Benchmarking against your peer group

Company Benchmarking Report (CBR)

An independent quantitative and qualitative analysis of your company’s performance against the sustainability benchmarks established by global leaders in your industry that can help you transform your sustainability performance and successfully anticipate future challenges and opportunities.


Who benefits from this service?

Companies looking for a relative assessment of their sustainability performance to identify critical competitive strengths and weaknesses as well as key sustainability challenges and opportunities affecting them now and in the future. To obtain this report, companies must have either participated in RobecoSAM’s annual CSA or commissioned an individual CSA from RobecoSAM Sustainability Services.


What do you get?

A detailed report in presentation format featuring

Quantitative analysis including
  • ranking of your company’s results on criteria level
  • statistical analysis of industry trends and reporting behavior in your industry
  • identification of questions with the highest contribution to total score and highest gap to best in class
Qualitative analysis including
  • qualitative deep-dive into strengths and areas for improvement
  • best-practice examples from industry and academia
  • details on the conducted media and stakeholder analysis
  • explanation of RobecoSAM methodology and rationale
One-hour feedback call with RobecoSAM expert to discuss key findings

Complementary services:
  • a customized report providing detailed quantitative information on your company’s sustainability scores relative to a select peer group in the global DJSI universe or in a defined region or country
  • a half-day workshop covering our assessment of your company’s sustainability performance at your offices, via video conference or at the RobecoSAM office in Zurich

How have others used this service?

“The Company Benchmarking Report was invaluable. With this tool, we now feel well positioned to better describe our practices and improve our ranking within the electric utilities industry. The report has helped our team to quickly identify needs for improvement in reporting and operational processes. The inclusion of “best practices” from organizations across industries was a plus.I highly recommend this product.“

AES Corporation- Leo Perkowski, Director Sustainability. US-based AES is a global power company with a diverse portfolio of operations in 20 countries

CBR Compact

An independent quantitative and qualitative analysis of your company’s performance against the sustainability benchmarks established by global leaders in your industry. The CBR compact can serve as a baseline to optimize your sustainability performance and anticipate future challenges and opportunities.


Who benefits from this service?

Companies looking to measure their sustainability performance relative to best-in-class companies worldwide. A focused version of the full Corporate Benchmarking Report, the CBR Compact provides a qualitative gap analysis as well as leading practice examples for selected dimensions or criteria.
To benefit from the CBR (Compact), companies must have participated in RobecoSAM’s annual CSA or commissioned an individual CSA from RobecoSAM Sustainability Services. 


What do you get?

A quantitative and qualitative benchmarking report in presentation format including the same content as a full CBR, though with the qualitative deep-dive into strengths and areas for improvement as well as leading practice examples for selected dimensions and/or criteria only.

 
One-hour feedback call with RobecoSAM expert to discuss key findings
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Complementary services:
  • a customized report providing detailed quantitative information on your company’s sustainability scores relative to a select peer group in the global DJSI universe or in a defined region or country
  • a half-day workshop covering our assessment of your company’s sustainability performance at your offices, via video conference or at the RobecoSAM office in Zurich

How have others used this service?

"Effective benchmarking is indispensable for sharpening our ambitions and for developing and implementing improvements, but it’s costly and complex if you want to do it yourself. RobecoSAM’s Company Benchmarking Report Compact and Detailed Peer Analysis have helped us to truly understand how our company’s sustainability performance stacks up against the competition and to learn how to turn that performance into competitive advantage."

Royal Philips N.V.- Henk de Bruin, Global Head of Sustainability.Royal Philips is a diversified global technology company based in the Netherlands.

Detailed Peer Analysis (DPA)

A focused analysis offering you detailed insight into your relative performance in selected sustainability areas and an essential tool to learn from the best.


Who benefits from this service?

The DPA is available as a stand-alone service for companies that have completed RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).
It is the service of choice for companies looking to assess and improve their relative performance in specific sustainability questions. Many companies use the Detailed Peer Analysis on an annual basis as a strategic tool to measure and continuously improve their sustainability practices in key areas.


What do you get?

A report in presentation format covering (at the level of individual questions):
  • detailed quantitative benchmarking of company results against industry peers, plus customized peer group(s)
  • detailed qualitative description of strengths and areas for improvement 
  • averages of quantitative data across industry and peer groups 
  • good practice examples from your industry or world leaders
  • descriptive statistics on scores of peers 
  • statistical analysis of industry trends and data point answering behavior of peers 
  • explanation of RobecoSAM’s rationale for each question
The DPA includes a free customization to benchmark your company against one or more custom-selected peer groups.

One-hour feedback call with a RobecoSAM expert to discuss key findings.

How have others used this service?

“The Detailed Peer Analysis has given us a benchmarking tool that has enabled us to identify gaps and prioritize resources. The two-way communication in the feedback call allowed us to dive into key issues, helping us to leverage the unique information.”

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.- Noriko Ikari, General Manager CSR. Nissan Motor is a global vehicle manufacturer based in Japan.

You will find and overview of the different benchmarking services under the tabs. Contact us to learn more in a personal conversation or to receive a detailed service factsheet including screenshots and service fees by email.

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