Measurements: How to improve your company’s sustainability

Analysis of sustainability measurements uses collected data to determine the company’s options for improving performance.

Improving the company’s sustainability in five steps, using environmental performance indicators

The environmental performance indicators presented in the previous sections and the information they provide help improve the company’s understanding, strategy and results. To do this, they need to be interpreted using a five-step process:

Graphic. Shows how to collect and compute data to improve the sustainability of a business

Source: OECD guidelines on sustainable development

Tools for data collection and calculation

To explain each of these steps in practical terms, fictitious theoretical examples will be assessed using spreadsheets and additional tools. These various tools can be found on the OECD website:


Last modification 04.11.2021

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