fully dedicated to developing and coordinating

CSR/SD
strategies and
policies.





Relevant
data to collect includes:



a unit dealing with CSR

a particular person/ particular people dealing with CSR

the size of a CSR team

the percentage of funding used on the CSR function as a proportion of the overall department or ministry budget

TOTAL SCORE:

TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 7.5 pts

Data sources & contacts


Evidence in this category can be a report, a web page, or any sort of document covering CSR or sustainable
development.



The information can be obtained by contacting


by phone email or in person


the relevant government department(s)
and or online

Importance:
This
indicator establishes a base level of awareness that a government should have in order for CSR and sustainable development to

ga
in credence
within a society
.


7
.5 pts

7.5

Governance and policy

Governance and policy

3. Existence of specific legislation to promote the wide adoption of good CSR practices

Criteria / description of indicator

A series of legislative areas are listed below. The scoring system is as follows

KEY

1 of the laws


2 of the laws


3 of the laws


4 of the laws


5 + of the laws






(
SOURCE: European Parliament resolution of 13 March 2007 on corporate social responsibility: a new partnership (2006/2133(INI
))


TOTAL SCORE:

TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 5 pts

Data sources & contacts

Documentation can be collected by tracing the number of amended and/or drafted legal acts that reflect the provisions of
CSR promotion. This could be anti
-
corruption legislation and/or reporting legislation pertaining to sound accounting
standards.



The information is to be found in published legal act drafts and amendments, but it may also be useful to establish contact
with government experts who can assist on a regular basis (annually).

Importance:
-

SHORTEN



While
the European Union has established that CSR should remain a voluntary initiative and excessive legislation is not desirable,
it
is important for governments
to create incentives for businesses to adopt CSR practices. In particular, it is important for a directive to come from gove
rnm
ent in a region where there is a
tradition of government leadership in driving policy
initiatives



These laws

require

companies to report on how they are accounting for social and environmental considerations in their business conduct. While
the

reporting
legislation does not prescribe a particular standard of social and environmental conduct, it does prompt companies to think a
bou
t how they set their own
standards in this regard, thus creating a business environment more conducive to CSR practice.

1 pt

5

Legislative Categories
1
Reporting legislation on ESG performance at the company level
2
Effective competition legislation enabling fair treatment of and market access for locally-based SMEs
3
Legislation disqualifying companies from government contracts if they engage in corruption and fail to comply with social and environmental
standards, keeping in mind administrative burdens for SMEs
4
Legislation supporting social and eco-labelling schemes
5
Legislation extending the responsibility of company directors with over 1,000 employees to encompass a duty to minimise harmful social and
environmental impact of company activities
6
Legislation requiring the application of strict social and environmental criteria in making government grants and loans to business
7
Legislation requiring export credit guarantees to comply with the highest social and environmental criteria so that government money is not used
for projects that contravene agreed EU social policy goals on human rights, labour, environment, corruption, and so on
8
Budget provisions for CSR pilot projects on: social innovation, stakeholder involvement, assisting victims of corporate abuse, education, SME CSR
development, the link between competitiveness and sustainable development, awareness of ILO core conventions, etc.
9
SRI legislation promoting transparency of decision-making for investors
2

pts

3 pts

4

pts

5 pts

Governance and policy

4. Percentage of green procurement as part of total public sector procurement

Criteria / description of indicator


National Action Plan (NAP) developed and adopted by relevant public sector bodies. In line with EC expectations, the NAP cont
ain
s:

an assessment of the existing situation;

ambitious targets for the next three years;

a clear statement of the measures taken to achieve the targets;

an understanding that the NAP should be revised every three
years


Additional
points available when environmental criteria applied to:


10%
-

<30% of total public
procurement



30%
-

<50% of total public
procurement



50%
-

<70% of total public
procurement



70% of total public procurement


TOTAL SCORE:

TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 5 pts

Data sources & contacts

We are looking for a statistic showing the percentage of public procurement that
incorporates environmentally responsible
criteria. These
estimates should be provided by
the Government Public Procurement Office or its equivalent.


