RRI Tool: B-Impact

B-Corps’ social and environmental impact benchmarking

B-Impact assessment shows your performance against comparable data sets on non-economic areas. You can compare yourself on your overall social and environmental impact and on specific areas like for instance taking at hart end users’ interests, minimizing environmental impact, taking care of the well-being of your personnel and engaging stakeholders. As a socially and environmentally committed company, your goals go far beyond maximizing financial profits. B-Impact can help you with this, however it is more fitting for larger companies than small or medium-sized companies.

When to Use This Tool

When you would like to know your social and environmental impact compared to other companies.

How to Use This Tool

With this free benchmarking tool  you assess your company on five different impact areas: consumers, community, environment, workers and governance. You can compare your scores against scores of competitors.

Tool Categories

Place of application: CSR, Management
Purpose of tool: Inspiration & Guidance

Tool Developed By

Required Investment

  • 90 minutes.
  • You are encouraged to assess yourself yearly

Expertise Needed

Experise level required when you do it yourself:

  • Novice

External support:

  • No external support needed, you can do it yourself.
Z

Expected Results

Information on your social and environmental impact that you can use to make an action plan to improve your performance.

PRISMA: Responsible Research & Innovation in Industry

From pilots to CEN-standard  

The PRISMA project has conducted pilot studies with 8 companies in order to help them to better integrate Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) in their innovation process and business practices. These pilots have provided case studies and good practices on RRI.   

Based on the experience with  eight pilots and consultations with industry and standard organization, PRISMA initiated an upcoming  CEN  (European Committee for Standardization) standard for companies aiming at developing a strategy for Responsible Innovation.

This  standard (also known as RRI-Roadmap)   is aligned with existing standards and policies on risk and innovation management, and corporate social responsibility (CSR), such as the standards ISO 26000, ISO 9001, ISO 31000, ISO 56000.

 

Latest Updates

 

PRISMA Roadmap

Based on the experience with  eight pilots and consultations with industry and standard organization, PRISMA developed a practical guideline and standards for companies aiming at developing a strategy for Responsible Innovation.

The RRI-Roadmap methodology is aligned with existing standards and policies on risk and innovation management, and corporate social responsibility (CSR), such as the standards ISO 26000, ISO 9001, ISO 31000, ISO 56000.

Jointly with CEN, the European Committee for Standardization,  further steps will be initiated regarding the roadmap. See also our press statement.

PRISMA Pilot Results: Cases & Best Practices

The goal of the PRISMA-project was to draw specific lessons about how RRI can be implemented in industry, ranging  from small enterprises to large corporations to consortia with universities. To this end, the  project included cooperation with 8 different companies in the field of  automated cars, internet technology, drones, biotechnology, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology.

The PRISMA Toolkit for Responsible Research & Innovation

The PRISMA Project has delivered a toolkit for small or medium-sized companies that aspire to develop innovative products and services with which genuine societal needs are addressed and a contribution is made to both environmental and economic sustainability.