An in-depth assessment of your company’s sustainability performance that allows you to monitor KPIs over time and can serve as an essential tool to improve operations and your sustainability ranking in your industry. We facilitate your learning with• A benchmarking scorecard covering all criteria assessed that shows your company's sustainability performance, both in absolute and relative terms, compared to the different DJSI indices, the industry average and the industry's best-in-class company. Download a Sample CSA Scorecard in Excel format
Participation in the CSA offers various opportunities for enhancing your brand and reputation as a global sustainability leader in the eyes of stakeholders, financial analysts and the public at large.
The results of the SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment serve a wide range stakeholders and applications ranging from indices to asset management and from company benchmarking to sustainability-linked loans.
CSA results are not only an important resource to the financial community but also to employees, customers and critical NGOs.
Each year, we publish the SAM Sustainability Yearbook − the world’s most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability − based on information collected through the CSA.
Not only are the top 15% of the companies from each industry included in The Sustainability Yearbook, they are also classified into three categories: SAM Gold Class, SAM Silver Class and SAM Bronze Class.
To further streamline the process of completing the CSA, our online assessment tool uses XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) technology, the open international standard for digital business reporting. The XBRL Taxonomy for the CSA is a coded representation of all 61 industry-specific CSA questionnaires. This allows you and your software providers to integrate the CSA questionnaire into your corporate reporting systems, enabling you to automatically transfer the required data from your information management platforms directly into the SAM CSA. Not only does this reduce the time and resources needed to complete the assessment, but it also provides a consistent approach to transmitting sustainability information, improving the overall quality and accuracy of the data.
Currently, UL EHS and OneReport supports the integration of the CSA into their software platforms.