Some contacts for each individual country are
availiable

in Apendix.1


Importance:



This
indicator is quantifiable and embedded in the way that government does business.



Green
public procurement means that public purchasers take account of environmental factors when buying products, services or
works



Every
year, the European public authorities spend the equivalent of 17% of the EU GDP on public
procurement



The
sheer size of government expenditure can play a pivotal role in shaping production and consumption patterns towards
sustainability.



The
EC encourages Member States to draw up

publicly available National Action Plans
(NAPs) for greening their public procurement.



The
EC, together with stakeholders, has developed common GPP criteria for 10 products and services
.

1 pt

5

2

pts

3 pts

4

pts

1 pt

+

Stakeholder engagement and communication

5. Percentage of active National Global Compact and other CSR networks members

Criteria / description of indicator

Percentage of top 100 companies by turnover that are national signatories to the UN Global Compact. Points are allocated as f
oll
ows
:

*However
c
ompanies that are classified as "Non
-
communicating", i.e. failing to develop a Communication on Progress by the relevant deadlin
e, shall
not be counted.


KEY

Membership: <5
%


Membership
: ≥5%
-

<10
%


Membership
: ≥10%
-

<20
%


Membership
: ≥20%
-

<30
%


Membership
: ≥30%
-

<40
%


Membership
: ≥40
%

TOTAL SCORE:

TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 5 pts

Data sources & contacts

The National Global Compact website lists the names of corporate members and their reports submitted to the network.

http://www.unglobalcompact.org/participants/search


Importance:



This
indicator represents quantifiable stakeholder engagement with a credible standard and organisation.



Its
standards are rooted in international law and it has affiliates at the national
level



The
Global Compact is a leadership platform, endorsed by Chief Executive Officers, and offering a unique strategic platform for p
art
icipants to advance their
commitments to sustainability and corporate citizenship
.

5

0

pts

1 pt

2 pts

3 pts

4 pts

5 pts

Stakeholder engagement and communication

6. Percentage of business associations having implemented
sectoral

CSR
-
related activities and/or tools

Criteria / description of indicator

Business associations located within the country that have adopted industry codes of conduct and/or organised CSR activities,

e.
g. research &
surveys, seminars & workshops, outreach activities and stakeholder engagement.



Scores
are allocated as follows:



KEY

Prevalence
: <5
%


Prevalence
: ≥5%
-

<20
%


Prevalence
: ≥20%
-

<40
%


Prevalence
: ≥40%
-

<60
%


Prevalence
: ≥60%
-

<80
%


Prevalence
: ≥80
%

TOTAL SCORE:

TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 5 pts

Data sources & contacts

Data to be collected annually by email/phone using a questionnaire. Alternatively, association websites
display
commitments
to industry codes or post social or environmental activities.

Importance:



This
indicator is quantifiable and is important to account for sector
-
specific CSR needs, which can vary substantially.



CSR
learning and collaboration are best addressed at an industry level, where businesses have many common needs but can benefit f
rom

a consolidated
approach to common challenges
.

5

0

pts

1 pt

2 pts

3 pts

4 pts

5 pts

Stakeholder engagement and communication

7. Percentage of local companies that do regular structured CSR/SD reporting (Top 100 by turnover)

Criteria / description of indicator

Assessment of top 100 companies, stratified according to turnover, to see whether they have produced an annual, dedicated CSR

re
port, or a
dedicated CSR section within the annual report. The reporting can be purely web
-
based. The indicator refers to local CSR/SD repo
rts, not to global
reports produced by multinational companies. Or at least there should be a country specific paragraph if the report is global
.



Scores
allocated as follows
:


Prevalence: <5
%


Prevalence: ≥5%
-

<10
%


Prevalence: ≥10%
-

<20
%


Prevalence: ≥40%
-

<60
%


Prevalence: ≥60%
-

<80
%


Prevalence: ≥80
%

More advanced considerations for inclusion at later stages could be:

1. what percentage of companies use GRI or another set of established reporting guidelines in producing their reports?

2. what percentage of companies issue CSR reports separate from annual reports?

3. what percentage of companies report on their websites?


