A systems approach to creating a sustainability performance benchmarking and reporting framework

Mary Vanleer, Rashmi Jain, Alice F. Squires

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While there have been several innovations in the field of corporate sustainability over the last decade, many companies have found the activities involved in data gathering and analysis to support monitoring and reporting of sustainability information to be extremely time consuming and lacking in clear answers of risk and return. Corporate sustainability management (CSM) is gaining grounds recently. CSM looks at the dependence of a company's viability on its ability to create optimal profit without causing environmental damage and social problems in the community (Rahardjo, 2013). The purpose of this research is to establish a benchmarking framework that creates a systematised method for comparative,reporting of sustainability information in order to lower the barrier to entry for companies struggling to invest in sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-215
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


  • Benchmarking
  • Key performance indicators
  • Kpis
  • Lca
  • Lifecycle assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability assessment
  • Sustainability intelligence
  • Sustainability reporting

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