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#SocialFootprint: How Understanding Your Products' Social Impacts Will Create Value for Your Business

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Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment

Social metrics are the new vanguard of sustainability. In a world of fast-paced communications, businesses need social impact data to find improvement opportunities and differentiate their products in the market. Consumers expect transparency of product impact on environmental and social issues.

Until now, there has not been a practical business tool that can be used by companies to assess the social impacts of their products.

Introducing the 'Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment'; developed by PRé Sustainability and a Roundtable of 12 leading companies: Ahold, AkzoNobel, BASF, BMW Group, DSM, L'Oréal, Marks & Spencer, Philips, RB, Steelcase, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and a chemical company. The Handbook provides companies with a tool to understand risks and opportunities for product development, supply chain selection, and collaboration, and to improve reporting and communication in a credible way.

    What You Will Learn:
  • Uncover why and how the social footprint of your products affects your business.
  • Learn how social footprinting can help you to understand possible risks and improvement opportunities for product development, supply chain selection, and collaboration.
  • Gain insights into unique corporate cases: learn how BMW, DSM, and other members applied the methodology to assess the social impacts of their products.
  • Learn about the most common challenges expected and how to tackle them.
  • Gain insights into the next phase for development of the Product Social Footprinting methodology and the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics.

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