Any organization will start to define KPIs according to their Sustainability strategy. The intersections with the core characteristics of an organization defines the focus for Sustainability objectives and the change path for the organization.
Definition of your KPIs are structured according to a 2 layer concept. Your KPI header defines how a KPI is tracked and reported, your KPI Sub defines all details required to measure and record your performance. Whether your sustainability metrics are qualitative or quantitative, manually entered, chosen from a drop down list or calculated, can all be set at your KPI master data. This enables you to define all required specifics to define and collect your data.
Your organizational structure can be defined according to Organization types that allow performance analysis and comparison between different organization entities. Each Organization type consist of your relevant organizations that can be linked to an organizational hierarchy to support multiple consolidation levels. Linking KPIs and Organizations will define the relevancy for data collection purposes.
Sustainability Performance Management Model
In order to define your sustainability performance management structures a sustainability model can be used. This model represents KPI Groups as reporting perspectives. A KPI can be linked to different reporting perspectives such as Focus Areas, Commitments and Initiatives. Sustainability frameworks are supported in a similar way depending of the required data granularity level. A Sustainability Performance Management Model allow you to report according to different reporting perspectives while defining and collecting data on the lowest granular level.
GRI G4 Sustainability Guidelines
GRI G4 Sustainability Guidelines is delivered as standard content. Most organizations will use a selection of GRI KPIs but will also define their own KPIs aligned with the organizations’ strategy. The definition of your KPIs for internal use and external use can be shared to generate a GRI G4 Sustainability Report. Specific GRI reports enable you to generate an GRI G4 output and control the data collection process for GRI G4 reporting.
WRI GHG Protocol
Currency and Unit of Measures conversion allow you to use a Unit of Measure for data collection in parallel with a Unit of Measure to report a KPI’s performance. Each organization can make use of their local unit of measure and GreenIntelli will convert this for your GHG reporting. The conversion structure is aligned with the WRI GHG protocol to allow for additional variables used for conversion, such a country or region. A consolidation Unit of Measure is used to generate MTCO2e GHG Inventory report.
Meta and Master data
GreenIntelli includes a set of meta and master data to support different approaches for Sustainability Performance Management and Reporting. You can define multiple periods supporting parallel reporting cycles for specific groups of KPIs, different data versions to support reporting comparison of Actuals, Targets, Planning, Baseline and Benchmark data. Bandwidth data can be set up to support reporting alerts for exceptional underlying performance. All meta and master data is dynamically set to secure history reporting and all additions and changes include an Audit trail.
The environmental perspective represents the sustainability impact of organizations on living and non-living natural systems, including land, air, water and ecosystems.
The economic perspective represents the sustainability impact of organizations on the economic conditions of its stakeholders and the sustainability impact on the local, national and global economic system.
The social perspective represents the sustainability impact of organizations on the social systems within it operates and connects.