TOTAL SCORE:

TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 5 pts

Data sources & contacts

The information can be obtained by browsing the latest annual report and/or the latest CSR/Sustainability reporting from
the company’s website. If such information does not exist on the website, contact the external/investor relations
department and make an assessment based on the criteria above.



Information to be obtained annually.

Importance:



A
high percentage of companies producing CSR reports suggests a high level of awareness pertaining to CSR within the country.



The
frequency of the reports will indicate how active the CSR re
-
evaluation process is.

5

0

pts

1 pt

2 pts

3 pts

4 pts

5 pts

Civic Society

8. Percentage of higher education institutions offering specific programs and/or courses in CSR/ sustainable
development and/or ethics

Criteria / description of indicator

Higher education institutions have degrees in CSR and/or sustainability. Higher education institutions offer courses in CSR a
nd/
or sustainability.



KEY

0
-
5%


5
-
10%


10
-
15%


15
-
30%


30
-
60%



60
%

More
advanced considerations for inclusion at later stages could be:

1. the number of students enrolled in CSR courses and degrees

2. whether CSR/SD courses are requirements for degree completion or just electives


TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 7.5 pts

Data sources & contacts

Information to be collected by distributing a questionnaire to all higher education institutions in the country, excluding
irrelevant vocational institutions such as nursing, veterinary and teaching academies.



Alternatively, consult university websites for information on CSR and/or sustainability offerings.

Importance:
This
indicator reflects a good way to embed the concept in society. It also reflects a good way to engage in debate around the iss
ue
and to engage
with the public through seminars and lectures.

TOTAL SCORE:

7.5

1.5 pts

0 pts

3 pts

4.5 pts

6 pts

7.5 pts

Civic Society

9a.
Number
of mentions
of
CSR concept
in
public media/year
-

Option 1

Criteria / description of indicator


OPTION 1: provides a fuller picture, but requires 3
rd

party assistance and incur costs

The
mainstreaming of CSR in the public domain can be tracked as it appears in media outlets, including print, web and broadcast.


1.
Hire
media scanning service
.


2. Briefing to media scanning service: scan public media sources for (
i
) number and (ii) source of mentions of 5 agreed key terms describing the CSR
concept within the past year, e.g.:

“CSR/Corporate Social Responsibility”

“Corporate Responsibility”

“Responsible business”

“(Business) Sustainability”

“Social business responsibility



4. Calculate total number of mentions within print, web and broadcast respectively
.


5. Allocation of scores (to be performed for each of the three media categories above and then added up):


KEY

Number of mentions down >5
%


Number
of mentions up/down ≤5
%


Number
of mentions up >5%
-

<10
%


Number
of mentions up ≥10
%

Changes
are measured against previous year.



TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 7.5 pts

Importance:
Number
of mentions in the media specifically of the “CSR concept” (by any of its names) is meaningful evidence of the success of the

Go
vernment in
raising CSR awareness.

TOTAL SCORE:

7.5

1 pts

0 pts

2 pts

2
.5 pts

SCORE?

ONLY COMPLETE 9a OR 9b NOT BOTH

+

Civic Society

9b.
Number
of mentions
of
CSR concept
in
public media/year


Option 2

Criteria / description of indicator
-



OPTION 2: free

The mainstreaming of CSR in the public domain can be tracked as it appears in media outlets, including print, web and broadca
st.



Decide
on five specific CSR terms and perform Google News analysis for mentions of these terms in the past year.

Add the total number of hits
together.

EDIT TO 1 or 2 less??


-

Allocation
of scores
:


Number of mentions down >5
%


Number
of mentions down ≤5
%


Number
of mentions up <5
%


Number
of mentions up ≥5%
-

<10
%


Number
of mentions up ≥10%
-

<15
%


Number
of mentions up ≥15%
-

<20
%


Number
of mentions up ≥20%
-

<30
%


Number
of mentions up ≥30%
-

<40
%


Number
of mentions up ≥40
%



Changes are measured against previous year
.

Local experts to decide on best search terms in the local language
.

Exercise
to be repeated
annually
.

TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 7.5 pts

Importance:
Number
of mentions in the media specifically of the “CSR concept” (by any of its names) is meaningful evidence of the success of the

Go
vernment in
raising CSR awareness.

TOTAL SCORE:

7.5

1 pt

0 pts

2 pts

3 pts

4 pts

5 pts

6 pts

7 pts

7.5 pts

ONLY COMPLETE 9a OR 9b NOT BOTH

Environment

10. Percentage of listed companies using environmental management systems

Criteria / description of indicator

Percentage of listed companies using environmental management systems, namely:

ISO 14001

EMAS



KEY

<5%


5
-
15%


15
-
30%


30
-
50%


50
-
70%



70
%







TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 5 pts

Data sources & contacts

This
information can be obtained from certification or membership data from system bodies. Alternatively, check for CSR
reports mentioning the use of environmental management systems
.

Importance:
This indicator is quantifiable and focuses on systems development, which is a good way to embed CSR in business practice.

1 pts

0 pts

2 pts

3 pts

4 pts

5 pts

TOTAL SCORE:


5

Environment

11. GHG emissions and renewable energy use

Criteria / description of indicator

This is an aggregate score, consisting of two indicators


Indicator 1: Country level GHG emissions

KEY

CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita): ≥17 = 0 points


CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita): ≥12
-

<17 = 1 point


CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita): ≥9
-

<12 = 2 points


CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita): ≥7
-

<9 = 3 points


CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita): ≥5
-

<7 = 4 points


CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita): ≤5 = 5 points



Indicator 2:

Electricity generated from renewable sources measured as % of gross electricity consumption.

KEY

0
-
5% = 0 points


5
-
10% = 1 point


10
-
15% = 2 points


15
-
25% = 3 points


25
-
35% = 4 points


>35% = 5 points


TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 5 pts

Data sources & contacts


Indicator 1:
As up
-
to
-
date, country
-
level GHG emissions are not currently available from any single information resource, the
best option would be to obtain this information from the Government’s environment department. If this cannot be obtained,
the best proxy is CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita) from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators although it is
not fully up to date:
http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EN.ATM.CO2E.PC


Indicator 2:


This indicator is the ratio between the electricity produced from renewable energy sources and the gross national
electricity consumption for a given calendar year. It measures the contribution of electricity produced from renewable energy

sources to the national electricity consumption.

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/tgm/table.do?tab=table&init=1&plugin=1&language=en&pcode=tsdcc330

Importance:



Governments play a big role in reducing GHG emissions and driving the transition towards renewable energy.



It might well be relative by country but will be an important indicator of year
-
on
-
year progress in each country.

0.5 pts

0 pts

1

pts

1.5 pts

2

pts

2.5 pts

TOTAL SCORE:


5

0.5 pts

0 pts

1

pts

1.5 pts

2

pts

2.5 pts

IS PUTTING THESE AS ½ and
not asking them to multiply
ok?

+

Environment

12. Total environmental protection expenditure

Criteria / description of indicator

Government expenditure on environment protection* measured as percentage of GDP.



KEY

Spend <0.4
%


Spend
≥0.4%
-

<0.6
%


Spend
≥0.6%
-

<0.8
%


Spend
≥0.8%
-

<1.0
%


Spend
≥1.0
%




*Definition of environmental protection: “Environmental protection groups together all actions

and
activities that are aimed at the prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution as well as

any
other degradation of the environment”.


TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 4 pts

Data sources & contacts

Data for this indicator can be found in
Eurostat

government expenditures statistics by COFOG.
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/product_details/dataset?p_product_code=GOV_A_EXP


We have used code 05: Environment protection:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/cr/registry/regcs.asp?Cl=4&Lg=1&Co=05

Importance:



Money
spent on environmental protection is a good proxy for amount of interest and action taken in this area.



It
provides us with additional information that is not covered by the indicator “Emissions of GHG per unit of GDP”.

