Sustainability/ESG Reporting for small businesses
Aligned to the objective of supporting organisations to create products and services that are inherently sustainable the SDG Assessment app for small business sustainability/ESG reporting was created by Dr Lowellyne James, Sian Young with technical insight provided Talal Baloch
Dr James is the author of Sustainability Footprints in SMEs-Strategy and case studies for Entrepreneurs and Small Business published by John Wiley & Sons, Management Systems and Performance Frameworks for Sustainability published by Routledge.
Based on his research an online self-assessment tool has been developed to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and fast growth companies benchmark and report their performance in relation to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Assessment app utilises the five step approach outlined in the Sustainable Strategic Growth Model :
The use of the Sustainable Strategic Growth Model can assist organisations in embedding SDGs within their strategic plans.
The SDG Assessment app aims to encourage small businesses and organisations that complete self-assessment to commit to addressing pertinent UN SDGs and provide sustainability reports relevant to their customers, community stakeholders and local context.
Participating organisations can download their Sustainability Report and Certificate of Recognition from the International Sustainability Alliance as evidence of their commitment to UN SDGs and are required annually to provide evidence of sustainability initiatives that have been undertaken for review by the ©Centre for Sustainable Action.