How It Works

We break ‘responsibility’ into 22 areas, across eight themes: Community, Environment, Ethical Choices, Finance and Governance, Human Rights, Marketplace Ethics, Technology and Workforce.

Step 1: Determining your priorities

The first step is to complete a simple, no obligation Q&A that gets you started on your journey.

We give you (personalised, human-given!) feedback within a few days – focusing on areas to prioritise and potential next steps.

Step 2: Describing your current practices

We will start working with you in greater depth to develop a more formal account of what you do, and what you intend to do in the future, across the 22 responsibility indicators. (We have an array of resources to help you make the most of this process without it being overly onerous.) We also work with you to estimate your current performance.

This has four main goals:

  • It’s a starting point and benchmark for your future actions
  • It’s the perfect opportunity to start ensuring all staff are involved and engaged
  • It helps us know you well enough to provide you with the right support and expertise.
  • It helps us identify the simplest and most effective improvements that can happen.

This is the point where we would normally start working with you in a more formal capacity and where we would agree costs and time commitments.

Step 3: Creating and using your dashboard

We then take this information and create your Responsibility Indicator – a dashboard that can fulfil many more functions, depending on how you decide to use it. This is your map, your index, your mine of internal data and, if you wish, a public demonstration of where you are and where you are going. 

Your selections in regards to priorities and performance will change and flux as your policies and practices evolve, new information is gathered, and other factors are brought to bear. Your Responsibility Indicator is invaluable in identifying where best to invest your precious resources to improve, as a repository of the live case studies of the work you’re doing, and as a means for ongoing monitoring and course correction.

Benefits of being a Responsible 100 business

Most businesses are simply happy to find a way of integrating responsibility into their strategy for profit. However, it would be irresponsible of us if we were to just stop there.

Being a Responsible 100 business opens up a host of other opportunities that help demonstrate to customers, suppliers and investors that you’re rigorous, responsible – and committed to being increasingly responsible – open and transparent.

  • Display the Responsible 100 badge
  • Access to Responsible 100 expert workshops
  • Network, learn with – and from – other Responsible 100 businesses
  • Share live cases in a safe, supportive environment

Learn more about why to be a Responsible 100 business
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