1 pt

0 pts

2 pts

3 pts

4 pts

TOTAL SCORE:


4

Labour issues

13. Percentage of listed companies using labour management systems

Criteria / description of indicator

Percentage of listed companies using labour management systems, namely:


SA 8000

AA 1000


KEY

<5% = 0 points


5
-
15% = 1 point


15
-
30% = 2 point


30
-
50% = 3 points


50
-
70% = 4 points


≥70% = 5 points



TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 3 OR 5
POINTS?? pts

Data sources & contacts

This information can be obtained from certification or membership data from system bodies. Alternatively, check for
CSR reports mentioning the use of labour management systems.

Importance:
This indicator is quantifiable and focuses on systems development, which is a good way to embed CSR in business practice.

1 pt

2 pts

3 pts

5

pts

TOTAL SCORE:


3

4 pts

0

pts

Labour issues

14. Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements (CBAs)

Criteria / description of indicator

Freedom of association and collective bargaining, though considered fundamental rights, are extremely difficult rights to ass
ess

for a variety of
reasons. One reason is that laws in this area vary quite widely from country to country. Another reason is that existing in
dic
ators do not completely
and accurately assess whether the rights are being upheld adequately. In the absence of clearly defined standards and clearl
y u
seful indicators, the
one proposed here is a quantifiable proxy clearly linked to the rights in question.



National laws pertaining to these rights often do not uphold the spirit of the ILO core conventions on these topics, so it is

of
ten a good idea to assess
these rights in comparison to the ILO definitions and assessments as well as national legal standards.

KEY

0
-
20% CBA coverage of workers


21


40% CBA coverage of workers


41


60% CBA coverage of workers


61


80% CBA coverage of workers


81


100% CBA coverage of workers


TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 3 pts


?????

Data sources & contacts


EIRO (European Industrial Relations Observatory), one of the partner organisations of
Eurofound
, maintains country profiles
for EU Member States. These profiles contain “facts and figures” sheets that include the collective bargaining coverage in
these countries.

The website is:
http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/country_index.htm




Alternatively, country labour ministries or statistical offices often maintain this type of information.

Importance:




This represents a fundamental human right/labour right, as recognised in international law.



Furthermore, collective bargaining is by definition a multi
-
stakeholder initiative and can be used in organisations of various
sizes
.

TOTAL SCORE:


3

2 pts

3 pts

1 pt

4 pts

5 pts

Labour issues

15.
Gender equality in business and government

Criteria / description of indicator

This is an aggregate score, consisting of two indicators


Indicator 1:
Proportion
of female members of the highest decision
-
making body of the largest publicly quoted companies.

KEY

Female members <10% = 0 points


Female members = ≥10 <15% = 1 point


Female members = ≥15 <20% = 2 points


Female members = ≥20% = 2.5 points


Indicator 2:
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments.

KEY

Female members <20% = 0 points


Female members = ≥20 <30% = 1 point


Female members = ≥30 <40% = 2 points


Female members = ≥40% = 2.5 points


TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 5 pts

Data sources & contacts


Indicator 1:
European Commission, Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities DG, Database on women and men in
decision making, updated annually.
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=764&langId=en



Indicator 2:
World Bank. Human Development Indicators:
http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SG.GEN.PARL.ZS


Both indicators can also be obtained from the publication: “Report on Equality between women and men” (published
annually)
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=418&langId=en

Importance:

This
is a clearly quantifiable indicator that addresses a major discrimination element of the project and a major concern in most
cou
ntries.

0 pts

2 pts

2.5 pts

TOTAL SCORE:


5

1 pt

0 pts

2 pts

2.5 pts

1 pt

+

Labour issues

16. Fatal accidents/ 100,000 workers

Criteria / description of indicator

Information to be obtained from
Eurostat
. However, this information may not be fully up to date for all countries, so country experts may need to
obtain it from their respective national statistics offices.



KEY

Fatal work accidents/100,000 workers: >5 = 0 points


Fatal work accidents/100,000 workers: >4
-

≤5 = 1 point


Fatal work accidents/100,000 workers: >3
-

≤4 = 2 points


Fatal work accidents/100,000 workers: >2
-

≤3 = 3 points


Fatal work accidents/100,000 workers: ≤2 = 4 points


TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 4 pts

Data sources & contacts

Source:
Eurostat
, health and safety at work:
http://
epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/health/health_safety_work

Importance:



This
is a clearly quantifiable indicator and a clear CSR indicator reflecting working conditions and labour
standards.



