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ASSESSING SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT: MIA

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ASSESSING SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT: MIA

The Maturity and Integration Assessment (MIA) and benchmark provides companies with a solution to assess and benchmark the level of maturity and integration of their sustainability management in order to better understand and internally communicate areas for improvement.

 

 

Maturity:

The degree to which companies measure and manage what is material to their business.

 

 

Integration:

The degree to which sustainability and material stakeholder expectations are embedded into strategic management and into all divisions of the organisational structure.

 

 

Key metrics are based on aspects of GRI G4 and CSR Europe’s notion of an ideal situation. Questions are linked to requirements of the EU Directive on Non-Financial Information Disclosure. This means that gaps identified in the MIA assessment will help companies improve their processes and comply more easily with legal requirements.

 

For further information check: MIA Benchmark technical details.

 

 

Using the tool enables companies to:

 

 

The pilot phase was conducted in 2014 with the participation of ten companies. Enel, Titan and Solvay were the corporate leaders of the project, helping shape and improve the framework. (Due to internal restructuring Enel`s data was not included in the aggregate results of the assessment.)

 

WHAT IS THE MIA PROCESS?

 

 

Interested? Check out the MIA offer on CSR Europe`s website.

 

WORKSHOP FEEDBACK ON STRENGTH OF ASSESSMENT

 

The majority of pilot participants indicated they would use the results of the MIA benchmark for personal and professional learning. Participants also assert a strategic value to the assessment and stated that they would share it in order to influence planning and strategy.

 

Besides the sustainability team, external relations and financial departments have been highlighted as departments using the results of the MIA benchmark.

 

January 2015