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The Swiss Sustainability Benchmark is the first national benchmark assessing business contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The Swiss Sustainability B_enchmark is the first national benchmark assessing business contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

How is it related to the Swiss Triple Impact program?

Completing the benchmark is a requirement to join the STI Directory (Step 3). For more details, click here.
 

Can I take part in the benchmark if I am not a Swiss Triple Impact participant?

Yes, the benchmark is open to all Swiss businesses, even those who are not part of the STI program.

Why participate?

Sustainability is playing an increasingly important role in strategically managing business risk, environmental impact, and employee engagement aside from strengthening resiliency and reputation, areas that are also becoming essential for tendering and procurement processes.

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Improving Performance

The Swiss Sustainability B_enchmark not only gives a snapshot of how businesses perform compared to international standards but also gives key insights on the best practices in social and environmental impact and governance.

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Collective Action

It is only with the participation of thousands of businesses that we will be able to accurately report on the state of the Swiss private sector, and consequently establish meaningful actions to reach the SDGs and the Confederation’s Agenda 2030

The Swiss Sustainability B_enchmark is designed to help businesses to: ​

  • Understand their impact on customers, employees, suppliers, the wider community, and the environment compared to best practices in sustainability. 

  • Compare their performance to other Swiss businesses

  • Get a quick assessment of their performance based on global best practices and standards developed by B Lab

  • Evaluate their overall contribution to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)

Accelerate action towards achieving the SDGs

  • Assess the private sector's progress made so far in order to inform the actions that need to be taken to achieve Switzerland's Agenda 2030

How does it work for your business?
Business organisations
  • Define your objectives

  • Share the benchmark in your network

  • Participants answer 30 questions online (approx. 90 min) 

  • Participants receive individual performance snapshots

  • Upon request, obtain specific and aggregated reporting based on your requirements

Benefits and deliverables:
Upon request, you may: 

  • Obtain an overview of your members' performance

  • Benchmark your network's performance against actors in other sectors and regions

  • Add personalized questions relevant to your industry and members

  • Receive specific reporting based on your needs

Reasons to participate: 

  • Drive your network's CSR strategy based on measured performance.

  • Leverage best practices identified in your network to support other members' improvements. 

  • Demonstrate your commitment to offering relevant services to your members. 

You've just started the journey - It's time to engage!

Some foundations have been laid - Go Ahead!

You have already come a long way - Keep Going!

You have developed the right practices - You can be a leader in your sector!

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Who can join? 

Entities such as cantons, cities, economic promotion, business associations, industry and trade associations throughout Switzerland are encouraged to invite their members to participate in the Swiss Sustainability Benchmark. Tailor-made services are available upon request to customize data sets to address sector-specific needs, including reporting and aggregation of data. This allows comparisons across regions, industries, or within a single member organization.

What is next?

To continue your impact journey, join the Swiss Triple Impact program. Using the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework, the Swiss Triple Impact program enables companies to enhance their competitiveness by identifying areas of growth, increasing trust from customers and employees, increasing resilience, reducing risks linked to changing regulations, and lowering costs by optimizing the use of resources. 

Questions?

If you have any questions we invite you to explore the FAQs or get in touch with a coordinator from your region. 

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