Fatal
accidents are strongly correlated with serious injuries, so it is a proxy for general workplace health & safety.




This
is relevant regardless of sector but is more relevant to heavily industrialised workplaces.

0 pts

2 pts

3 pts

TOTAL SCORE:


4

1 pt

4

pts

Transparency and the business environment

17.
Level of corruption (as indicated by Transparency International)

Criteria / description of indicator

Placement on the International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). All the Project Countries
would be expected to improve their score in the years to come. CPI is a robust piece of
analysis; it is a "survey of surveys", based on 13 different expert and business surveys.

TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 10 pts

Data sources & contacts

The ranking is published annually on Transparency International’s website.

http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi



Alternatively, see enterprisesurveys.org

Importance:



This
is a quantifiable indicator with a direct link to responsible business
behaviour.



Corruption
is one of the key impediments to an environment in which companies act in open,
transparent, and accountable ways, both to governments and to citizens.

0 pts

2 pts

3 pts

TOTAL SCORE:


10

1 pt

4

pts

5

pts

KEY

Score
: <
2.3


Scores
: ≥2.3 <
3


Scores
: ≥3 <
3.7


Scores
: ≥3.7 <
4.4


Scores
: ≥4.4 <
5.1


Scores
: ≥5.1 <
5.8


Scores
: ≥5.8 <
6.5


Scores
: ≥6.5 <
7.2


Scores
: ≥7.2 <
7.9


Scores
: ≥8.7 <
9.4


Scores
: ≥
9.4

6 pts

7 pts

8 pts

9 pts

10 pts

Transparency and the business environment

18. Existence of SRI activity


TOTAL AVALIABLE SCORE: 5 pts

Data sources & contacts

These figures are normally easily available from the national fund management industry association.


A European
organisation called
EuroSIF

(Social Investment and Finance) also provides figures for European countries.

2.5 pts

2.5 pts

TOTAL SCORE:


5

Criteria / description of indicator

This is an aggregate score, consisting of two indicators



Indicator 1
: Does the country have an SRI Index?


(2.5 points)




Indicator 2
: Does the country have a national SRI forum (
eg
.,
EuroSIF
, UKSIF, etc.)? (2.5 points)


Importance:



As a measure for the existence and sophistication of the Social Responsible Investment market, this indicator provides strong

e
vidence whether the national
business environment is geared towards CSR



The existence of SRI activity

in a country suggests a maturing awareness of the relation between financial markets and incentiv
es for ethical business conduct

+

SCORECARD

Governance and policy

1

.

Existence of a published sustainable development (SD) or CSR national strategy



2

.

Existence of a named government department or other government body leading on
CSR issues.



3

.

Existence of specific legislation to promote the wide adoption of good CSR practices







4

.

Percentage of green procurement as part of total public sector procurement

SUBTOTAL



Stakeholder

5

.

Percentage of active National Global Compact and other CSR networks members

engagement and
communication

6

.

Percentage of business associations having implemented
sectoral

CSR
-
related
activities and/or tools



7

.

Percentage of local companies that do regular structured CSR/SD reporting (Top 100
by turnover)

SUBTOTAL



Civic Society

8

.

Percentage of higher education institutions offering specific programs and/or courses
in CSR/ sustainable development and/or ethics



9

.

Number of mentions of CSR concept in public media / year

SUBTOTAL



Environment

10

.

Percentage of listed companies using environmental management systems



11

.

GHG emissions and renewable energy use







12

.

Total environmental protection expenditure

SUBTOTAL



Labour issues

13

.

Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) in top
100 companies by number of employees



14

.

Gender equality in business and government







15

.

Fatal accidents/ 100,000 workers

SUBTOTAL



Transparency and the

16

.

Level of corruption (as indicated by Transparency International)

business environment

17

.

Percentage of Total Assets under Management (AUM) managed against specific SRI
guidelines, measured in millions/billions (EUR).



SUBTOTAL





TOTAL



25

15

15

15

15

15

100