Good corporate citizenship

Good Corporate Citizenship assessment tool

The Good Corporate Citizenship (GCC) tool is an easy to use online tool that helps organisations assess their commitment to sustainable development.

It indicates how an organisation is fairing in social, environmental, and financial terms and gives a measure of how sustainable the organisation is.  Take the test and you can see how your organisation is doing compared to others.

The GCC is designed to help you think about how you and your organisation can contribute to sustainable development and it provides a structured guide to take you through this process.

The newly upgraded website is now live.  Go to the GCC website and take part.

The GCC is now run by the Sustainable Development Unit. It was developed by the Sustainable Development Commission and the Department of Health.

Sustainability Impact Assessment

A number of organisations are incorporating sustainability questions in their impact assessments and board papers so that sustainability is considered in decision making. Assessing sustainability and the social impacts alongside the financial business case is aligned with the legal requirements in the Public Services (Social Value) Act (2012).

The template below provides an outline of some questions which gauge the impact of a project, policy or service change on sustainability. Questions from here could be incorporated into board cover papers or existing impact assessments (Total Impact Assessments, Integrated Impact Assessments, Sustainability Impact Assessments, Quality Impact Assessments, and Equality Impact Assessments etc.).

As with other assessments this should be carried out in an unbiased and objective manner.

The template has been produced with the help of Georgina Smith, Sustainability Advisor at NHS Gloucestershire CCG. You can read a Q&A with Georgina here.